ElevationAscent: 3,651' 1,113 m
Descent: -3,650' -1,113 m
High: 6,663' 2,031 m
Low: 3,012' 918 m
GradeAvg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 43% (23°)
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“Ascend the tallest peak in The East from humble beginnings in Briar Bottom Group Campground.”— Matthew Meek
If you're looking to do this as an overnight, keep your eyes peeled for dispersed campsites and accompanying fire rings. Some of the best spots are located near mile three at a field and stream located near the trail, as well as around mile four near Commissary Ridge and an adjoining field.
Upon reaching the top of the Mt. Mitchell Trail #190, bear left onto the Mt. Mitchell Summit Trail for otherworldly views from the overlook before making the trek back to the campground. If you'd prefer not to make the trek down and can arrange a shuttle, cars can reach the summit via NC 128.
Land Manager: USFS - Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Ranger District