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Appalachian Trail: Sams Gap to Spivey Gap

Top-of-the-world vistas, fields of wildflowers and sun-dappled hardwood forests are nothing compared to David Greer, an insane murderer who once lived on Bald Mountain from 1802 to 1834.

Rating

Shelters: Bald Mountain Shelter: sleeps 10; privy.

To Trailhead

Start: From Rice Bend, TN, take US 23 S for 2.5 miles to trail (I-26 overpass). End: From Flag Pond, TN, head northwest on TN 23. In .6 mi. make a slight right onto Tilson Mountain Rd. Continue 4.4 miles and make a sharp right at US 19W. Trail intersects road in 6.2 miles.

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