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blueBlack Overmountain Victory Trail: Roan Mountain Segment

Trail

4.5 mile 7.2 kilometer point to point
74% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,842' 561 m
Descent: -669' -204 m
High: 4,668' 1,423 m
Low: 3,044' 928 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Thrower

A hidden gem of a trail that runs through active pastureland and then crosses the AT at Yellow Mountain Gap.

Brandon Thrower

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

The pastures are active. When going through gates, make sure to close them back up so cattle do not escape. Cattle are friendly.

Description

You can start in either NC or TN. The TN trailhead is near Roan Mountain, TN and the NC trailhead is at the end of Roaring Fork Road off of US 19E. The trail has multiple viewpoints as it passes through open pastures, goes deep into some really nice wooded coves, and connects to the most famous trail of them all, the Appalachian Trail! Plus, this section is not just any section of the AT, it is one of its most scenic in the Roan Highlands. The summits of Little Hump and Grassy Ridge are less than 3 miles away in either direction.

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Apr 22, 2017
Corey Holt
Ran up about a mile and a half, got caught in a torrential downpour and turned around. I'm a little butt hurt since the run was so beautiful!!! 3mi

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