Round Bald can be reached via the Appalachian Trail from Carvers Gap on the North Carolina / Tennessee line. It's a moderately steep hike, but only 0.4 mile to reach the top. Round Bald is treeless, which means the views are incredible. You can see Roan Mountain (6285'), Grandfather Mt (5964'), Sugar Mt (5163'), Yellow Mt and countless others in Tennessee and North Carolina.
|Best months for climbing:||May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Asheville|
Thanks to Dale Kolsan for adding this peak.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 3 trip reports for Round Bald.
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- Log #21558 - by Carrie Johnson on Dec 29, 2008Round Bald is one of my favorite places to go. Most recently, my boyfriend, my brother, and I hiked it on 12-17-08. The day was unusually warm, 75 degrees in Elizabethton, TN, where we stopped to...
- Log #20650 - by Kevin Simpson on Feb 05, 2007Round Bald is easily accessed from the parking area at Carvers Gap, on Roan Mountain right at the NC/TN line. It's a short hike through a spruce/hemlock forest up to the grassy balds. The view is...
- Log #10526 - by
Dale Kolsan on July 29, 1999Don't miss this section of the Appalachian Trail! It is absolutely beautiful. I was a little out of breath after I hiked to the summit of Round Bald - and I worked up a sweat too! I saw a sign...