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Carvers Gap to Grassy Ridge Bald

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Length


4.7 Miles 7.5 Kilometers


986' 301 m

Ascent

-985' -300 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

30%

Max Grade (16°)

6,152' 1,875 m

High

5,544' 1,690 m

Low

Shared By J.D. McNoldy

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Hike along Roan Mountain taking in three beautiful balds.

J.D. McNoldy

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Family Friendly Short and relatively easy, the whole family will enjoy this hike!

Overview

Enjoy one of the longest and highest stretches of grassy balds that the Appalachian Mountains has to offer.

Need to Know

Bring a hat and sunscreen! You'll be exposed to the sun for 80% of the hike.

Description

Enjoy breathtaking views all around you as you hike to three different balds. Starting from Carver's Gap, you'll enjoy an easy hike on gravel to your first bald, Round Bald. The hike to Round Bald is very heavily trafficked.

After Round Bald, the gravel ends, and the trail begins to become more rugged on your way to Jane Bald. On your way, look for wild berry bushes along the side of the trail. Once you have past Jane Bald, you'll come to a Y in the trail where you'll bear right to head to the Grassy Ridge Bald.

Grassy Ridge is the highest of the three balds at 6,165 ft. From here you have 360-degree views of the surrounding hills of Tennessee and North Carolina.

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Dec 29, 2018
Jennifer Ersek
Carvers Gap to Eound Bald 2.5mi
Oct 17, 2018
dee angel
Sep 3, 2018
Porter Hoffman
Fought a long hour to find our way here based off of a visit three years ago. Worth the struggle 1mi
Aug 25, 2018
Jennifer Wicker
May 12, 2018
Corey D
2.5mi
Apr 3, 2018
Kayla McFadden
Beautiful panoramic views with open trail for an easy to moderate hike :) 4.8mi
Mar 26, 2018
Kate Stevens
Ice and Snow and thankful for the White Blaze
Jun 17, 2017
John Gardner
Weekend of the Rhododendron Festival. Absolutely stunning views from the balds. A monsoon came in so we didn’t make it to Grassy Ridge Bald

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