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Appalachian Trail: US 321 to TN 91

This relatively flat 20.2-mile section runs through rhododendron tunnels, quiet woodlands, and past three AT shelters.

Rating

Shelters: Watauga Lake Shelter: sleeps 6; no privy. Vandeventer Shelter: sleeps 6; no privy. Iron Mountain Shelter: sleeps 6; no privy.

To Trailhead

Start: From Braemar, TN, head east on US 321 for 2.1 miles and turn right on Shook Branch Rd. Continue 69 ft. to trail crossing. End: From Shady Valley, TN, head SW on TN 91 for 3.6 miles and turn right on Osborne Rd. Go 52 ft. to trail crossing.

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