Waypoint: USFS42

mile 0.97 / Parking

Waypoint: 3Forks

mile 4.36 / Road


Three Forks, USFS 58

Waypoint: HickoryFlats

mile 6.27 / Road


USFS 251, Hickory Flats

Waypoint: WoodyGap

mile 21.47 / Road


Ga. 60, Woody Gap. Picnic tables, trash can, privy, water. West 2 miles to Suches, with Wolfpen Gap Country Store Hostel, store open 8-8, (706) 747-2271. Other services: physician, shuttle (706) 747-2671. West 0.5 miles to Woody Gap Outfitters (678) 262-8406, http://woodygapoutfitters.com/, HMG. East 7 miles to Hiker Hostel in Dahlonega https://www.hikerhostel.com/, (770) 312-7342, shuttles.

Waypoint: NeelsGap

mile 32.71 / Road


U.S. 19 and 129. East 0.3 miles to Blood Mountain Cabins, a comfortable and economical option for groups of hikers.

Waypoint: TesnateeGap

mile 38.76 / Parking


Ga. 348, Logan Turnpike Trail junction.

Waypoint: HogpenGap

mile 39.74 / Parking


Hogpen Gap, nobo trailhead, Ga. 348.

Waypoint: UnicoiGap

mile 54.35 / Parking


Unicoi Gap, Ga. 75, north AT trailhead. Large parking lot. East 9 miles to Helen, GA. A simulacrum of Bavaria in the Georgia hills, Helen offers all amenities including numerous motels, restaurants, laundromat, and a library. Shuttles (706) 878-3715. Betty's Country Store and Deli, long-term resupply. West 11 miles to Hiawassee, GA which is more often accessed at Dicks Creek Gap.

Waypoint: IndianGraveGapGA

mile 57.01 / Parking


USFS 283.

Waypoint: AT5778

mile 57.74 / Road


USFS 79 aka Tray Mtn Road.

Waypoint: TrayGap

mile 58.80 / Road


Tray Gap, intersection of USFS 79 and 698, parking.

Waypoint: BlueRidgeGap

mile 76.88 / Road


Charles Creek Road.

Waypoint: USFS83

mile 99.81 / Road


AT crosses USFS 83 near Mooney Gap.

Waypoint: RockGap

mile 107.40 / Parking


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.

Waypoint: WallaceGap

mile 107.99 / Road


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

Waypoint: WindingStairGap

mile 111.10 / Parking


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.

Waypoint: AT11137

mile 111.54 / Road


Dirt road.

Waypoint: WayahGap

mile 116.99 / Road


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.

Waypoint: BurningtownGap

mile 125.73 / Parking


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.

Waypoint: TellicoGap

mile 130.57 / Parking


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.

Waypoint: StecoahGap

mile 152.06 / Parking


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.

Waypoint: YellowCrGap

mile 159.72 / Parking


N.C. 1242, Yellow Creek Mtn Road.

Waypoint: ATBMT6

mile 165.77 / Road


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

Waypoint: NC28

mile 165.92 / Road


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/>.

Waypoint: IndianGraveGapGSMNP

mile 206.88 / Parking

Waypoint: NewfoundGap

mile 208.53 / Road


W 15 miles to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. E 18 miles to Cherokee, NC. Restrooms at eastern end of parking lot.

Waypoint: DavenportGap

mile 239.65 / Road


Davenport Gap, Tenn. 32. East 1 mile to The Big Creek Country Store, (828) 476-4492 <https://www.facebook.com/pg/BigCreekCountryStore/>.

Waypoint: Interstate40

mile 241.39 / Road


I-40 underpass, north side.

Waypoint: GreenCornerStairs

mile 241.45 / Road


Green Corner Road, stairs.

Waypoint: BrownGap

mile 252.01 / Parking


USFS 148A, parking, campsite. W 0.2 miles to an unreliable stream.

Waypoint: ATMaxPatchRd

mile 254.77 / Parking


N.C. 1182, Max Patch Road.

Waypoint: AT25348

mile 255.10 / Road


Dirt road.

Waypoint: AT25516

mile 256.79 / Road


Old logging road.

Waypoint: LemonGap

mile 260.77 / Parking


N.C. 1182 and Tenn. 107.

Waypoint: GarenfloGap

mile 268.48 / Parking


Garenflo Gap Road.

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: MillRidgeRoad

mile 279.97 / Parking


AT nobo joins Mill Ridge Road.

Waypoint: MillRidgeRoadN

mile 280.23 / Road


AT northbound leaves Mill Ridge Road.

Waypoint: RichMtnRoad

mile 284.14 / Road


AT crosses Rich Mountain Road.

Waypoint: HurricaneGap

mile 284.33 / Road


USFS 467.

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: AT29838

mile 300.57 / Road


Cross a dirt road.

Waypoint: DevilForkGap

mile 309.94 / Road


N.C. 212.

Waypoint: RectorLaurelRoad

mile 310.43 / Road

Waypoint: StreetGap

mile 321.16 / Parking

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: SpiveyGap

mile 332.27 / Parking


U.S. 19W

Waypoint: AT33148

mile 333.77 / Road


Dirt road.

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: IndianGraveGap

mile 351.58 / Parking


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

Waypoint: USFS320S

mile 352.68 / Road


AT crosses Beauty Spot Gap Road/USFS 230.

Waypoint: USFS230N

mile 354.15 / Road


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

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: 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: HughesGap

mile 372.76 / Road

Waypoint: CarversGap

mile 378.95 / Parking


N.C. 261 and Tenn. 143. Picnic area and restrooms.

Waypoint: US19E

mile 393.40 / Road


W 0.3 miles to Mountain Harbour B&B, <http://www.mountainharbour.net/>, (423) 772-9494, bunks include linens. Full resupply. Private rooms available, breakfast, laundry. East 2.5 miles to Elk Park, NC, restaurant and a convenience store.

Waypoint: BearBranchRd

mile 393.62 / Road

Waypoint: BuckMtnRd

mile 396.61 / Road

Waypoint: CampbellHollowRd

mile 396.91 / Road

Waypoint: WalnutMtnRd

mile 403.57 / Road


Dirt road.

Waypoint: FS293

mile 406.38 / Road


Dirt road.

Waypoint: DennisCoveRd

mile 415.96 / Road


West to Bob Peoples' Kincora.

Waypoint: ShookBr314

mile 424.23 / Road


Shook Branch Road and US 321. Across the street is the Shook Branch Recreation Area on Watauga Lake, which may have bathrooms and running water in season.

Waypoint: AT42401

mile 427.36 / Road


AT north trailhead on Lookout Road.

Waypoint: AT42521

mile 428.25 / Road


AT crosses Lookout Road.

Waypoint: CrossMtnRd

mile 444.17 / Parking


AT S trailhead on Cross Mtn Road. Junction of AT with southern section of the Iron Mtn Trail.

Waypoint: TN91

mile 444.19 / Road

Waypoint: LowGapTN

mile 450.65 / Parking


AT crosses Low Gap at US 421.

Waypoint: McQueenGapRd

mile 454.28 / Road

Waypoint: ATLegionSt

mile 465.30 / Road


East 100 yards to the Place, a hostel.

Waypoint: US58

mile 481.86 / Road

Waypoint: VA601

mile 483.08 / Parking


Beech Mtn Road.

Waypoint: WhitetopRd

mile 486.50 / Road


Road leads to the summit of Whitetop Mtn.

Waypoint: VA600S

mile 488.82 / Parking


South AT trailhead off VA 600. Pit toilet and trash nearby.

Waypoint: VA603

mile 505.47 / Road

Waypoint: VA650

mile 513.70 / Road


E 3 miles on VA 16 to Troutdale, VA. Sufi Lodge <https://www.sufilodge.org/> offers rooms at reasonable rates, breakfast, shuttles, (276) 677-0195, mail drops.

Waypoint: SlabTownRd

mile 518.91 / Road


Slab Town Road, VA 672.

Waypoint: VA670

mile 519.81 / Parking

Waypoint: PughMtnRd

mile 523.60 / Road

Waypoint: VA16

mile 527.62 / Road

Waypoint: NicksCreekRd

mile 528.35 / Road

Waypoint: GladeMtnRd

mile 531.57 / Road

Waypoint: FS86

mile 534.64 / Road

Waypoint: RockyHollowRd

mile 536.12 / Road

Waypoint: KegleyLn

mile 536.55 / Road

Waypoint: I-81

mile 538.98 / Road

Waypoint: AT53551

mile 539.28 / Road


Two track.

Waypoint: DavisValleyRd

mile 539.80 / Road

Waypoint: VA610

mile 548.71 / Road

Waypoint: VA742

mile 550.14 / Road


N Fork Holston River flows under VA 742.

Waypoint: VA42

mile 551.18 / Road

Waypoint: VA625

mile 557.91 / Road

Waypoint: ATChestnutKnobS

mile 560.30 / Road


AT joins road along the ridge of Chestnut Knob.

Waypoint: GardenWalkerGap

mile 563.83 / Road


E to a piped spring.

Waypoint: VA623

mile 568.55 / Road


Cross Va 623 on the ridge of Garden Mountain.

Waypoint: SuiterRoad

mile 577.29 / Road


AT crosses Suiter Road just outside the western border of the Hunting Camp Creek Wilderness.