Waypoint: GoldBranch

mile 184.80 / 💧

Waypoint: ATBMT6

mile 185.09 / 🚗


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

Waypoint: NC28

mile 185.25 / 🚗


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: FontanaRdBath

mile 185.27 / 🚽


Toilets, running water, soda machine.

Waypoint: FontanaHiltonTr

mile 186.67 / SJ


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

Waypoint: FontanaDamW

mile 187.68 / 📷


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>.

Waypoint: AT16738

mile 187.78 / 📷


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

Waypoint: LakeviewDr

mile 188.37 / Jct


Appalachian Trail reenters the forest after the road walk over Fontana Dam. Parking area. Benton MacKaye Trail departs the AT to rejoin it on Cammerer Ridge.

Waypoint: LakeshoreTrail

mile 188.40 / TH

Waypoint: BMT18743

mile 189.17 / 💧


Stream.

Waypoint: BMT18777

mile 189.97 / 📷


Two old cars.

Waypoint: BMT18864

mile 190.85 / 💧


Stream.

Waypoint: BirchfieldBr

mile 191.91 / 💧

Waypoint: BMT19023

mile 192.45 / 💧


Stream.

Waypoint: BMTLostCove

mile 193.40 / Jct

Waypoint: Camp90

mile 193.83 / 🏕

Waypoint: BMTEagleCreek

mile 194.22 / Jct

Waypoint: Camp88

mile 197.04 / 🏕


Camp 88 in Possum Hollow, next to Shehan Branch.

Waypoint: HazelCreek

mile 198.42 / 🌉


West 0.2 on the Hazel Creek Trail to Camp 86.

Waypoint: HazelCreekS

mile 198.44 / Jct

Waypoint: LakeshoreOllieCove

mile 199.13 / Jct

Waypoint: LaurelBranch

mile 199.43 / 💧

Waypoint: Camp81

mile 201.59 / 🏕


Camp 81 on Mill Br.

Waypoint: CalhounBr

mile 202.54 / 💧

Waypoint: ChesquawBr

mile 204.23 / 💧


Cascade.

Waypoint: ClarkBr

mile 205.44 / 💧

Waypoint: Camp77

mile 205.51 / 🏕

Waypoint: PilkeyCr

mile 206.06 / 💧

Waypoint: BluffBr

mile 209.20 / 💧

Waypoint: Camp76

mile 210.06 / 🏕


Camp 76 on Kirkland Br.

Waypoint: Camp98

mile 212.25 / 🏕


Bridge over Chambers Cr, Camp 98.

Waypoint: GunterBr

mile 214.51 / 💧

Waypoint: JennyBr

mile 215.36 / 💧

Waypoint: GladyBr

mile 216.63 / 💧

Waypoint: Camp74

mile 218.17 / 🏕

Waypoint: BMTForneyCreek

mile 218.20 / Jct


Forney Creek Trail joins BMT.

Waypoint: CemeteryAccess

mile 219.01 / Jct

Waypoint: BMTWhiteoak

mile 219.15 / Jct


BMTl joins Whiteoak Branch Trail.

Waypoint: GoldmineBr

mile 219.88 / 💧

Waypoint: BMTGoldmine

mile 220.36 / Jct

Waypoint: TunnelBypassW

mile 220.45 / Jct

Waypoint: HyattBr

mile 220.61 / 💧

Waypoint: LakeshoreParking

mile 221.04 / 🅿️

Waypoint: TunnelBypassE

mile 221.07 / Jct

Waypoint: NolandCreekTr

mile 221.82 / Jct


Lakeview Dr E.

Waypoint: Camp65Tr

mile 223.07 / Jct


Bearpen Branch, Camp 65 is 200 yards north.

Waypoint: Camp64

mile 225.83 / 🏕


Camp 64 near Noland Creek. Junction of the BMN with Springhouse Brook Trail, Springhouse Brook Trail east terminus.

Waypoint: Camp63

mile 227.20 / 🏕


Camp 63 near Noland Creek.

Waypoint: NolandCreek

mile 227.96 / 💧


Ford.

Waypoint: Camp62

mile 228.46 / 🏕

Waypoint: SassafrasBr

mile 229.78 / 💧

Waypoint: Camp61

mile 229.87 / 🏕


Camp 61, Bald Creek Campground.

Waypoint: BMT22796

mile 230.53 / 💧


Stream.

Waypoint: UpperSassafrasGap

mile 230.89 / Gap

Waypoint: PoleRdCr

mile 231.99 / 💧

Waypoint: DeepCr

mile 233.95 / 🌉

Waypoint: Camp56

mile 234.16 / 🏕

Waypoint: Camp57

mile 234.64 / 🏕


Camp 57, Bryson Place, Deep Creek/Martin Gap Trail junction.

Waypoint: MartinsGap

mile 236.05 / Gap


Junction of Sunkota Ridge Trail with Martins Gap Trail.

Waypoint: Sunkota505

mile 237.30 / 💧


Seep.

Waypoint: SunkotaThomasDivide

mile 240.62 / Jct

Waypoint: Thomas-BMT

mile 240.97 / Jct

Waypoint: Camp52

mile 241.07 / 🏕

Waypoint: BMT-MingusCrTr

mile 241.65 / Jct

Waypoint: BMT24118

mile 243.88 / 💧


Stream.

Waypoint: NewtonBaldTr

mile 246.07 / TH


U.S. 411/Newfound Gap Road.

Waypoint: BMTBradleyForkTrS

mile 247.14 / Jct


Benton MacKaye Trail northbound joins the Bradley Fork Trail.

Waypoint: BMTBradleyFork

mile 248.04 / Jct

Waypoint: Camp50

mile 248.11 / 🏕

Waypoint: Camp48

mile 250.37 / 🏕

Waypoint: Hughes-BMT

mile 252.32 / Jct


Hughes Ridge Trail, Chasteen Creek Trail, Enloe Creek Trail junction.

Waypoint: EnloeCreek

mile 253.77 / 💧

Waypoint: Camp47

mile 254.79 / 🏕

Waypoint: BMTHyatt

mile 255.70 / Jct


Hyatt Ridge Trail joins bmt nobo.

Waypoint: BMTHyattN

mile 257.32 / Jct


Hyatt Ridge Trail turns northwest and departs BMT nobo.

Waypoint: BMT25582

mile 258.72 / 💧


Stream.

Waypoint: GrassBr

mile 258.84 / 💧

Waypoint: BMTBalsamMtnRdS

mile 260.00 / TH

Waypoint: StraightFork

mile 260.07 / 🌉

Waypoint: BMTBalsamMtnRdN

mile 260.24 / Jct

Waypoint: BMT25903

mile 262.02 / 💧


Stream.

Waypoint: BeechGapGSM

mile 262.63 / Jct


BMT joins Balsam Mtn Trail.

Waypoint: LaurelGapShelter

mile 264.42 / SH

Waypoint: BMTBalsamN

mile 264.60 / Jct


BMT junction with Balsam Mtn Trail.

Waypoint: LostBottomCreek

mile 264.97 / 💧

Waypoint: BMT27540

mile 265.47 / 💧


Stream.

Waypoint: BMT26300

mile 266.05 / 💧


Stream.

Waypoint: PrettyHollowGap

mile 268.41 / Gap


BMN junction with Swallow Fork Trail.

Waypoint: Sterling-Ridge

mile 269.72 / Jct

Waypoint: Camp38

mile 270.07 / 🏕

Waypoint: MtSterling

mile 270.08 /


Tower

Waypoint: BMT26723

mile 270.31 / Jct


Side trail 0.2 miles west to water.

Waypoint: BMT27541

mile 274.30 / 💧


Stream.

Waypoint: BigCr

mile 275.82 / 🌉

Waypoint: BaxterCreekTH

mile 275.90 / 🅿️

Waypoint: BigCrTH

mile 275.99 / Jct

Waypoint: BigCreekHorseCamp

mile 276.28 / 🏕

Waypoint: ChestnutBranch

mile 276.58 / 💧

Waypoint: ChestnutBranchTH

mile 276.59 / Jct


Big Creek Entrance Road. Northeast 100 yards to Big Creek Ranger Station

Waypoint: ATBMTN

mile 278.62 / Jct


Benton MacKaye Trail northern terminus at the AT.