Shelter:Cherry Gap

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Shelter Cherry Gap
Capacity 6 People
Privy No
Trail Head Distance N 2.7 Miles
Trail Head Distance S 7.0 Miles
Elevation 3,900 Feet
Latitude {{#lat_deg2dms: 36.12915}}
Longitude {{#long_deg2dms: -82.26427}}
Nearest Medical Erwin, TN
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Description[edit]

Three-sided concrete-block shelter with open front and wooden sleeping platform.

Location[edit]

Trail-north of Unaka Mountain between Iron Mountain Gap and Nolichucky River.

Water[edit]

Spring is 250 feet southwest of shelter on blue-blazed side trail.

Maintenance History[edit]

  • Dec 1999: Dug out spring to greatly improving water flow.
  • May 1999: New table carried in and installed.
  • Oct 1993: Installed new supports, rafters, and painted metal roof.
  • 1962: Built by U.S. Forest Service.

Photo Gallery[edit]

Shelter name Section Trail distance from Damascus
Abingdon Gap Shelter US421 to Damascus 10.2
McQueens Knob Shelter (emergency shelter) US421 to Damascus 11.7
Double Springs Shelter TN91 to US421 18.5
Iron Mountain Shelter Wilbur Dam Rd to TN91 26.1
Vandeventer Shelter Wilbur Dam Rd to TN91 32.9
Watauga Lake Shelter Dennis Cove Rd to Wilbur Dam Rd 40.1
Laurel Fork Shelter Dennis Cove Rd to Wilbur Dam Rd 48.7
Moreland Gap Shelter US19E to Dennis Cove Rd 57.3
Mountaineer Falls Shelter US19E to Dennis Cove Rd 66.9
Overmountain Shelter (Yellow Mountain Barn) Carver's Gap to US19E 84.9
Stan Murray Shelter Carver's Gap to US19E 86.8
Roan High Knob Shelter Iron Mountain Gap to Carver's Gap 92.0
Clyde Smith Shelter Iron Mountain Gap to Carver's Gap 100.5
Cherry Gap Shelter Indian Grave Gap to Iron Mountain Gap 109.6
Curley Maple Gap Shelter Nolichucky River to Indian Grave Gap 122.4
No Business Knob Shelter Spivey Gap to Nolichucky River 132.9

Per the 2016 AT Data Book.