Andrews Bald

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Andrews Bald, elevation 5860 feet, is not rough or rugged but round and smooth! Because there aren't many trees on the summit, views are spectacular. You can see Fontana Lake and all kinds of mountain ranges in North Carolina. A perfect place for a picnic! A moderate, rocky 2-mile trail (4 miles roundtrip) takes you to the views. Find the trail leading from the Clingmans Dome (6643') parking lot.

Elevation (feet): 5,860
Elevation (meters): 1,786
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Blue Ridge Mountains
State: North Carolina
Latitude: 35.5417
Longitude: -83.4933
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Ashville
Convenient Center: Cherokee, North Carolina

Thanks to Dale Kolsan for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Andrews Bald.

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  • Log #10342 - by Travis Sutton Byrd on Dec 07, 2000
    Wonderful, easy hike from Clingman's Dome. Rightly one of the more popular day-hikes in GRSM.
  • Log #10343 - by Dale Kolsan on July 20, 1999
    Anyone visiting the Great Smoky Mountains should get out of their car and make this hike! Even though the first mile is rocky, the views at the end are definitely worth it! In my opinion, the hike to...