ATTimberRidgeTr

mile 95.91 / Jct

CarterGapShTr

mile 96.31 / Shelter Junction


E 200' to Carter Gap Shelter, W 0.1 miles to water source.

BettyCrGap

mile 100.04 / Gap

BettyCrGapTr

mile 100.17 / Jct


E 0.3 miles to a stream.

USFS83

mile 100.91 / πŸš—


AT crosses USFS 83 near Mooney Gap.

BearpenGap

mile 101.82 / Gap


AT and USFS 67.

ATBearpenTr

mile 102.23 / Jct


AT joins Bearpen Trail near USFS 67.

AlbertMtn

mile 102.49 / ⛰️


Firetower

BigSpringGap

mile 103.07 / πŸ’§


W to water at Hurricane Creek headwaters.

LongBrShelterTr

mile 104.98 / Shelter Junction


West 100 yards to Long Branch Shelter.

ATLongBranchTr

mile 105.81 / Jct


Junction of the AT with the Long Branch Trail. West 2 miles to Standing Indian Campground.

GlassmineGap

mile 106.22 / Gap

RockGapShelterTr

mile 108.44 / Shelter Junction


West 100 yards to Rock Gap Shelter, spring.

RockGap

mile 108.58 / πŸ…ΏοΈ


Rock Gap, USFS 67. West 1.5 miles on USFS 67 to Standing Indian Campground, a paid USFS campground with showers, bathrooms and a camp store.

WallaceGap

mile 109.17 / πŸš—


USFS 67 and W Old Murphy Rd (Old U.S. 67).

AT10794

mile 109.28 / πŸ’§

AT11021

mile 111.57 / πŸ’§


Stream.

US64

mile 112.31 / πŸ…ΏοΈ


Piped spring on south side of road. East to Franklin, NC. Lodging options include Ron Haven's Budget Inn, The Sapphire Inn, Comfort Inn, Microten Inn, Hiker's Den Hostel (same phone as Haven's Budget Inn, (828) 524-4403), Gooder Grove AT and Adventure Hostel, (828) 332-9228. Long-term resupply at Ingles Supermarket, BiLo, Walmart. Outdoor 76 and Three Eagles Outfitters offer camping equipment and shoes. Macon County Transit, (828) 349-2222 offering rides at $3 pp at 9:30a, 12:30p and 3:30p from Winding Stair Gap February thru May, check site http://www.macontransit.org/routes.html.

MooreCreek

mile 112.57 / πŸ’§


Northern, upstream Moore Creek crossing.

AT11137

mile 112.75 / πŸš—


Dirt road.

AT11191

mile 113.28 / πŸ’§


Small stream.

SwingingLick

mile 113.46 / Gap

PantherGap

mile 114.34 / Gap

ATSilerBaldTrS

mile 116.04 / Shelter Junction


East 0.5 miles to Siler Bald Shelter, with camping, privy, water, bear cables. The Siler Bald Shelter Trail is a 1.1 mile loop which rejoins the AT.

ATSilerBaldTrN

mile 116.58 / Shelter Junction


East 0.6 miles to Siler Bald Shelter with camping, privy, water. The Siler Bald Shelter Trail is a 1.1 mile loop which rejoins the AT. West 0.2 miles to Siler Bald, 5207'.

WayahGap

mile 118.24 / πŸš—


N.C. 1310, Wayah Gap. Aquone Hostel at Nantahala Mountain Lodge offers pickups from Wayah, Burningtown or Tellico Gap, (828) 321-2340, http://www.aquonelogcabinrentals.com/at.html, meals, pizza, laundry.

ATWilsonLickTr

mile 119.57 / Jct


Junction of the AT with the Wilson Lick Trail.

FS69

mile 120.07 / πŸ’§


AT junction with USFS 69, piped spring.

WineSpring

mile 120.55 / πŸ’§


Piped spring, space for a few tents. Junction with the Bartram Trail.

WayahBald

mile 122.42 / ⛰️


Wayah Bald, observation tower.

ATBartram

mile 122.98 / Jct


Junction of the AT and Bartram Trail.

WayahShelterTr

mile 123.33 / Shelter Junction


East 100 yds to Wayah Shelter with water, camping. West 200 yds to spring.

LicklogGap

mile 124.80 / Gap


West 0.5 miles to Little Laurel Creek.

AT12518

mile 126.76 / πŸ’§


Stream.

BurningtownGap

mile 127.07 / πŸ…ΏοΈ


N.C. 1397. Aquone Hostel at Nantahala Mountain Lodge offers pickups from Wayah, Burningtown and Tellico Gap, (828) 321-2340, http://www.aquonelogcabinrentals.com/at.html.

ColdSpringShelter

mile 128.28 / Shelter


Sleeps 6, privy, bear cables, spring. Tentsites north on the AT.

RockyBaldLookoutTr

mile 130.19 / Jct


E to summit of Rocky Bald.

TellicoGap

mile 131.96 / πŸ…ΏοΈ


N.C. 1365. Aquone Hostel at Nantahala Mountain Lodge offers pickups from Wayah, Burningtown and Tellico Gap. (828) 321-2340 http://www.aquonelogcabinrentals.com/at.html.

WesserBald

mile 133.36 / ⛰️

AT13232

mile 134.00 / πŸ’§


Spring 100' east of the switchback.

WesserBaldShelterTr

mile 134.18 / Shelter Junction


W to Wesser Bald Shelter.

AT13373

mile 135.43 / πŸ“·


View at a minor summit.

JumpUpLookout

mile 135.76 / πŸ“·


View of the Jump-up across the Nantahala River.

AT13588

mile 137.62 / πŸ’§


Small stream.

RufusMorganShelterTr

mile 139.06 / Shelter Junction


Stream here. E 200' to A. Rufus Morgan Shelter.

NOCOutfitters

mile 139.92 / O


Open 10-5 in season, sells backpacking gear and food, fuel, ATM, GSMNP permits, coin laundry, showers. Accepts packages. (828) 488-7230, <https://noc.com/retail-locations/outfitters-store>. Ask about loding options, which include hotel rooms and hiker style hostel or cabin accommodations. East 13 miles on U.S. 19 to Bryson City, NC with many services including a supermarket, pharmacy, coin laundry, hospital, hotels.

RiversEnd

mile 139.93 / 🍴


River's End Restaurant open 11-6 Nov-Feb and 8-7 rest of the year.

NantahalaRiver

mile 139.96 / πŸŒ‰


Nantahala River pedestrian bridge, north end. E 100' to Big Wesser BBQ and Brew restaurant, open in season 10a-11p.

AT13961

mile 141.43 / ⚑

WrightGap

mile 141.55 / Gap


Dirt road.

AT14074

mile 142.58 / Jct


Side trail 100 yards west to a spring and campsites.

GrassyGap

mile 143.03 / Gap

RockCreek

mile 144.33 / πŸ’§


Small stream.

TheJumpUp

mile 144.73 / πŸ“·

SwimBald

mile 145.92 / ⛰️

CheoahBald

mile 147.92 / ⛰️


5062'.

CheoahBartram

mile 148.15 / Jct


Junction of the AT and Bartram Trail near Cheoah Bald.

LocustCoveGap

mile 150.45 / ⛺️


W 100 yds to a spring.

SimpGap

mile 151.59 / Gap

StecoahGap

mile 153.66 / πŸ…ΏοΈ


N.C. 143, Sweetwater Road, picnic tables. Parking lot. Spring located 300 feet west on road, then down logging road on the left. West 9 miles to Robbinsville, NC, with motels, supermarkets, fast food.

AT15196

mile 153.96 / ⚑

SweetwaterGap

mile 154.72 / Gap

BrownForkGapShTr

mile 156.00 / Shelter Junction


E 0.1 miles to Brown Fork Gap Shelter, camping & water.

BrownForkGap

mile 156.14 / Jct


E 100 yds to a piped spring.

HogbackGap

mile 158.20 / Gap

CodyGap

mile 159.03 / ⛺️


West 0.1 miles to spring.

AT15891

mile 161.01 / πŸ’§


Stream.

YellowCrGap

mile 161.42 / πŸ…ΏοΈ


N.C. 1242, Yellow Creek Mtn Road.

CableGapShelter

mile 162.24 / Shelter


Sleeps 6, privy, tenting, spring.

BlackGumGap

mile 163.62 / Gap

WalkerGap

mile 165.03 / Jct


West 2.5 miles on the Yellow Creek Trail to Fontana Village.

AT16319

mile 165.37 / πŸ’§

ATBMT-VI

mile 167.50 / πŸš—


Dirt road, southern junction of the AT with the BMT near Fontana Dam.

NC28

mile 167.67 / πŸš—


N.C. 28. East 6 miles to The Hike Inn, <http://www.thehikeinn.com/>, (828) 479-3677 . W 2 miles on Hwy 28/Fontana Road to Pitstop convenience store, adequate resupply, atm. Fontana Lodge (800) 849-2258, <http://www.fontanavillage.com/the-lodge/>.

FontanaRdBath

mile 167.68 / 🚽


Toilets, running water, soda machine.

FontanaHiltonTr

mile 168.76 / Shelter Junction


E 0.2 miles to Fontana Hilton shelter, running water bathroom.

FontanaDamW

mile 169.54 / πŸ“·


Fontana Dam, west end. Get a permit from the park website, <https://smokiespermits.nps.gov/permitappatth.cfm>, read the rules, and use the bear cables. Dogs are not permitted in the park. Standing Bear Farm will board them, also <http://lovingcarekennels.net> and <http://ripplingwaterkennel.com>.

AT16738

mile 169.63 / πŸ“·


Picnic area on Fontana Lake, tables, grills, trash receptacles.

LakeviewDr

mile 170.23 / Jct


Appalachian Trail reenters the forest after the road walk over Fontana Dam. Parking area. Benton MacKaye Trail N (BMN) leads 95 miles through GSMNP, parallel and east of the Appalachian Trail. BMN rejoins the AT on Cammerer Ridge.

ShuckstackTr

mile 173.59 / Jct


East 0.1 miles to Shuckstack summit firetower.

SassafrasGapSmokies

mile 173.95 / Jct


Junction of the AT with the Lost Cove Trail.

BirchSpringGap

mile 174.88 / Jct


West 0.1 miles to a campsite.

ATGregoryBaldTr

mile 177.04 / Jct


Junction of the AT with the Gregory Bald Trail.

DoeKnob

mile 177.12 / ⛰️

MudGap

mile 177.53 / Gap

EkaneetleeGap

mile 178.50 / Gap


West 200 feet to a spring.

MolliesRidgeShelter

mile 180.18 / Shelter


Sleeps 12, no privy, cables. Water source is a spring.

LittleAbramsGap

mile 181.91 / Gap

BigAbramsGap

mile 182.29 / Gap

McCampbellGap

mile 183.69 / Gap

ATEagleCrTr

mile 186.23 / Jct


Eagle Creek Trail junction with the AT. East 0.2 miles to Spence Field Shelter, 0.3 miles to a spring.

ATBoteMtnTr

mile 186.28 / Jct


Junction of the AT with the Bote Mountain Trail. West 0.1 miles to piped spring.

ATJenkinsRidgeTr

mile 186.61 / Jct


Junction of the AT with the Jenkins Ridge Trail.

RockyTop

mile 187.38 / ⛰️

Thunderhead

mile 187.99 / ⛰️

BeechnutGap

mile 189.04 / Gap


West 200' to a spring.

MineralGap

mile 189.80 / Gap