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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

6.98 mi / 1204 ft gain

Roan Knob via Appalachian Trail

Roan Mountain, Tennessee

3.1 mi / 850 ft gain

Hike to Grassy Ridge Bald in the Roan Highlands

Bakersville, North Carolina

5.0
5.3 mi / 700 ft gain

Camp at Round Bald

Bakersville, North Carolina

4.0

Backpack to Overmountain Shelter in the Roan Highlands

Bakersville, North Carolina

5.0
5.5 mi / 900 ft gain

Jane Bald via Appalachian Trail

Bakersville, North Carolina

2.66 mi / 591 ft gain

Places to stay

Newland, North Carolina

Linville Falls Campground

Hampton, Tennessee

Dennis Cove Campground

Banner Elk, North Carolina

The Nuthouse Cabin

From $176.50 / night

Blue Ridge Parkway

Julian Price Campground

432 Tannenbaum Lane, North Carolina

Songbird Cabin on the Cornett Deal Christmas Tree Farm

From $180 / night

37692

Rock Creek Recreation Area

Guides and stories

Appalachian Trail - First 5%

Cody Markham

5 Awesome Trail to Town Adventures Near Asheville, NC

Erin McGrady

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

Erin McGrady

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

Erin McGrady

6 Urban Parks in Asheville, North Carolina

Erin McGrady

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

Clayton Getsinger

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