|Trail Head Distance N||1.6 Miles|
|Trail Head Distance S||5.2 Miles|
|Nearest Medical||Elizabethton, TN|
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The newest shelter on the TEHCC section of the Appalachian Trail. Located near its name-sake Mountaineer Falls. A wooden A-frame with two main sleeping platforms and one loft platform.
Located between Elk River and Walnut Mountain Road. The shelter is 70 yards off the AT on a blue-blazed side trail. In the Cherokee National Forest, Watauga Ranger District. Located on the US19E to Dennis Cove Rd section.
The nearest water source is Mountaineer Falls. Either continue on the blue blaze from the shelter to the top of the falls, or follow the AT south of the shelter to the bottom of the falls.
- Oct 2017: Partial repainting (ran out of paint) and installed graffiti board.
- May 2006: Built by the TEHCC and Hardcore Crew
- Aug 2007: Trail distance measured by Collins Chew
|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.