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Roan Mtn: Grassy Ridge Bald via Appalachian Trail

based on 107 tracks & routes #9 hike out of 616 in
4.9 mi
Distance
2 hrs 30 min
Time
terrain
670 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a moderate out and back trail to Grassy Ridge Bald from Carver's Gap, in the Roan Mountain area. This hike features gorgeous, 360º views on these high mountain bands, along the Appalachian Trail on the NC/TN border.

Most of this hike follows the Appalachian Trail, which is very wide and well maintained. The last section up to Grassy Ridge Bald is a spur trail off the AT, which is well marked. This spur trail is easy to follow, but can be narrow and crowded on a busy day.

This trail goes by Round Bald, Roan Mountain, and Jane Bald.

Getting Started

Carver's Gap

Good parking, but fills up quickly!

Taking Children

This is a great family hike. Smaller children may need assistance on some steeper, rocky sections.


Sights to See


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    9 months, 3 weeks ago
    Heavenly. Just amazing. We camped at jane bald, watched sunset sort of - got misty and spooky. Coyotes and owls were the only sounds we heard all night. So quiet. Sunrise was mind blowing, though it would be better to camp by grassy ridge for that. A sacred place!
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    2 years, 6 months ago
    Oh the views. Tough climbs in certain spots. Little technical. Longer than mileage says. Definitely worth it.
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    4 years, 3 months ago
    One of our all time favorite walks!
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gkutz 7 years, 1 month ago
Roan Mtn Track (6/3/17, 1:56:02PM)
Carvers Gap to Grassy Ridge Bald
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