Shelter:Double Springs

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Shelter Double Springs
Capacity 6 People
Privy No
Trail Head Distance N 3.5 Miles
Trail Head Distance S 3.0 Miles
Elevation 4,060 Feet
Latitude {{#lat_deg2dms: 36.50911}}
Longitude {{#long_deg2dms: -81.98605}}
Nearest Medical Bristol, TN
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Basic three-sided concrete block/metal roof shelter with wooden sleeping platform.


Just west of the trail at the junction of Holston and Cross Mountains between US421 and TN91.


A spring is located 100 yards downhill west of the shelter.

Recent Information[edit]

A bear was encountered at the shelter on October 21st, 2015. While it showed no signs of aggression, when hikers arrived, it didn't leave the area.

Maintenance History[edit]

  • Oct 2017: Repainted the graffiti board.
  • Mar 2016: Attempted to repair roof leak by placing pieces of expanding foam under the ridge cap in the back.
  • 2011: Repaired sleeping platform with some new plywood, painted inside of shelter, and caulked roofing nails.
  • 1992: New roof support system installed and roof replaced. Painted shelter inside and out. Added gutter on front, drainage in back. Installed picnic table.
  • 1991: Roof repaired.
  • 1960: Built by US 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.