TNC §2: Low Gap (US-421) to Cross Mountain (TN-91)

Tennessee-North Carolina §2 spans 6.5 miles. Parking is available for two mileposts.

Mp 0.0/6.5: US-421

Locate: {36.53883, -81.94829}

Orient: The AT crosses US-421 in Low Gap 2.8 mi northwest of TN-133 in Shady Valley, TN, and 21.3 mi southeast of I-81 at exit 1 in Bristol, VA. The AT crosses along a diagonal of about 75 yd, and parking is available at opposite ends of this diagonal.

Park: Room for a dozen or more cars in pull-off at northeast end of diagonal, on north side of road; concrete-boxed spring. Room for a half dozen cars in pull-off at southwest end of diagonal, on south side of road.

Note: Coordinates above locate northeast pull-off, the larger parking area.

Mp 6.5/0.0: TN-91

Locate: {36.48132, -81.96051}

Orient: The AT crosses TN-91 at Cross Mountain Road in Shady Valley 3.6 mi southwest of US-421 and 18.3 mi northeast of US-19E in Elizabethton.

Park: Room for a dozen or more cars in lot on south side of road; enter from Cross Mountain Road; kiosk.