Spivey Gap to Nolichucky River

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Section 20a/b
Trail south point Spivey Gap
Trail north point Nolichucky River
Distance 11.2 Miles
Min Elevation 1,700 Feet
Max Elevation 3,901 Feet
Governing Body Unaka
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(Trail South > North)

Spivey Gap[edit]

Spivey Gap (3200') is the southern boundary of the TEHCC's maintenance responsibility and where US19W cross the Trail. South of Spivey Gap, the Trail is maintained by the Carolina Mountain Club. Oglesby Branch, named after TEHCC founder Frank Oglesby, is trail north on Flattop Mountain.

No Business Knob Shelter[edit]

No Business Knob Shelter (3251') is a concrete block shelter built in 1963 by the United States Forest Service.

Cliff Ridge[edit]

Overlooking the Nolichucky River, Cliff Ridge is the last high point before descending to the Chestoa Bridge crossing of the Nolichucky River.

Nolichucky River and Erwin, TN[edit]

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.


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TEHCC Maintained Portion of the Appalachian Trail
Spivey Gap to Nolichucky RiverNolichucky River to Indian Grave GapIndian Grave Gap to Iron Mountain GapIron Mountain Gap to Carver's GapCarver's Gap to US19EUS19E to Dennis Cove RdDennis Cove Rd to Wilbur Dam RdWilbur Dam Rd to TN91TN91 to US421US421 to Damascus