Roan Mountain Challenge

Carter County, TN, US

Route Overview

25 mi.
3,625 ft.

Brace yourself for this epic ride up Roan Mountain, which reaches an elevation of 6,285 feet at its highest point. This historic mountain landscape - which witnessed action during the American Revolution - is covered in native rhododendrons that bloom each June. The Appalachian Trail traverses the mountain - it's a short, steep hike up the AT to Carvers Gap (elevation 5,512 ft.) to view the sea of surrounding mountains. It's important to plan accordingly to tack this challenge - early mornings are best and avoid riding this route during events like the annual Rhododendron Festival. The Roan Montain Challenge is a big effort with a huge payoff - something you will never forget!

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