RUFUS MORGAN SHELTER

LOCATION: Western North Carolina
HIKE STARTS: NOC (Wesser)
HIKE ENDS: Rufus Morgan Shelter
TOTAL DISTANCE: 1.6 Miles
HIKE TYPE: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Moderate
TRAILS USED: Appalachian Trail
TRAIL TRAFFIC: Moderate
TRIP TYPE: Day or Overnight Hike

MORE INFORMATION:
Nantahala National Forest
Cheoah District, Route 1, Box 16A
Robbinsville, NC 28771
828-479-6431

HIGHLIGHTS: This short hike starts at the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) at Wesser, NC and climbs 500 feet heading southbound on the Appalachian Trail to the Rufus Morgan Shelter. For the most part, it is a steep grade of switchbacks until the last few hundred yards before the shelter. The structure sits about 50 yards off the trail to the east and looks to sleep roughly 6-8 people.

Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Hikes in the Southern AppalachiansGuidebook For This Area Nantahala Trail MapTrail Map For This Area

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