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Appalachian Trail: Hot Springs, NC to Tanyard Gap

Switchback 1,000 feet to poster-worthy views of Lovers Leap Rock, an aptly-named perch made famous by a suicidal Cherokee maiden.

Rating

Shelters: None.

To Trailhead

Start: From Hot Springs, NC, head west on US 25 for .3 miles and turn left on S. Surpentine Ave. Go .1 miles to trail. End: From Hot Springs, NC, head northeast on US 25 for 2.8 miles and turn left on Lookout Mountain Rd. (unmarked). Go .2 miles to trail.

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