Appalachian Trail Section #44

Located 17.4 miles from Bristol, Tennessee (TN)

4 Stars
21,722 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Appalachian Trail: [ #001 - #212 ]

The Appalachian Trail (Section #44) has a maximum elevation of 4,140 ft (1,262 m), a minimum elevation of 3,378 ft (1,030 m), and an elevation gain of 26,319 ft (8,022 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Appalachian Trail Section #44 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.


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,72210.1 mi3,378 ft4,140 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
4.1 hrs0.026,319 ft26,753 ft
[ B to A ]
4.0 hrs0.026,753 ft26,319 ft

What is the length of the Appalachian Trail Section #44?

The length of the Appalachian Trail Section #44 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,722 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Appalachian Trail Section #44?

A person in good physical health can hike the Appalachian Trail Section #44 in 4.1 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.0 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Doe to Shady Valley Topo Maps

Download free Doe to Shady Valley topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Holston Valley, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Shady Valley, TN
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Laurel Bloomery, TN
  4. West Topo Map: Carter, TN
  5. Topo Map: Doe, TN
  6. East Topo Map: Mountain City, TN
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Watauga Dam, TN
  8. South Topo Map: Elk Mills, TN
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Sherwood, NC

Is there a Appalachian Trail map for Section #44?

Yes, and they're free! The Appalachian Trail Section #44 is located on the Doe and Shady Valley topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

AT044T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Appalachian Trail Section #44 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 #44, 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 (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.

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