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Carvers Gap to Roan Mountain, Appalachian Trail

Carvers Gap to Roan Mountain, Appalachian Trail

Location: NC 28705, United States

Features:  hiking, spectacular views, nature trips, picnic

About Carvers Gap to Roan Mountain, Appalachian Trail 

Carvers Gap to Roan Mountain, Appalachian Trail during a thunder storm

Hike to Roan High Knob on the Appalachian Trail from Carvers Gap, climbing through a mossy, fir-filled forest to beautiful Roan Mountain views. It is a 11.4-kilometer trail located near Bakersville, North Carolina The trail offers several activity options and is accessible year-round. 

 Top 3 Adventure Hacks

1) Roan Mountain

It is an exceptional, view-packed hike favorites in North Carolina. It is one of those places that’s so exceptionally beautiful and so extraordinarily expansive, sprawling over five mountain summits, Roan Mountain’s landscapes are diverse, from grassy, sun-drenched mountain balds to shady with lush and rocky peaks.

2) Weather

The weather can be much cooler & change quickly, this is not a good place to be during a thunderstorm, clouds often cover the summits and high winds often blow across the balds. Always be prepared, the winter is long with a lot of snow. Bring a jacket even on summer days.

3) Safety tips

Always practice good trail etiquette. And before you go, always check the trailhead kiosk, official maps, and the park or ranger office for notices of changed routes, trail closures, safety information, and restrictions. Leave no trace, pack out everything you pack in, Stay on the marked trail, pack safety and wayfinding essentials.

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