The Tennessee-North Carolina edition covers 303.9 miles from Damascus, Virginia, near the Tennessee state line to the southern end of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Fontana Dam, North Carolina, including parts of the Cherokee and Pisgah national forests. This set includes one guidebook and four maps on two sheets (scale, 1:63,360), plus the National Geographic map of Great Smoky Mountains National Park (scale, 1:62,500). The pocket-sized planning guide contains background and interpretive information, points of interest, general advice, shelters, water sources, and road crossings. The omnidirectional format allows you to see where you are whether southbound or northbound. Each map is focused on the Appalachian Trail and overlaps with the neighboring maps. The surrounding area, out to about three miles, and additional side trails are also included. An easy-to-use elevation profile shows ups and downs and the distance to the next campsite or shelter, side trails, and water sources. For added interest, maps indicate federal or state lands, road crossings, waterfalls, and scenic areas. Maps are both water- and tear-resistant.
The official Appalachian Trail maps for Tennessee-North Carolina are also available for sale as a set (#133) and the National Geographic Great Smoky Mountains National Park map is available separately (#134).
Fifteenth Edition, 2016.
Bill Keslar (Submitted on Aug 12th 2019)
I hesitated at first to buy the package, but if you're planning a multi day trip, it seems to be the simplest yet most complete way to get the information and have it in one place. .
Jim Fitch (Submitted on Apr 10th 2019)
Maps are good but missing the symbol for "Spring" in the key; would have liked a more detailed description of overall condition and parking availability at key locations (e.g., Deep Gap) for Forest Road 30 in the Guide Book.
Unknown (Submitted on Mar 24th 2019)
Really only need maps and the data book.
Unknown (Submitted on Mar 11th 2019)
Bought this set to help plan a multi-day trip on the AT. Good information.
Patrick Brogan (Submitted on Jul 20th 2018)
Loved the book and think it will be a great benefit to have on our hike.