Grassy Ridge Bald

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Grassy Ridge Bald (6050') can be reached via a 4-mile roundtrip hike from the parking lot at Carvers Gap on the North Carolina / Tennessee line (on the Appalachian Trail). It is located on a side spur trail from the Appalachian Trail. There aren't any trees to spoil the views, and they are all-encompassing. You have a 360-degree view of all the mountains in the area, including Roan Mt, Grandfather Mt, Mt Mitchell, Sugar Mt, Yellow Mt, and Hump Mt.

Elevation (feet): 6,050
Elevation (meters): 1,844
Continent: North America
Country: United States
State: North Carolina,Tennessee
Latitude: 36.0997
Longitude: -82.0806
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 4 trip reports for Grassy Ridge Bald.

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  • Log #21625 - by John J. Thieneman on Mar 22, 2009
    Hiked up from Carvers Gap.
  • Log #20429 - by Sandie & Rachael on Oct 10, 2006
    Our trip to the peak of Grassy Ridge was wonderful - the scenery was absolutely stunning and the weather was perfect! The ascent was somewhat challenging as there were some loose rocks on the trail...
  • Log #10557 - by patrick on Jan 09, 2003
    Been up here a bunch. Awesome views!!; Hump, Sugar, Grandfather, Peaks on Linville Gorge, the Blacks from Celo to Mitchell, Big Bald. WOW, DOUBLE WOW, Great Campsite in the saddle. In December it was...
  • Log #10558 - by Dale Kolsan on July 29, 1999
    Grassy Ridge Bald's views are even better than those of Round Bald (5826') and Jane Bald (5807)! I picked a nice day, with temperatures reaching about 80 degrees, and clear skies in the afternoon....