AT hikers coming into Franklin for re-supply, a good meal and a soft bed will find getting back to the trail a bit easier this year. Besides our Nantahala Hiking Club (NHC) member shuttlers, the Macon County Transit (MCT) service will be running shuttle buses for hikers this year. See details below. As Macon County Transit will not run on the weekends, we could use a few more NHC member shuttlers willing to do Saturday and Sunday. Please call Kay Coriell at 828-369-6820 if you can help this year between February and April.

APPALACHIAN TRAIL HIKERS in the Franklin, NC area:
  • Local shuttles are available to the AT within 15-25 miles from the town of Franklin (such as to Winding Stair Gap, Wayah Gap, Rock Gap or Wallace Gap)
  • The Nantahala Hiking Club members help hikers do this as a friendly service and appreciate AT LEAST 6 to 8 hours notice.  There is no charge.
  • When calling for a ride, tell how many hikers in your group that need a ride.
  • Dogs may not be allowed by some shuttlers.

Macon County Transit (MCT) will provide shuttles from February 15th through May, from the town Gazebo to and from Winding Stair Gap at 9 a.m., noon and 3:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday only. The fee is $3.00 per person. Call 828-349-2222 (M-F) for possible shuttles to other local destinations.

LONG SHUTTLES (fees apply):

There are the drivers who do long distance shuttles (such as to or from Springer Mt., Atlanta or Asheville airports or bus depot, & Ga. or Va. sections of the Trail, etc.)