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Appalachian Trail: US 19 to Stecoach Gap

Start at the Nantahala Outdoor Center and hit the trail for a beautiful, yet rugged 12.7-mile walk under hardwoods and through Nantahala Gorge. Not up for a long day hike? Stop at Sassafras Gap Shelter and swap stories with thru-hikers.

Trip Tools

Shelters: Sassafras Gap Shelter: sleeps 14; privy.

To Trailhead

Start: From Wesser, NC, head west on US 19 for .6 mile to parking. End: From Cheoah, NC, head northeast on NC 143. Go 3.7 miles to parking.

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