Location: Carvers Gap Trailhead, TN-143, Roan Mountain, TN 37687
Start Time: 10:00am
Est End Time: 2:00pm
Distance: 3 Miles
Difficulty: 8/10, Difficult, Steep downhill bushwhacking
Leaders: Travis Bordley & Ellie Huber
Come join us on this never before offered Hackline Trail and bush-wacking adventure. Starting at Carvers Gap, this route will descend the northern flank of Roan Mountain following the Hackline Road Trail (FS53281). The trail will drop a 1,000 ft in elevation over the course of a mile before we break off the designated route and bush-wack our way through the Cherokee National Forest to Little Cove Creek. From the creek, the group will continue following the creek down another 1,000 ft in elevation to SAHC’s Little Cove Creek Preserve where we will be hosting a Drop-in Social with drinks and refreshments. This challenge hike will literally end at a party!
Overall, this hike will be a 3 three mile, one-way hike, with -2,000 ft of elevation change. The driving distance between the Carvers Gap and the SAHC’s Little Cove Creek Preserve is 9 miles (18 minutes estimated drive time). Setting shuttle cars will be required for this hike and will be coordinated amongst registrants. This hike will not be high mileage but will cover rugged terrain.