Appalachian Trail - NC 208 to NC 212

At A Glance

21.3 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 21.3
Hikes That Use This Trail: Firescald Knob

Intersecting Trails

  • Appalachian Trail - Hot Springs (US-25/70) to NC 208
  • Hickey Fork
  • Jerry Miller
  • Green Ridge
  • Fork Ridge
  • This trail is located in the Western North Carolina area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Western North Carolina trails list page.

    This trail also crosses into these trailhead areas:

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    Trail Segments

    Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

    AT - Little Laurel Shelter to Pounding Mill Trail

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 1.28 mi

    AT - NC 208 to Little Laurel Shelter

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 4.75 mi

    AT - Pounding Mill Tr. to Whiterock Cliffs Spur

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 1.76 mi

    AT - Whiterock Cliffs Spur

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 265 ft

    AT - Whiterock Cliffs Spur to Jones Meadow Connector

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 500 ft

    AT - Jones Meadow Connector

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.25 mi

    AT - Jones Meadow Connector to Blackstack Cliffs Spur

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 305 ft

    AT - Blackstack Cliffs Spur

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 334 ft

    AT - Blackstack Cliffs Spur to Jerry Miller Trail

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.17 mi

    AT - Firescald Exposed Ridgeline

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 1.43 mi

    AT - Firescald Bad Weather Trail

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 1.45 mi

    AT - Jerry Miller Trail to Exposed Ridgeline Split

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 137 ft

    AT - Firescald Split to Fork Ridge Trail

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 1.47 mi

    AT - Fork Ridge Trail to Jery's Cabin Shelter

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.2 mi

    AT - Jerry Cabin to Green Ridge Trail

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 3.61 mi

    AT - Green Ridge Trail to Flint Mtn Shelter

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 2 mi

    AT - Flint Mtn Shelter to NC 212

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 2.72 mi

    Total Calculated Length: 21.39 mi

    This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.



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