AT11766

mile 117.51 / πŸ’§


Piped spring.

AT11798

mile 117.83 / πŸ’§


Footbridge over a stream.

WayahGap

mile 118.09 / 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 119.42 / Jct


Junction of the AT with the Wilson Lick Trail.

FS69

mile 119.91 / πŸ’§


AT junction with USFS 69, piped spring.

ATBartramS

mile 120.34 / Jct

WineSpring

mile 120.39 / πŸ’§


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

AT12073

mile 120.58 / Jct

AT12209

mile 121.95 / Jct


Two track.

WayahParking

mile 122.13 / Jct


E 100 yards to a bathroom.

WayahBald

mile 122.26 / ⛰️


Wayah Bald, observation tower.

AT12287

mile 122.72 / πŸ’§


Spring.

ATBartram

mile 122.80 / Jct


Bartram Trail leaves that AT.

WayahShelterTr

mile 123.16 / Shelter Junction


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

LicklogGap

mile 124.63 / Gap


West 0.5 miles to Little Laurel Creek.

AT12518

mile 126.59 / πŸ’§


Stream.

BurningtownGap

mile 126.90 / 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 128.11 / Shelter


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

RockyBaldLookoutTr

mile 130.02 / Jct


E to summit of Rocky Bald.

AT13052

mile 130.36 / Jct


Blue blaze to water.

TellicoGap

mile 131.80 / 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 133.19 / ⛰️

WesserSummitJct

mile 133.20 / Jct

AT13232

mile 133.83 / πŸ’§


Spring 100' east of the switchback.

WesserBaldShelterTr

mile 133.96 / Shelter Junction


W to Wesser Bald Shelter.

AT13373

mile 135.26 / πŸ“·


View at a minor summit.

JumpUpLookout

mile 135.58 / πŸ“·


View of the Jump-up across the Nantahala River.

RufusMorganShelterTr

mile 138.89 / Shelter Junction


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

NOCOutfitters

mile 139.74 / 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 139.75 / 🍴


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

NantahalaRiver

mile 139.78 / πŸŒ‰


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

AT13961

mile 141.25 / ⚑

WrightGap

mile 141.37 / Gap


Dirt road.

AT14074

mile 142.40 / Jct


Side trail 100 yards west to a spring and campsites.

AT14295

mile 142.78 / Jct

GrassyGap

mile 142.85 / Gap

AT14410

mile 143.94 / πŸ’§


Dripping rocks.

TheJumpUp

mile 144.55 / πŸ“·

SwimBald

mile 145.74 / ⛰️


Campsite.

SassafrasGapShTr

mile 146.61 / Shelter Junction


W to Sassafras Gap Shelter, camping and water.

CheoahBald

mile 147.74 / ⛰️


5062', campsite.

CheoahBartram

mile 147.98 / Jct


Junction of the AT and Bartram Trail near Cheoah Bald.

LocustCoveGap

mile 150.28 / ⛺️


W 100 yds to a spring.

SimpGap

mile 151.40 / Gap

StecoahGap

mile 153.48 / 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 153.78 / ⚑

SweetwaterGap

mile 154.55 / Gap

BrownForkGapShTr

mile 155.82 / Shelter Junction


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

BrownForkGap

mile 155.97 / Jct


E 100 yds to a piped spring.

HogbackGap

mile 158.00 / Gap

CodyGap

mile 158.83 / ⛺️


West 0.1 miles to spring.

AT15891

mile 160.81 / πŸ’§


Stream.

YellowCrGap

mile 161.22 / πŸ…ΏοΈ


N.C. 1242, Yellow Creek Mtn Road.

CableGapShelter

mile 162.04 / Shelter


Sleeps 6, privy, tenting, spring.

BlackGumGap

mile 163.42 / Gap

WalkerGap

mile 164.83 / Jct


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

AT16527

mile 165.07 / πŸ’§

AT~LewellynCove

mile 165.14 / πŸ’§

ATBMT-VI

mile 167.30 / πŸš—


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

NC28

mile 167.47 / 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 167.48 / 🚽


Toilets, running water, soda machine.

FontanaHiltonTr

mile 168.92 / Shelter Junction


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

FontanaDamW

mile 169.84 / 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 169.93 / πŸ“·


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

LakeviewDr

mile 170.53 / 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 173.89 / Jct


East 0.1 miles to Shuckstack summit firetower.

SassafrasGapSmokies

mile 174.25 / Jct


Junction of the AT with the Lost Cove Trail & Twentymile Trail.

BirchSpringGap

mile 175.18 / Jct


West 0.1 miles to a campsite.

ATGregoryBaldTr

mile 177.34 / Jct


Junction of the AT with the Gregory Bald Trail.

DoeKnob

mile 177.42 / ⛰️

MudGap

mile 177.83 / Gap

EkaneetleeGap

mile 178.80 / Gap


West 200 feet to a spring.

MolliesRidgeShelter

mile 180.47 / Shelter


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

LittleAbramsGap

mile 182.21 / Gap

BigAbramsGap

mile 182.59 / Gap

RussellField

mile 183.69 / Shelter


Sleeps 14, cables, no privy. Water source is the source of Russell Field Branch, down the Russel Field Trail.

McCampbellGap

mile 184.00 / Gap

ATEagleCrTr

mile 186.53 / Jct


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

ATBoteMtnTr

mile 186.59 / Jct


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

ATJenkinsRidgeTr

mile 186.91 / Jct


Junction of the AT with the Jenkins Ridge Trail.

RockyTop

mile 187.68 / ⛰️

Thunderhead

mile 188.29 / ⛰️

BeechnutGap

mile 189.34 / Gap


West 200' to a spring.

MineralGap

mile 190.11 / Gap

StarkeyGap

mile 190.87 / Gap

SugartreeGap

mile 191.67 / Gap

DerrickKnobShelter

mile 192.68 / Shelter


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

ATGreenbrierRidge

mile 193.01 / Jct


Junction of the Greenbrier Ridge Trail with the AT, Sams Gap.

HemlockKnob

mile 194.03 / ⛰️

ATMireyRidge

mile 195.39 / Jct


Junction of the Miry Ridge Trail with the AT.

BuckeyeGapGSM

mile 195.55 / Gap


E 600' to a spring.

SilersBaldShelter

mile 198.20 / Shelter


Sleeps 12, no privy, cables. Water source is a small spring next to the shelter.

SilersBald

mile 198.44 / ⛰️


Views of Clingmans Dome.

ATWelchRidge

mile 198.61 / Jct


Junction of the Welch Ridge Trail with the AT.

DoubleSpringGap

mile 199.91 / Shelter


Sleeps 12, privy, cables. Water source is 15 yards west of the shelter. Secondary source 35 yards east.

ATGoshenProngTr

mile 200.47 / Jct


Junction of the Goshen Prong Trail with the AT.

MtBuckley

mile 202.26 / ⛰️