This section climbs from the Nantahala Outdoor Center (great place to re-supply and re-fuel yourself) and heads northwest to NC highway 143 (Stecoah Gap). Only one shelter along this section about halfway - Sassafras Gap Shelter.
Recommend parking spot: "NC 143 (Stecoah Gap)" lat=35.3583760086, lon=-83.7178448659
Trail length: 14 miles
Posted by Jeff Barber on October 30, 2008
Trail System Appalachian Trail: North Carolina
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