Clay County High Point Trip Report
Standing Indian (5499 ft)
Date: April 23, 1998
Author: Ron Tagliapietra
Drive west from Franklin, NC on US 64. Turn left after the big rock cut at Winding Stair Gap.
Pass AT parking at Rock Gap and park at Standing Indian campground (FS). Follow Kimsey Creek
trail 5.5 miles to the AT at Deep Gap, then go northbound 2.5 miles up switchbacks.
On the long summit ridge watch for the blue-blazed spur on the right to the summit clearing.
An alternate shorter hike follows driving directions in Summits of the South by Brian Boyd.
Drive four miles past the big cut at Winding Stair Gap to the county line and continue 0.3 mile
to FS 71. Drive about 6 miles to the end at Deep Gap. Follow last 2.5 miles of route above.