APPALACHIAN TRAIL IN NORTH CAROLINA

Location: Western North Carolina
Trip Starts: Davenport Gap
Trip Ends: Nolichucky River
Total Distance: 102.2 miles
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Difficulty: Difficult
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail
Trail Traffic: Heavy
Trip Type: Multi-Day Hike
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Appalachian Trail Conservancy
799 West Washington Street
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-6331

Highlights:

The Appalachian Trail leaves the Great Smoky Mountain National Park at Davenport Gap, crosses I-40, then passes over Max Patch en route to Hot Springs, North Carolina. From here, the Trail crosses Rich Mountain and Big Bald then drops down to the Nolichucky River near Erwin, Tennessee the site of Nolichucky Expeditions, a whitewater rafting center with a hostel for long distance hikers.

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