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Appalachian Trail: Devil Fork Gap to Sams Gap

Cross farmlands and woods then climb 1,500 feet to Lick Rock. Bonus: Look closely for an old barbed wire fence that once separated North Carolina and Tennessee.

Trip Tools

Shelters: Hogback Ridge Shelter: sleeps 6; privy.

To Trailhead

Start: From Carmen, NC, head east on NC 212 for 2.8 miles to trail. End: From Rice Bend, TN, take US 23 S for 2.5 miles to trail (I-26 overpass).

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