Nolichucky River to Indian Grave Gap
|Trail south point||Nolichucky River|
|Trail north point||Indian Grave Gap|
|Min Elevation||1,700 Feet|
|Max Elevation||3,557 Feet|
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(Trail South > North)
Nolichucky River and Erwin, TN
The AT meets the Nolichucky River at Chestoa Bridge. Downtown Erwin is approximately 2 miles from this point. Food, resupply, shuttles and lodging are available.
Cross railroad just into the woods from crossing Chestoa Bridge.
Multiple rafting companies' Nolichucky River headquarters are along the river just before the AT starts to ascend out of the Gorge. Camping and lodging are available.
Crossed several times before heading north towards Curley Maple Gap Shelter.
Curley Maple Gap Shelter
Curley Maple Gap Shelter is a concrete-block shelter built in 1961 by the United States Forest Service, then renovated in 2010 by the TN Eastman Hiking Club to expand the sleeping capacity to 12 with a second loft under a new roof.
Indian Grave Gap
The Trail crosses TN395/NC197 at the state line with FS230 going towards Beauty Spot. There is a small parking area along the north side of the road.