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Wayah Bald Shelter

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Nantahala National Forest

Shelter on the Appalachian Trail's North Carolina section.

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3 Reviews of Wayah Bald Shelter

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Morgan W.
Reviewed May. 3, 2018

Camp near Wayah Bald Shelter

After an 11 mike hike on the AT from Winding Stair Gap trailhead, we arrived at Wayah Bald Shelter and camping. Moderate, short downhill to water source and privy is close to shelter. There are plenty of flat camping sites near the shelter.

  • View from Wayah Bald Fire Tower
  • Frosty morning!
  • View with ice falling on trail after continuing on from Wayah Bald
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Asher K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2017

Little ways from Wayah Tower

So this is a very nice shelter that is along the AT but is actually a little bit of a ways along the trail after you pass the wayah bald tower. There is also a nice campground right near the tower at the split of the Bartram and AT but this shelter provides you a little more protection. This can be…

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Art S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2016

Wayah Bald Shelter on the Appalachian Trail

After a long (and I do mean long) climb Wayah Bald finally appeared. There is a wonderful tower atop a tall mountain. At over 5300 feet we were able to see everything. The forest service put in plaques to tell us what we saw. The blue ridge mountains shown blue on this day with clear skies. Many…

  • It's easy to find a couple trees to set up your hammock in. Many people stay at shelters but use their own tent. Water and privies are usually present at the shelters as well as camaraderie.


Wayah Bald Shelter is located in North Carolina


35.18945 N
83.5644 W

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