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Hike the AT to Grassy Ridge

Roan Mountain, Tennessee

Details

Distance

4.7 miles

Elevation Gain

1089 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Sophie Lamarche

Hike the Appalachian Trail to Jane and Grassy Balds, with stunning views of the mountains and the balds that run on the ridge lines!

Looking across the paring lot you will see a few steps and a bulletin board, which leads you up to the trailhead. From there you will walk in the woods for .5 of a mile and the emerge out of the woods into the balds on top of the first mountain. On a clear day you will already have a beautiful view of all the mountains in the distance and you will start to see the trail you will be hiking on in the distance. The balds are absolutely beautiful, you will see wildflowers, maybe some animals, and the view is just stunning. You will hike for 2 miles and then the trail will split, follow the sign that says Grassy Ridge. From there you can hike as far as you want. We hiked all the way to the big rock with the plaque on it and then ate lunch up there!

Check the weather before you go, but don't be put off by a tiny bit of fog. When we arrived around 10am there was a ton of fog, but we stuck it out and it was worth it, the fog cleared and it was a beautiful day! There is a public bathrooms in the parking lot, no water fountain though.

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Features

Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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