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Appalachian Trail In NC
Bly Gap to
Appalachian Trail GPS Tracks
Get the complete GPS Tracks for this section of the AT in North Carolina ONLY $1.97! This .gpx file includes waypoints for all trail shelters along this 88 mile stretch of trail and many of the official AT parking areas. Use the BUY NOW button below and we'll send you the file via e-mail! Happy Hiking!
NOTE: Some trail relocation may have occurred, which may not be reflected with our GPS Tracks. The tracks are very close to the current trail.
You'll find information about the 88 mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina between Bly Gap and Fontana Dam by using the links above will take you to web pages with a detailed description, pictures as well as maps of different sections of the AT between Bly Gap and Fontana Dam. The links above will give you a closer look at the trail to assist in planning your AT adventure.
At Bly Gap the AT leaves Georgia and enters North Carolina. Here the trail enters the Nantahala National Forest. Nantahala is Cherokee for 'land of the noonday sun'. The largest of North Carolina's four National Forests, the Nantahala encompasses 531,148 acres with elevations ranging from 5,800 feet at Lone Bald in Jackson County to 1,200 feet in Cherokee County along Hiwassee River.
There are many memorable places along this long stretch of the Appalachian Trail including Albert Mountain, Wayah Bald, Copper Ridge Bald, Rocky Bald, Wesser Bald, Jump-up Lookout, Swim Bald, Cheoah Bald and Fontana Dam. Thru hikers will find a visitor center with restrooms and showers located at Fontana Dam.
We offer the full GPS tracks of this 88 mile section of the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina for only $1.97 via a .gpx file. This file also includes waypoints for the shelters located along the trail as well as parking areas. A great tool to keep you on the trail!
We recommend purchasing any of the following books for those looking for more information on hiking the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina:
Appalachian Trail Guide to Tennessee-North Carolina: 13th Edition
Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Georgia North Carolina Tennessee
Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Hiking Trails of the Smokies
Trails Illustrated Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Trails Illustrated Great Smoky Mountains National Park Explorer
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