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Carver Gap Recreation Area

State Line
Roan Mountain, TN 37601

User Reviews (1)

  • 1. Great place for off-leash hiking

    by: jdmartin

    This park is on the state line between North Carolina and Tennessee, above Roan Mountain. It's right on the Appalachian Trail. You can hike over balds, and once you get past the first bald you've got the mountain more or less to yourself. Most places you can see far enough that you can let your dog off the leash and still get him back on it when people are coming. On weekends it's crowded. You can camp on the balds, but if you park in the parking lot don't leave any valuables because punks come up there at night to rob cars.


    Fantastic views, freedom for your dog


    Crowded on weekends