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Hike to Big Hump Mountain along the Appalachian Trail

Newland, North Carolina

4.5
7.2 mi / 2043 ft gain

Hike to Bradley Gap along the Appalachian Trail

Newland, North Carolina

4.6 mi / 1339 ft gain

Hike to Little Hump Mountain

Newland, North Carolina

10.8 mi / 2437 ft gain

Appalachian Trail: Carvers Gap to Roan Mountain

Bakersville, North Carolina

5.0
6.98 mi / 1204 ft gain

Roan Knob via Appalachian Trail

Roan Mountain, Tennessee

3.1 mi / 850 ft gain

Grassy Ridge Bald in the Roan Highlands

Bakersville, North Carolina

5.0
4.84 mi / 932 ft gain

Roan Highlands: Carvers Gap to US 19E via Appalachian Trail

Bakersville, North Carolina

5.0
15.47 mi / 2598 ft gain

Round Bald via Carver's Gap

Bakersville, North Carolina

4.0
1.72 mi / 338 ft gain

Backpack to Overmountain Shelter in the Roan Highlands

Bakersville, North Carolina

5.0
5.5 mi / 900 ft gain

Places to stay

Linville Falls Campground

Newland, North Carolina

Linville Falls Campground

Dennis Cove Campground

Hampton, Tennessee

Dennis Cove Campground

Julian Price Campground

Blue Ridge Parkway

Julian Price Campground

Rock Creek Recreation Area

37692

Rock Creek Recreation Area

Carolina Hemlocks Rec Area

Burnsville, North Carolina

Carolina Hemlocks Rec Area

Boone KOA Holiday

Boone, North Carolina

Boone KOA Holiday

Guides and stories

Appalachian Trail - First 5%

Appalachian Trail - First 5%

Cody Markham

 5 Awesome Trail to Town Adventures Near Asheville, NC

5 Awesome Trail to Town Adventures Near Asheville, NC

Erin McGrady

Part II: Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway Near Asheville - South

Part II: Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway Near Asheville - South

Erin McGrady

Part I: Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville - North

Part I: Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville - North

Erin McGrady

6 Urban Parks in Asheville, North Carolina

6 Urban Parks in Asheville, North Carolina

Erin McGrady

Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway on the Way to Asheville, NC

Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway on the Way to Asheville, NC

Clayton Getsinger

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