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Appalachian Trail: Davenport Gap to Max Patch Road

This 18.7-mile weekend trip starts with a 2,700-foot climb up Snowbird Mountain then descends and climbs again to Max Patch, an old homestead and logging camp.

Trip Tools

Shelters: Groundhog Creek Shelter; sleeps 6; privy

To Trailhead

Start: From Newport, TN, take US 321 to I-40 E. In 15.1 mi., exit onto Waterville Rd. Continue on Tobes Creek Rd. Turn left onto Pine Hill Way and turn left again at TN 32. Continue for .8 mi. parking at Davenport Gap. End: From Hot Springs, NC, Take US 70 S and turn left onto Upper Shutin Rd. Continue on Wolf Creek Rd. for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto TN 107. Trail will cross road in 1.8 mi.

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