Appalachian Trail Shelters
35.69375 -83.25653
35° 41.625'N 83° 15.392'W
35° 41' 37.5"N 83° 15' 23.5"W
17S 295824E 3952329N
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Tricorner Knob Shelter   

Waypoint: Tricorner 35.69375,-83.25653
County/State: Swain NC
Elevation: 5920' or USGS elevation
223.0 miles from Springer and 1967.9 miles to Katahdin
next shelter south ↓ 5.2 miles. next shelter north ↑ 7.7 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: 12 Fee: No
Near AT: Yes    Accuracy: GPS    Information: None
USFS Land: No    Maintained by: Smoky Mountain Hiking Club

Notes: "Spring is nearby--gb, 46"
Δ elevation profile to next shelter north, cumulative climb/descent (data provenance)

Remotest point in TN? -- 4+ miles to nearest road, according to News Sentinel article (maybe 35.688871,-83.262976 5.3 miles from roads), but my remote point calculations suggest another point.

Wikipedia's Tricorner Knob

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