The Mountains Are Calling…  And I Must Go…

Carvers Gap is the gateway to the World Famous Roan Highlands and The Worlds Largest Natural Rhododendron Garden in the World.   Roan Mountain is not actually one mountain, but a high ridge about 7 miles long. It ranges from a height of 6,286 feet at Roan High Knob to a low of 5,512 feet at Carver’s Gap.

Carvers Gap Sign

Carvers Gap TN/NC has become one of the most popular spots on The Appalachin Trail.

Roan Mountain itself contains five sub-peaks, and is divided into two sections by Carvers Gap.

To the south is Roan High Knob and Roan High Bluff, which includes The Worlds Largest Natural Rhododendron Gardens in the world.

To the north is the section of Roan Mountain known as The Roan Highlands, which includes three peaks: Round Bald, Jane Bald, and Grassy Ridge Bald. There are two additional peaks in the Roan Highlands, those being Little Hump and Big Hump.

Best Hiking in the Appalachians

The Carvers gap project is a community based effort to preserve the heritage of the area, provide educational information for conservation efforts, and provide information for visitors who wish to come explore and enjoy the area.  This Website will be a constant work in progress.

As we continue to grow and refine the website, anyone who wishes to submit photos is more than welcome to.   As well as your experiences in the area, suggestions for content you think should be added to the site, or any other information pertinent to Carvers Gap, Roan Mountain and the surrounding area.

Our goal is to provide a centralized location for future generations, visitors, hikers ,conservationist and any others to learn and share all things about the Carvers Gap, Roan Mountain and the surrounding area.


Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

Since 1974, the Conservancy has protected over 75,000 acres of unique plant and animal habitat, clean water, farmland, scenic beauty, and places for people to enjoy outdoor recreation in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee.


US Forest Service

United States Forest Service

The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.


TN State Parks

Roan Mountain State Park

Located on TN Hwy 143 at the base of the majestic 6,285 Roan Mountain, Roan Mountain State Park encompasses more than 2,000 acres dominated by rich hardwood forest along rugged ridges.


Friends of Roan

Friends of Roan Mountain

The purpose of Friends of Roan Mountain, Inc. is to foster greater awareness and understanding of the natural, historical, and cultural significance of Roan Mountain.


Roan Mountain Citizens Club

Roan Mountain Citizens Club

The Roan Mountain Citizens Club was established in 1946 by a group of Roan Mountain Citizens concerned with the future of their community.  The main purpose of the Citizens Club is to promote the Roan Mountain area and stimulate its development.


Sauthern Appalachian Work Center

Southern Appalachian Work Center

The Southern Appalachian Work Center (SAWC) is a privately funded, unaffiliated, and fully self-supported organization dedicated to the long term preservation of all trails in the Southern Appalachians.

Rhododendron Festival

Roan Mountain State Park


June 20 & 21, 2020


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Naturalists’ Rallies

Roan Mountain State Park

Winter Rally    February 8, 2020

Spring Rally    April 24-26, 2020

Youth Rally    July 31 & August 1, 2020

Fall Rally    September 11-13, 2020

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