Appalachian Trail: Winding Stair Gap to Wayah Gap

This 6.2-miler offers a quick overnight getaway. Connect scenic outcrops with views to nearby mountains and camp at Silver Bald Shelter.
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This 6.2-miler offers a quick overnight getaway. Connect scenic outcrops with views to nearby mountains and camp at Silver Bald Shelter.

Shelters: Silver Bald Shelter: sleeps 8; privy.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 9.9

Waypoints

WPT011

Location: 35.1216850280762, -83.5471801757812

AT switchbacks

ZZZ008

Location: 35.1206817626953, -83.5472183227539

Winding Stair Gap; cross US 64

WPT046

Location: 35.1416320800781, -83.5703201293945

Jeep road

WPT049

Location: 35.1440849304199, -83.572265625

Spring

WPT003

Location: 35.1414833068848, -83.5685348510742

Campsite (room for 3 tents); trail enters on the R

WPT013

Location: 35.1215324401856, -83.5476531982422

Gravel road

WPT044

Location: 35.1481018066406, -83.5825653076172

Piped spring

WPT045

Location: 35.1423149108887, -83.5761871337891

Field. Blue-blazed jeep road to the E leading to shelter; side trail to the W to Siler Bald

WPT009

Location: 35.1215515136719, -83.550163269043

Gravel road

WPT008

Location: 35.1225814819336, -83.5569534301758

Stream crossing; side trail to campsite (room for 5 tents)

WPT010

Location: 35.1228828430176, -83.5486145019531

Big Stream; campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT007

Location: 35.122501373291, -83.5571365356445

Piped spring

WPT002

Location: 35.1436347961426, -83.5725860595703

Boxed spring

ZZZ009

Location: 35.1539039611816, -83.5802230834961

Wayah Gap; cross NC 310 and FS 69

WPT006

Location: 35.1210670471191, -83.5584182739258

Swinging Lick Gap

WPT005

Location: 35.1305656433106, -83.5547027587891

Panther Gap; campsite (room for 4 tents)

WPT043

Location: 35.1510162353516, -83.5802688598633

Dry stream crossing

WPT048

Location: 35.1412162780762, -83.5686340332031

Campsite (room for 3 tents)

WPT001

Location: 35.1442184448242, -83.5724182128906

Siler Bald Shelter

WPT047

Location: 35.1404151916504, -83.5704803466797

AT turns W @ jct with blue-blazed trail which leads to shelter

WPT012

Location: 35.1217002868652, -83.5476303100586

Bridge and falls

IMG_5395

Location: 35.1441650390625, -83.572380065918

IMG_5411

Location: 35.1217002868652, -83.5475158691406