This will be a relatively long hike at around 8 miles, but well worth the views from Wayah Bald as well as over Lake Nantahala as we approach it. We’ll pass through Sawmill Gap on the way down. This section shares about a mile or so with the Appalachian Trail just below Wayah Bald to Winespring Gap.
We’ll plan on meeting at the Lake Nantahala trailhead at 8:30 am and shuttling up to Wayah Bald to begin the day. There is limited parking at the Lake Nantahala trailhead, so please consider carpooling if possible. Reach out and we’ll help with that!
Newcomers are welcome to join us. Please plan to bring plenty of water, lunch, clothing appropriate for this season, and your sense of humor and wonder.
We have had great interest in these hikes and are working to create new hiking opportunities. If you are interested in leading a hike, let us know!
Here’s a link to the trailhead location: https://www.google.com/maps/place/35%C2%B011’30.9%22N+83%C2%B038’25.2%22Wfirstname.lastname@example.org,-83.6409569,17z/data=!4m13!1m8!3m7!1s0x885ece407dc4aad3:0xcb5a0e2479a23ee8!2sTopton,+NC+28901!3b1!8m2!3d35.2470348!4d-83.7032269!16s%2Fm%2F04b6wyp!3m3!8m2!3d35.191905!4d-83.640332?hl=en&entry=ttu
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