The Roan Massif is one of the most beautiful and spectacular sections of the Appalachian Trail, climbing through the clouds to over 6,000 feet, passing through the largest stand of Catawba rhododendron in the world, crossing the great bald of Hump Mountain, and looking down on mountain ridges stretching as far as the eye can see in every direction.
Now add to its natural beauty the warmth and hospitality of the little town of Roan Mountain, the Appalachian Trail’s 41st Appalachian Trail Community.
Designation as an AT Community by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy recognizes the town as a welcoming haven providing food, shelter, medical care and other services for hikers. It also recognizes the efforts of the county’s and town’s leaders, who dedicate their time and effort to the promotion and preservation of the AT and Carter County’s many natural resources.
Hikers, we’d love to have you pay us a visit – come on down for good food, supplies, and a truly warm welcome.
Please join us at Roan Mountain Community Park to celebrate two upcoming events. The AT Community Official Dedication takes place on April 24 at 1:30 p.m. and a Community Festival will be held the weekend of May 6. Check back soon for more event details.