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Appalachian Trail GPS Tracks
Get the complete GPS Tracks for the AT from US 19E to Damascus, VA for ONLY $1.97! This .gpx file includes waypoints for all trail shelters along the 71 miles of trail within this section as well as many of the official AT parking areas. Use the BUY NOW button below and we'll send you the file via e-mail! Happy Hiking!
The Appalachian Trail travels 71 miles in Tennessee on this stretch of the AT. There is another 200 miles of trail that travels along or near the Tennessee/North Carolina border that is featured under North Carolina. The main features of this part of the trail include Iron Mountain and Watauga Lake.
During this section of the AT you'll also stroll along the Elk River, pass Jones Falls & Mountaineer Falls and see the impressive 50 foot Laurel Falls in the Pond Mountain Wilderness. There are eight shelters spread along this section as well as a few towns close to major road crossings.
Memorable places along this section of the Appalachian Trail include White Rocks Mountain, Coon Den Falls, Laurel Fork Falls, Pond Flats, Watauga Dam, Watauga Lake, Nick Grindstaff Monument, and McQueens Knob.
Use the links above to explore different sections of the AT in Tennessee (links under construction). Look below for a detailed description with key points along the trail in Tennessee as well as a map.
Miles from Springer Mtn Elevation Key points along the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee 392.1 2895 feet US 19E (Elk Park, NC 08622) (Newland, NC 28657) (Roan Mtn, TN 37687) 392.3 2900 feet Bear Branch Road 395.4 3340 feet Buck Mountain Road 395.7 3330 feet Campbell Hollow Road 398.5 3590 feet Campsite 400.7 3130 feet Campsite 400.9 3470 feet Mountaineer Falls Shelter 401.7 3260 feet Campsite 402.5 3550 feet Walnut Mountain Road 403.7 3400 feet Stream 404.2 3350 feet View 404.7 3290 feet Upper Laurel Fork 408.8 3410 feet Campsite 410.5 3815 feet Moreland Gap Shelter 411.8 4206 feet White Rocks Mountain 414.8 2660 feet Trail to Coon Den Falls 416.5 2550 feet Dennis Cove, USFS 50 417.7 2120 feet Laurel Fork Falls 418.4 2450 feet Laurel Fork Shelter 418.7 1900 feet Waycaster Spring 419.2 1900 feet side trail to US 321 422.0 3780 feet Pond Flats 425.1 1990 feet US 321 (Hampton, TN 37658) 426.5 2100 feet Griffith Branch 426.8 2130 feet Watauga Lake Shelter 428.0 1915 feet Watauga Dam 429.3 2250 feet Wilbur Dam Road 432.3 3400 feet Spring 434.0 3620 feet Vandeventer Shelter 437.8 3900 feet Spring 439.2 3840 feet Turkeypen Gap 440.6 4000 feet Spring 440.8 4125 feet Iron Mountain Shelter 442.1 4090 feet Nick Grindstaff Monument 442.2 4090 feet Spring 444.6 3500 feet Stream 445.4 3450 feet TN 91 447.5 3990 feet Campsite 448.4 4060 feet Double Springs Shelter 451.9 3384 feet Low Gap, US 421 (Shady Valley, TN 37688) 453.8 3650 feet Double Spring Gap 455.2 3900 feet McQueens Knob 455.6 3680 feet McQueens Gap, USFS 69 456.7 3785 feet Abingdon Gap Shelter 463.2 3302 feet TN-VA State Line
We recommend purchasing any of the following books for those looking for more information on hiking the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee:
Appalachian Trail Guide to Tennessee-North Carolina: 13th Edition
Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Georgia North Carolina Tennessee
Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Hiking Trails of the Smokies
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