Two AT Hikes in Tenessee

DATE: Sep 21, 2018 Friday
END DATE: Sep 21, 2018 Friday

Trip/Event Location: Hampton TN

Trip Leader(s)

Jacksonville, FL United States

Meeting Time: 8:30 AM

Max # People: 8

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level:

Easy to Moderate

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Region: South Atlantic

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Both hikes will be one way hikes and will require a shuttle. All are welcome to particpate in both hikes or just one of the hikes.


The first hike will be 7 miles in length and begin at Walnut Mountain Road (where it crosses the AT) and end at US -19E.  The hike will have one ascent of about 700 feet and two descents of about 700 feeteach. Most of the hike is relatively flat.


About a mile into the hike we shall descend into Sugar Hollow (700 ft. descent). May have views of Beech Mountain and Grandfather Mountain. On the next ascent we should have a view of Roan Mountain. A very sharp ascent will change into an very gradual ascent and bring us to our high point at 3820 feet.  From the high point we descend for the next two miles to US-19E and the end of the hike.


The second hike will be 3.7 miles and is considered moderate with 2.7 miles of the hike on the AT. The hike will start at the Dennis Cove Trailhead and descend to the Laurel Falls Trailhead.

This hike can be very rocky in places but will offer some nice views. We will pass by Laurel Falls on this hike, which will provide a swimming hole.


Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

The meeting place for this hike will be the MacDonalds restaurant in Hampton, Tennessee. The address for the MacDonalds is:

110 1st Avenue, Hampton, Tennessee 37658. The phone number for the MacDonalds is (423) 725-3551.


We will be leaving the MacDonalds for the trailheads at 8:30 AM sharp. Please arrive there eariler for trip information and breakfast.

Trip Leader


Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Jacksonville, FL

United States

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Hickory, NC

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