WESSER BALD

LOCATION: Western North Carolina
HIKE STARTS: NC 1365 (Tellico Gap)
HIKE ENDS: NC 1365 (Tellico Gap)
TOTAL DISTANCE: 4.4 Miles
HIKE TYPE: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Moderate to Difficult
TRAILS USED: Appalachian Trail
TRAIL TRAFFIC: Heavy
TRIP TYPE: Day or Overnight Hike

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

HIGHLIGHTS: Wesser Bald at 4,627 feet has an observation tower converted from the base of a former fire tower. The views of the surrounding Nantahala National Forest are excellent from this platform. Wesser Bald Shelter is northbound on the Appalachian Trail 0.8 miles from the summit, and it has overnight accommodations available for overnight hikers.

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