|Trail Head Distance N||4.6 Miles|
|Trail Head Distance S||11.2 Miles|
|Nearest Medical||Mountain City, TN|
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Basic three-sided concrete-block/ metal roof shelter with open front and wooden sleeping platform.
As the name implies, along the crest of Iron Mountain right by the AT along the section between Wilbur Dam Rd and TN91.
Water available 0.2 mile south of the shelter.
- Oct 2017: Installed framing under sleeping platform then covered with hardware cloth.
- 1992: Caulked around nails and under ridge cap.
- Oct 1991: Replaced rafters and laths, and installed new corrugated galvanized steel roof on front, and new heavy duty corrugated galvanized steel roof on back. Painted entire shelter. A picnic table was installed.
- 1960: Built by US Forest Service.
|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.