Roan Highlands Traverse

The Roan Highlands Traverse is a week-long, 42-mile backpacking trip across one of the most stunning sections of the Appalachian Trail. And, while we will be hiking during the hottest part of the summer, you can expect to experience cool temperatures on this mile-high ramble! The purpose of this trek is not to see how fast we can go but how deep we can go, so most days are fairly short in distance but long in meaningful experiences. During our time together you will not only strengthen your outdoor skills and nature knowledge but you will also be challenged to go deeper with God, yourself, and others. Be prepared to be stretched in every way… but we’ll have fun doing it! The basic itinerary is as follows…

Roan Highlands Traverse
  • Thu, July 27 – Drive to trailhead and hike from Indian Grave Gap to Beauty Spot (3 miles)
  • Fri, July 28 – Beauty Spot to Cherry Gap Shelter (6 miles)
  • Sat, July 29 – “Sabbath in the Woods”
  • Sun, July 30 –  Cherry Gap Shelter to Clyde Smith Shelter (9.2 miles)
  • Mon, July 31 – Clyde Smith Shelter to Roan High Knob (7.6 miles)
  • Tue, Aug 1 – Roan High Knob to Overmountain Shelter (7.1 miles)
  • Wed, Aug 2 – Overmountain Shelter to Hwy 19E (9.2 miles) and drive home
Complete information coming soon!