APPALACHIAN TRAIL IN NORTH CAROLINA

LOCATION: Western North Carolina
HIKE STARTS: Wallace Gap
HIKE ENDS: Fontana Dam
TOTAL DISTANCE: 59.8 Miles
HIKE TYPE: One Way, Shuttle Hike
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Difficult
TRAILS USED: Appalachian Trail
TRAIL TRAFFIC: Heavy
TRIP TYPE: Multi-Day Hike

MORE INFORMATION:
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
799 West Washington Street
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-6331

HIGHLIGHTS: The Appalachian Trail passes near the town of Franklin, North Carolina and crosses some classic southern balds on the mountains of Siler, Wesser, and Cheoah in this sixty mile traverse of the Nantahala National Forest. The Nantahala River and N.O.C. (Nantahala Outdoor Center) are nice stops on the route to Fontana Dam, which at 480 feet, is the end of this section and the start of the A.T. in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

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

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