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.

Waypoint: CurleyMapleGapShelt

mile 347.48 / Shelter


Sleeps 12, no privy. Water source is an unreliable spring south on the AT.

Waypoint: CurleyMapleGap

mile 347.60 / Trail Junction


Old foundation.

Waypoint: AT34587

mile 348.03 / Water


Pooling spring.

Waypoint: AT34514

mile 348.57 / Water


Stream.

Waypoint: AT34647

mile 348.79 / Water


Cross a stream.

Waypoint: IndianGraveGap

mile 351.58 / Parking


Tenn. 395 and N.C. 197, parking.

Waypoint: AT34945

mile 352.26 / Power line

Waypoint: USFS320S

mile 352.68 / Road


AT crosses Beauty Spot Gap Road/USFS 230.

Waypoint: BeautySpot

mile 353.90 / Summit

Waypoint: USFS230N

mile 354.15 / Road


USFS 320/Beauty Spot Gap road. West 100 yards to a piped spring.

Waypoint: AT35165

mile 354.80 / Gate

Waypoint: AT35203

mile 355.20 / Gate

Waypoint: BeautySpotGap

mile 355.46 / Road


USFS 230/Unaka Mountain Road. 50 yards west to a spring, campsites.

Waypoint: UnakaMtnRoad

mile 355.94 / Road


AT passes near Unaka Mountain Road/USFS 230.

Waypoint: UnakaMtn

mile 356.99 / Summit


5180'.

Waypoint: UnakaLowGap

mile 359.21 / Gap

Waypoint: CherryGapShelter

mile 360.29 / Shelter


Sleeps 6, no privy. Water source is a spring 80 yards down a blue blaze.

Waypoint: CherryGap

mile 361.00 / Gap

Waypoint: IronMtnGap

mile 363.39 / Road


Tenn. 107 and N.C. 226, Iron Mountain Gap. East 3 miles to Beladean Shell, a convenience store and deli. West 10 miles to Unicoi, Tenn. with restaurants and convenence store.

Waypoint: AT36243C

mile 364.64 / Campsite


Campsite. W 100 yards to a piped spring.

Waypoint: IronMtn

mile 366.84 / Summit


Campsite.

Waypoint: GreasyCrGap

mile 367.46 / Campsite


East 0.6 miles to Greasy Creek Friendly, <http://www.greasycreekfriendly.com/>, (828) 688-9948. Bunkhouse, camping, private rooms available. Frozen pizza and limited resupply. Accepts mail drops. Internet. Open since 2002. West 0.2 miles to a piped spring.

Waypoint: ClydeSmithSpur

mile 369.43 / Shelter Junction


West 0.1 miles to Clyde Smith Shelter, 0.2 to a piped spring.

Waypoint: LittleRockKnob

mile 370.64 / Summit

Waypoint: AT36936

mile 371.37 / Water


Small stream.

Waypoint: DoeRiver

mile 371.71 / Water


Small stream.

Waypoint: HughesGap

mile 372.76 / Road

Waypoint: BeartownMtn

mile 375.27 / Summit

Waypoint: AshGap

mile 375.61 / Campsite


E to water.

Waypoint: RoanHighBluffSpur

mile 376.84 / Trail Junction


East 0.1 miles to a seasonal running water bathroom, 1.3 miles to Roan High Bluff.