Roan High Knob Appalachian Trail Adventure

Roan High Knob to Iron Mountain

April 3-5, 2020

3 days/2 Nights on the Appalachian Trail

$149.00 per person

Includes a 3-day, 2 night wilderness backpacking adventure, training hike before the trip, a food-kit with all meals on the trail, shuttle service between trailheads, and devotionals every morning and evening. Not to mention spectacular views and the memories of a lifetime!

This hike is rated moderate to strenuous


This is a 3-day, 2-night wilderness backpacking trip along 18 miles of the Appalachian Trail, including highest shelter on the entire AT, Roan High Knob at 6,186 feet! Your registration includes a 1-hour training/gear selection session before the hike, a guided 3-day, 2-night backpacking trip, all your meals on the trail, shuttle service between trailheads, and memories that will last a lifetime!


We’ll leave Huntsville AL at 5:00 AM on Friday, stopping for breakfast on the way, arriving at the Mountain Harbour B&B around noon, where our shuttle will pick us up and take us to the trail.

Day One – Roan High Knob to Ash Gap (5.5 miles)
We’ll start our adventure at Carver’s Gap (5,512 ft.) and hike uphill to Roan High Knob, the highest shelter on the entire Appalachian Trail! There’s some beautiful views from the top where the Cloudland Hotel once stood. We’ll stop for a quick lunch at the Roan High Knob shelter (6,186 ft.) then descend to Ash Gap where we’ll camp overnight.

Day Two – Ash Gap to Clyde Smith Shelter (6.5 Miles)
We’ll continue descending for about 3 miles to Hughes Gap, then we’ll head up to the top of Little Rock Knob with some beautiful views from the summit. We’ll then descend to the historic Clyde Smith Shelter area, complete with tent sites and water source where we’ll camp overnight.

Day Three – Clyde Smith Shelter to Iron Mountain Gap (6 Miles)
Today will be an up and down day literally, with some 6 ascents and descents. These are known as PUDS: Pointless Ups and Downs! Well go through Greasy Creek Gap, then on to Rock Pillar, finally descending to Iron Mountain Gap. We’ll head back to the Mountain Harbour Hostel for hot showers, then on to Cootie Browns for a well-deserved dinner before heading home.

For those traveling back to Huntsville, we should arrive between 7:00 and 9:00 PM.

No gear, no problem! You can rent all of your backpacking equipment from us for just $100 per person. Just click the button “Registration and Gear Rental” and we’ll get you set up with all the gear you need.