Mount Mitchell

Asheville, North Carolina

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Mount Mitchell is the highest peak east of the Mississippi. It’s a crowning part of the Blue Ridge Parkway experience—the only motorized access to the mountain is from the Parkway, at milepost 355.3. The nearly 2,000-acre Mount Mitchell State Park—North Carolina’s first—clings to the highest peak of the Black Mountains, a serrated string of summits that juts away from the Parkway and Blue Ridge to dominate the western skyline of North Carolina. The mighty Blacks are frequently seen from the Parkway as a dark ridge crest rising above the clouds. The range includes six of the ten highest peaks in eastern North America. Descriptions of the following trails are included: Mount Mitchell Trail; Balsam Nature Trail; Black Mountain Crest Trail.
Hiking North Carolina

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Hiking North Carolina

by Randy Johnson (Falcon Guides)

Mount Mitchell is the highest peak east of the Mississippi. It’s a crowning part of the Blue Ridge Parkway experience—the only motorized access to the mountain is from the Parkway, at milepost 355.3. The nearly 2,000-acre Mount Mitchell State Park—North Carolina’s first—clings to the highest peak of the Black Mountains, a serrated string of summits that juts away from the Parkway and Blue Ridge to dominate the western skyline of North Carolina.

The mighty Blacks are frequently seen from the Parkway as a dark ridge crest rising above the clouds. The range includes six of the ten highest peaks in eastern North America. Descriptions of the following trails are included: Mount
Mitchell Trail; Balsam Nature Trail; Black Mountain Crest Trail.

© 2016 Randy Johnson/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Asheville
Distance: 0.8-11.3 miles
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Local Contacts: Mount Mitchell State Park, 2388 State Hwy. 128, Burnsville 28714; (828) 675-4611; e-mail: mount.mitchell@ncparks.gov.ncmst.org
Local Maps: USGS Old Fort and Mount Mitchell. Download the state park trail map at ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/momi/mainphp -- The USDA Forest Service South Toe River Trail Map is good too.
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Mitchell

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