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blueBlack Overmountain Victory Trail: Roan Mountain Segment

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4.5 mile 7.2 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,842' 561 m
Descent: -669' -204 m
High: 4,668' 1,423 m
Low: 3,044' 928 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Thrower

A hidden gem of a trail that runs through active pastureland and then crosses the AT at Yellow Mountain Gap.

Brandon Thrower

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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You can start in either NC or TN. The TN trailhead is near Roan Mountain, TN and the NC trailhead is at the end of Roaring Fork Road off of US 19E. The trail has multiple viewpoints as it passes through open pastures, goes deep into some really nice wooded coves, and connects to the most famous trail of them all, the Appalachian Trail! Plus, this section is not just any section of the AT, it is one of its most scenic in the Roan Highlands. The summits of Little Hump and Grassy Ridge are less than 3 miles away in either direction.

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Dec 26, 2016
Lindsey Brinklow
9 miles total, Hampton Creek Natural Area trailhead to Overmountain Shelter and back. 9mi — 5h 00m
Dec 21, 2016
Tommy Treser

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Lindsey Brinklow
Blountville, TN
Lindsey Brinklow   Blountville, TN
Steady uphill most of the way to the top. Took the red trail up, it closely follows the creek, and meets back up with the Overmountain Victory Trail. Trail can be hard to distinguish at times for this portion, but it is well marked with red flags on the trees. Once at the top there is a shelter that's a great lunch spot or a place to camp overnight. Overall, it was a great hike, and good views! Dec 26, 2016

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