Waypoint: AT25673

mile 258.36 / Water


Cross a tributary of Roaring Fork.

Waypoint: AT25785

mile 259.45 / Water


Cross a stream.

Waypoint: AT25893

mile 260.58 / Water


Cross a stream.

Waypoint: LemonGap

mile 260.77 / Parking


N.C. 1182 and Tenn. 107.

Waypoint: LemonProngS

mile 261.39 / Water


Campsite near Lemon Prong.

Waypoint: LemonProng

mile 261.46 / Water


Campsite near where the trail crosses Lemon Prong.

Waypoint: WalnutMtnShelter

mile 262.02 / Shelter


Sleeps 6, privy, bear cables, tenting. Water source is a spring located 0.1 miles down trail to the left of shelter.

Waypoint: KaleGap

mile 262.77 / Campsite

Waypoint: CatpenGap

mile 263.48 / Campsite

Waypoint: AT26198

mile 263.65 / Water


Cross a small stream.

Waypoint: BluffMtn

mile 264.47 / Summit

Waypoint: BigRockSpring

mile 266.03 / Water


Big Rock Spring, headwaters of Jones Branch Shut-in Creek.

Waypoint: JonesBranch

mile 266.44 / Water


Jones Branch of Shut-in Creek.

Waypoint: AT26541

mile 267.09 / Water


Small stream.

Waypoint: AT26553

mile 267.21 / Water


Cross a stream.

Waypoint: GarenfloGap

mile 268.48 / Parking


Garenflo Gap Road.

Waypoint: AT26683

mile 268.53 / Power line

Waypoint: GraggGap

mile 271.87 / Gap


East 0.1 miles to Deer Park Mountain Shelter. West 0.1 miles to Blood River, a reliable water source.

Waypoint: SurpentineAve

mile 274.81 / Road


W 0.1 miles to The Hostel at Laughing Heart Lodge, <http://www.laughingheartlodge.com/index.php/accommodations/hostel/>, (828) 206-8487.

Waypoint: SmokeyMtnDiner

mile 275.08 / Restaurant


Open 7 days, B/L/D.

Waypoint: SunnybankInn

mile 275.10 / Lodging


Elmer Hall's Sunnybank Inn, <http://www.sunnybankretreatassociation.org/accommodations.html>, (828) 622-7206, shared room lodging in a restored house near the center of Hot Springs. Private rooms also available. Vegetarian breakfasts and dinners daily. Across street from Dollar General.

Waypoint: GentryHardware

mile 275.26 / Hardware store


Hardware store.

Waypoint: BluffMtnOutfitters

mile 275.29 / Outfitter


152 Bridge Street (PO Box 114) (828) 622-7162, accepts mail drops.

Waypoint: FrenchBroad

mile 275.51 / Bridge


AT crosses the French Broad River.

Waypoint: LoversLeap

mile 276.49 / Scenic Area

Waypoint: ATLoversLeapTr

mile 276.50 / Trail Junction


Lovers Leap Trail junction with the AT.

Waypoint: PumpGap

mile 278.42 / Trail Junction


Pump Gap Loop Trail, south junction with the AT.

Waypoint: ATPumpGapLoopE

mile 279.32 / Trail Junction


East side of the Pump Gap Loop, north junction with the AT.

Waypoint: ATPumpGapLoopW

mile 279.35 / Trail Junction


West side of the Pump Gap Loop, north junction with AT.

Waypoint: MillRidgeRoad

mile 279.97 / Parking


AT nobo joins Mill Ridge Road.

Waypoint: MillRidgeRoadN

mile 280.23 / Road


AT northbound leaves Mill Ridge Road.

Waypoint: AT27891

mile 280.62 / Water


Small stream.

Waypoint: TanyardGapOverpass

mile 280.91 / Bridge


Bridge over U.S. 25 and 70.

Waypoint: AT28062

mile 282.35 / Water

Waypoint: ATRoundtopRidgeTr

mile 282.86 / Trail Junction


Roundtop Ridge Trail junction with the AT.

Waypoint: RichMtnSpur

mile 283.36 / Trail Junction


W 0.2 miles to Rich Mtn.

Waypoint: RichMtnCamp

mile 283.44 / Water


Campsite and piped spring.

Waypoint: AT28213

mile 283.88 / Water


Cross a stream.

Waypoint: RichMtnRoad

mile 284.14 / Road


AT crosses Rich Mountain Road.

Waypoint: HurricaneGap

mile 284.33 / Road


USFS 467.

Waypoint: SpringMtnShelter

mile 286.03 / Shelter


Sleeps 5, privy, cables. Water source down a blue blaze to the east.

Waypoint: DeepGapCamp

mile 287.78 / Gap


Campsite.

Waypoint: AllenGap

mile 289.80 / Parking


N.C. 208 and Tenn. 70.

Waypoint: ATLogCabinRoad

mile 291.34 / Road


West 0.7 miles to Hemlock Hollow Farm Shop and Cafe (423) 787-1736 <http://www.hemlockhollowinn.com>. Heated bunkhouse hostel and private rooms available. Camp store.

Waypoint: LittleLaurelSpur

mile 294.58 / Shelter Junction


E 50' to Little Laurel Shelter.

Waypoint: WhiterockCliff

mile 298.01 / Scenic Area

Waypoint: BlackstackCliffsSpur

mile 298.16 / Trail Junction


W to Blackstack Cliffs.

Waypoint: ATJerryMillerTr

mile 298.34 / Trail Junction


Jerry Miller Trail junction with the AT.

Waypoint: ATDavisSpringSpur

mile 300.19 / Trail Junction


West 0.2 miles to a spring.

Waypoint: AT29838

mile 300.57 / Road


Cross a dirt road.

Waypoint: ATForkRidgeTr

mile 301.31 / Trail Junction


Fork Ridge Trail junction with AT.

Waypoint: JerryCabinShelter

mile 301.51 / Shelter


Sleeps 8, privy, cables. Water source is on a blue blaze across the AT from the shelter.

Waypoint: ATSarvisCoveTr

mile 302.70 / Trail Junction


Sarvis Cove Trail junction with the AT.

Waypoint: BigButtB

mile 303.34 / Summit

Waypoint: SheltonGraves

mile 304.90 / Scenic Area

Waypoint: FlintMtnShelter

mile 307.19 / Shelter


Sleeps 8, privy. Water source is north on the AT.

Waypoint: FlintMtnWater

mile 307.26 / Water


Brook.

Waypoint: DevilForkGap

mile 309.94 / Road


N.C. 212.

Waypoint: RectorLaurelRoad

mile 310.43 / Road

Waypoint: AT30844

mile 310.68 / Water


Cross a stream.

Waypoint: SugarloafBranch1

mile 310.91 / Water


First northbound crossing.

Waypoint: SugarloafBranch2

mile 311.20 / Water


Second northbound crossing.

Waypoint: SugarloafBranch3

mile 311.37 / Water


Third northbound crossing.

Waypoint: SugarloafGap

mile 311.99 / Gap

Waypoint: LickRock

mile 313.54 / Summit


Aka Frozen Knob.

Waypoint: RiceGap

mile 315.35 / Campsite


Cross an ATV trail.

Waypoint: HogbackShelterSpur

mile 316.58 / Shelter Junction


East 0.1 miles to Hogback Ridge Shelter, 0.3 miles to a brook.

Waypoint: HighRockSpur

mile 317.15 / Trail Junction


West 0.1 miles to High Rock with views.

Waypoint: SamsGapTH

mile 318.89 / Trailhead


Sams Gap, AT nobo trailhead.

Waypoint: StreetGap

mile 321.16 / Parking

Waypoint: BigBaldBypass

mile 324.58 / Trail Junction


Bypass leads east around Big Bald's open summit, mostly following a road through a housing development.

Waypoint: BigBald

mile 325.17 / Summit

Waypoint: BigBaldRoad1

mile 325.29 / Road


West 0.2 miles to a spring and campsite.

Waypoint: BigStamp

mile 325.52 / Road


Second crossing of Big Bald Road. West 0.2 miles to campsite and spring. East along the road is the Big Bald Bypass.

Waypoint: BaldMtnShelterTr

mile 326.41 / Shelter Junction


West 100 yards to Bald Mountain Shelter, spring en route to shelter.

Waypoint: AT32456C

mile 326.69 / Campsite


Large campsite. W 0.1 miles to a piped spring.

Waypoint: LittleBald

mile 327.68 / Summit

Waypoint: WhistlingGap

mile 329.87 / Campsite


Campsite. West 0.1 miles to a small stream.

Waypoint: AT32914

mile 331.45 / Water


Cross a stream.

Waypoint: BigCreek

mile 332.24 / Water


Cross Big Creek near Spivey Gap.

Waypoint: SpiveyGap

mile 332.27 / Parking


U.S. 19W

Waypoint: OglesbyBranchS

mile 332.64 / Water

Waypoint: OglesbyBranchN

mile 332.79 / Water

Waypoint: FlattopMtnBr

mile 333.55 / Water


AT crosses Flattop Mountain Branch.

Waypoint: AT33148

mile 333.77 / Road


Dirt road.

Waypoint: BarnettBrook

mile 334.29 / Water


Cross a small stream.

Waypoint: AT33321

mile 335.47 / Water


Small stream.

Waypoint: AT33378

mile 335.96 / Water


Small stream.

Waypoint: AT33389

mile 336.30 / Water


Stream.

Waypoint: NoBusinessSpring

mile 336.88 / Water


Spring source for No Business Knob Shelter, 0.2 miles north.

Waypoint: NoBusinessKnobShelt

mile 337.08 / Shelter


Sleeps 6, tenting, no privy. Water source is south on the AT.

Waypoint: TempleHillGap

mile 339.38 / Trail Junction


Temple Hill Gap Trail junction with the AT.

Waypoint: UncleJohnnys

mile 343.36 / Hostel


Uncle Johnny's Nolichucky Hostel and Outfitters, (423) 735-0548. Hostel, private cabins for multiple people, camping. Wifi, outfitter. West 0.5 miles on River Road, then right on Temple Hill Road and 0.8 miles further to Mountain Inn and Suites, (423) 743-4100. Internet, coin laundry, hot tub and swimming pool, mail drops. West 3.8 miles to Erwin, TN with more motels, restaurants, resupply, library, dentist, movie theater, vet.

Waypoint: JonesBranchRoad

mile 343.46 / Road


Jones Branch Road, north side, near junction with Chestoa Pike. West about a mile to Cantarroso Farm and Apiary, <http://www.cantarrosofarm.com/>, (423) 833-7514. Tenting, rooms, laundry. Town shuttles, fuel, work for stay.

Waypoint: AT34134

mile 343.59 / Railroad

Waypoint: AT34261

mile 344.96 / Water


Small stream.

Waypoint: AT34294

mile 345.30 / Water


Small stream.

Waypoint: AT34332

mile 345.68 / Water


Small stream.

Waypoint: JonesBranch1

mile 345.91 / Water

Waypoint: JonesBranch2

mile 346.14 / Water


Jones Branch.