Chestoa to Unicoi
Appalachian Trail Section #35

Located 14.6 miles from Elizabethton, Tennessee

4 Stars
22,519 Steps 1  (10.2 mi)

The Appalachian Trail (Section #35) has a maximum elevation of 4,950 ft (1,509 m), a minimum elevation of 2,373 ft (723 m), and an elevation gain of 34,957 ft (10,655 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Appalachian Trail Section #35 while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.


We survey thousands of miles of trails each year. The following metrics are based on the most accurate trail data; no crowdsourced data.

[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
22,51910.2 mi2,373 ft4,950 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
5.2 hrs0.734,957 ft18,674 ft
[ B to A ]
4.5 hrs0.818,674 ft34,957 ft

What is the length of the Appalachian Trail Section #35?

The length of the Appalachian Trail Section #35 is 10.2 mi (16.4 km) or 22,519 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Appalachian Trail Section #35?

A person in good physical health can hike the Appalachian Trail Section #35 in 5.2 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Chestoa to Unicoi Topo Maps

Download free Chestoa to Unicoi topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps.

Adjoining 7.5 Minute Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Telford, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Erwin, TN
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Unicoi, TN
  4. West Topo Map: Flag Pond, TN
  5. Topo Map: Chestoa, TN
  6. East Topo Map: Huntdale, NC
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Sams Gap, NC
  8. South Topo Map: Bald Creek, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Burnsville, MS

Is there a Appalachian Trail map for Section #35?

Yes, and they're free! The Appalachian Trail Section #35 is located on the Chestoa and Unicoi topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

AT035T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Appalachian Trail Section #35 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.

Local Weather Forecast

Check the weather forecast; this weather forecast covers the Appalachian Trail Section #35, provided by the National Weather Service. (



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the sum of distance on the trail where angles to the horizontal is between 30 and 50 degrees (the angle of a stairway) divided by ten, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain is the cumulative elevation gain.
  8. Loss is the cumulative elevation loss.

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