Appalachian Trail Shelters
35.33086 -83.66688
35° 19.852'N 83° 40.013'W
35° 19' 51.1"N 83° 40' 0.8"W
17S 257597E 3913000N
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Sassafras Gap Shelter   

Waypoint: Sassafras 35.33086,-83.66688
County/State: Swain NC
Elevation: 4330' or USGS elevation
143.6 miles from Springer and 2047.3 miles to Katahdin
next shelter south ↓ 7.9 miles. next shelter north ↑ 9.1 miles. all shelters
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These maps, coordinates, and waypoint files are based on recent (2009) Appalachian Trail waypoints. You can often find more information on a particular shelter by visiting the AT groups that maintains that section of trail. For trail mileages between shelters go back to our list of shelters. has the latest trail conditions, maps, and trail guides.

Additional information:

Type: Shelter    Capacity: 7 Fee: No
Near AT: Yes    Accuracy: GPS    Information: None
USFS Land: Yes    Maintained by: Smoky Mountain Hiking Club

Notes: "A spring is located behind the shelter--gb, 89-90"
Δ elevation profile to next shelter north, cumulative climb/descent (data provenance)


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