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Appalachian Trail: Tanyard Gap to Allen Gap

Cruise 8.1 miles into wooded creek valleys and up Rich Mountain where an old fire tower is accessible by a short spur trail.

Rating

Shelters: Spring Mountain Shelter: sleeps 5; privy.

To Trailhead

Start: 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. End: From Allenstand, NC, head north on NC 208 for 2.3 into Tennessee. Continue on TN 70 for .1 mile to trail.

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