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    Top Spots in and near Roan Mountain

    • Kingsport, Tennessee

      Bay's Mountain Firetower

      4.8
      3.67 mi / 768 ft gain
      Bay's Mountain Firetower overlooks the city of Kingsport, the South Fork Holston River, and the surrounding Tennessee mountains. Part of Bay's Mountain State Park, this is the most popular hike of the 25 miles of trails. The hike to the fire tower passes the Kingsport Reservoir which is essential...
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    • Kingsport, Tennessee

      Bays Mountain Reservoir Trail

      5.0
      2.8 mi / 469 ft gain
      Bays Mountain Reservoir Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Kingsport, Tennessee.
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    • Kingsport, Tennessee

      Bays Mountain Fire Tower Loop

      5.0
      4.79 mi / 879 ft gain
      Bays Mountain Fire Tower Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Kingsport, Tennessee.
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    • Greeneville, Tennessee

      Hike to Margarette Falls

      5.0
      2.7 mi / 715 ft gain
      To reach the trail head, take exit number 39 to Erwin/Jonesborough and turn onto State Route 81/107 west and stay on this for 6.5 miles. Then you will turn left to stay on Route 107 and continue on for 16 more miles. Then you will take a left on Route 351 and drive 4.5 miles. Then you will take a...
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    • Marshall, Tennessee

      Appalachian Trail: Jones Meadow to Jerry Cabin Shelter

      7.58 mi / 909 ft gain
      Appalachian Trail: Jones Meadow to Jerry Cabin Shelter is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Greeneville, Tennessee.
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    • Black Mountain, North Carolina

      Craggy Pinnacle Trail

      4.8
      1.03 mi / 285 ft gain
      I usually spend the day visiting restaurants and breweries around Asheville. Before it gets late, so you can enjoy the views, head to the Blue Ridge Parkway located right outside the city. After about 30 minutes on the parkway, you will park at the Craggy Pinnacle parking lot Milepost 364.1. Fro...
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    • Purlear, North Carolina

      The Lump Trail

      4.0
      0.27 mi / 82 ft gain
      The Lump Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Purlear, North Carolina.
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    • Church Hill, Tennessee

      Laurel Run Trail

      5.0
      3.96 mi / 712 ft gain
      Laurel Run Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Church Hill, Tennessee.
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    • Montreat, North Carolina

      Hike Lookout Mountain, Montreat

      5.0
      1.1 mi / 623 ft gain
      Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains is Montreat, North Carolina. Just down the road from Asheville, it neighbors Black Mountain and doesn't disappoint for views. Montreat itself houses a plethora of hiking trails, but the cream of the crop HAS to be Lookout Mountain. After a weekend of checking o...
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    • Troutdale, Virginia

      Hike the Appalachian Trail from Elk Garden to Buzzard Rock

      5.0
      6.6 mi / 1000 ft gain
      Starting at the Elk Garden Parking Area hike the Appalachian Trail south (do not cross the road, follow the trail from the parking area). Hike along the trail following the white blazes and at 2.4 miles you'll reach a campsite on your left. This is a great place to camp overnight if you decide to...
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    • Old Fort, North Carolina

      Catawba Falls

      4.8
      2.19 mi / 394 ft gain
      Please note, Catawba Falls is temporarily closed. You can learn more about updates at www.fs.usda.gov. This quick and relatively easy hike is located close to Asheville, NC. If you're looking to have the trail to yourself, it can be a little tough. It's best to get there as early as possible or ...
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    • Mouth of Wilson, Virginia

      Twin Pinnacles Loop

      5.0
      1.35 mi / 157 ft gain
      Park at the Visitor Center; don't stress when you get to the parking lot and can't see it, it's up the hill. From the parking lot hike across the road and find the staircase. Follow this up to the Visitor Center. If you're standing in front of the Visitor Center, the trailhead will be to the left...
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    • Mouth of Wilson, Virginia

      Twin Pinnacles via Big Pinnacles Trail

      5.0
      2 mi / 525 ft gain
      To reach the Big Pinnacle Trail Head, park at the Massie Gap Day Parking area, and then follow the road west (away from Massie Gap) until you reach the trail head located on the left side of the road.  Follow the Big Pinnacles Trail for 0.4 miles until it intersects with the Twin Pinnacles Trail....
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    • Mouth of Wilson, Virginia

      Wilburn Ridge and Massie Gap Loop

      5.0
      2.32 mi / 318 ft gain
      To reach the trail head, park in the Massie Gap Parking Lot.  This is the parking lot for most of the trails in the park, so it can fill up very quickly, but you are able to park along the side of the road.  Massie Gap as two parking areas: one intended for overnight hikers and one for day hikers...
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    • Mouth of Wilson, Virginia

      Rhododendron Trail to Rock Croppings

      5.0
      1.77 mi / 289 ft gain
      In order to go when the Rhododendron are blooming you'll need to aim for the first three weeks of June.  Starting from the Massies Gap parking area in the Grayson Highlands State Park, follow the trail through the field and towards the base of a large hill. You will see a fence that runs along t...
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    • Mouth of Wilson, Virginia

      Hike and Fish Cabin Creek Trail

      5.0
      1.8 mi / 400 ft gain
      Starting at the Massie Gap Parking Area follow the paved road down towards the woods. You will see a gravel dirt path off the side of the road to your right that heads back towards the woods. A couple steps down the trail you will see a metal pole with "Cabin Creek Trail" written on it. Follow th...
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