Round Bald

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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.

Elevation (feet): 5,826
Elevation (meters): 1,776
Continent: North America
Country: United States
State: North Carolina,Tennessee
Latitude: 36.1069
Longitude: -82.1036
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Asheville
Convenient Center: Boone

Thanks to Dale Kolsan for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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, 2008
    Round 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, 2007
    Round 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, 1999
    Don'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...