Roan Mtn: Grassy Ridge Bald via Appalachian Trail

3 reviews #9 hike out of 477 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: https://goo.gl/maps/PHUDTmBrQgmt39jQ8

Good parking, but fills up quickly!

Taking Children

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



    Rate this Hike

    user_profile stars
    5 months, 3 weeks ago
    One of our all time favorite walks!
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    2 months, 2 weeks ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    2 months, 3 weeks ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Public Tracks

user_profile
dave.buchholz 2 weeks, 3 days ago
user_profile stars
carlson210 2 weeks, 6 days ago
user_profile
adm1rab 3 weeks, 6 days ago
user_profile
isaac.abkes 1 month, 1 week ago
user_profile
nealgladden 2 months ago
user_profile
weizhao 2 months, 2 weeks ago
user_profile
asheboroheel96 2 months, 3 weeks ago
user_profile
Sylwia 2 months, 3 weeks ago
user_profile
Stevan 3 months, 1 week ago
user_profile
vdavej 3 months, 3 weeks ago
user_profile
mframere 3 months, 3 weeks ago
user_profile
agianni 10 months, 1 week ago
user_profile
Tracy 1 year ago
user_profile
priceeholly 1 year ago
user_profile
wayne griffith 1 year ago
user_profile
gailk14 1 year, 1 month ago
user_profile
rtibbs6301 1 year, 1 month ago
user_profile
walterprice 1 year, 2 months ago
user_profile
carolinatrekker 1 year, 3 months ago
user_profile
gbglackin 1 year, 3 months ago
user_profile
Seth 1 year, 3 months ago
user_profile
Libert 1 year, 3 months ago
user_profile
rebeccasan1 1 year, 3 months ago
user_profile
Harold 1 year, 4 months ago
user_profile
Andrew 2 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
Andrew 2 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
jeff 3 years, 3 months ago
user_profile
gkutz 3 years, 3 months ago
user_profile
bsunny 3 years, 6 months ago
user_profile
Klaudem 3 years, 11 months ago
user_profile
jerryclimber 4 years ago
user_profile
twmtrek4 4 years, 1 month ago
user_profile
Vance Mann 4 years, 3 months ago
user_profile
Chris Alley 4 years, 3 months ago
user_profile
eviakhan 4 years, 3 months ago
user_profile
NCHighCountryWx 5 years, 1 month ago