APPALACHIAN TRAIL IN NORTH CAROLINA

Location: Western North Carolina
Trip Starts: Rock Gap
Trip Ends: Wallace Gap
Total Distance: 0.6 mile
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail
Trail Traffic: Heavy
Trip Type: Day Hike
More Information:

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

Highlights:

This is a short section of the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina that I missed when I hitched a ride from Rock Gap to the Rainbow Springs Campground during my 1994 thru-hike. After an 18 mile day, I mistakenly thought Rock Gap was Wallace Gap and hitched a ride from the parking lot. ALE and I hiked this section during a trip to the area in November 2001 to make up the missed miles. It’s an easy walk that is best combined with another section of trail.


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