TEHCC AT

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The TEHCC is proud to maintain roughly 133 miles of the Appalachian Trail. The southern terminus of the TEHCC’s section is Spivey Gap, NC where the AT crosses US 19W after descending from High Rocks and Big Bald. From there, the Trail makes its way through the Unaka Mountains and the Roan Highlands. After descending from the Roan Highlands and meandering through the Laurel Fork Gorge, the Trail crosses Watauga Dam and follows the crest of Iron Mountain to Osborne Farm. Upon leaving the meadows of Osborne Farm, the Trail follows the ridge lines to the TN/VA state border where the TEHCC’s section ends (officially as of Spring 2013). Use the map below to explore the TEHCC’s section of the Appalachian Trail. You can also explore each section's individual page by using the table at the bottom of the page:

Probably counter-intuitively to get this site going in 2011 we began by focusing on the non-AT trails in the region. We felt that the information on the AT in this area is well documented on websites, books, and maps everywhere. Less well known are the other local trails. This information started with what was on the club's old website, but now is starting to evolve with the wiki use.

On our maintained section are the following shelters for use:

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 56.9
Mountaineer Falls Shelter US19E to Dennis Cove Rd 66.5
Overmountain Shelter (Yellow Mountain Barn) Carver's Gap to US19E 84.5
Stan Murray Shelter Carver's Gap to US19E 86.4
Roan High Knob Shelter Iron Mountain Gap to Carver's Gap 91.6
Clyde Smith Shelter Iron Mountain Gap to Carver's Gap 100.0
Cherry Gap Shelter Indian Grave Gap to Iron Mountain Gap 109.1
Curley Maple Gap Shelter Nolichucky River to Indian Grave Gap 121.9
No Business Knob Shelter Spivey Gap to Nolichucky River 132.4

Per the 2014 AT Data Book with updates for 2015 starting at Laurel Fork shelter.

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

TEHCC Trail Relocations