Appalachian Trail Section #42

Located 12.2 miles from Elizabethton, Tennessee (TN)

4 Stars
22,223 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Appalachian Trail: [ #001 - #212 ]

The Appalachian Trail (Section #42) has a maximum elevation of 3,967 ft (1,209 m), a minimum elevation of 1,984 ft (605 m), and an elevation gain of 31,841 ft (9,705 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Appalachian Trail Section #42 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
22,22310.1 mi1,984 ft3,967 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
4.9 hrs1.331,841 ft21,666 ft
[ B to A ]
4.2 hrs0.521,666 ft31,841 ft

What is the length of the Appalachian Trail Section #42?

The length of the Appalachian Trail Section #42 is 10.1 mi (16.3 km) or 22,223 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Appalachian Trail Section #42?

A person in good physical health can hike the Appalachian Trail Section #42 in 4.9 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.2 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Elizabethton to Carter Topo Maps

Download free Elizabethton to Carter 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: Bluff City, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Keenburg, TN
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Carter, TN
  4. West Topo Map: Johnson City, TN
  5. Topo Map: Elizabethton, TN
  6. East Topo Map: Watauga Dam, TN
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Unicoi, TN
  8. South Topo Map: Iron Mountain Gap, TN
  9. Southeast Topo Map: White Rocks Mountain, TN

Is there a Appalachian Trail map for Section #42?

Yes, and they're free! The Appalachian Trail Section #42 is located on the Elizabethton and Carter topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

AT042T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Appalachian Trail Section #42 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 #42, 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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