Mount Pisgah and Buck Spring Lodge Trails

Asheville, North Carolina

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The Mount Pisgah Trail is all about climbing, so it is only suitable for the most trail-hardy dogs (and people), but it is worth the effort for everyone involved. After all, the peak is named for the biblical mountain from which Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land. The views from the summit of Mount Pisgah—one of the highest and most recognizable in the Blue Ridge range—just might rival the ones Moses saw. The trail heads in a northwesterly direction, lined thickly with rhododendron. To the west are wide views of the Pisgah National Forest, and to the northwest you can make out the destination—Mount Pisgah, easily identifiable by the television tower that juts up from its summit. The trail continues climbing in front of you. It is a much-loved and well-used trail, so at any time of year you are sure to encounter many other users, especially on weekends.
Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina

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Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina

by Karen Chavez (The Mountaineers Books)

The Mount Pisgah Trail is all about climbing, so it is only suitable for the most trail-hardy dogs (and people), but it is worth the effort for everyone involved. After all, the peak is named for the biblical mountain from which Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land. The views from the summit of Mount Pisgah—one of the highest and most recognizable in the Blue Ridge range—just might rival the ones Moses saw.

The trail heads in a northwesterly direction, lined thickly with rhododendron. To the west are wide views of the Pisgah National Forest, and to the northwest you can make out the destination—Mount Pisgah, easily identifiable by the television tower that juts up from its summit. The trail continues climbing in front of you. It is a much-loved and well-used trail, so at any time of year you are sure to encounter many other users, especially on weekends.

© 2007 Karen Chavez/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Asheville
Distance: 2.4
Elevation Gain: 712 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 5,000 feet
Top Elevation: 5,721 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Blue Ridge Parkway
Local Maps: USGS Dunsmore Mountain; USGS Cruso
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Pisgah and Buck Spring Lodge Trails

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