“The iconic road that used to be the main access to Mount Mitchell; now an iconic trail that does the same.”
— Brandon Thrower
Most of the trail is in private bear hunting land. Be aware of hunters, trucks, and ATVs from October to January.
Features: Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
This trail is the main trail used for the infamous Mt Mitchell Challenge.
This historic path is a western NC classic. The trail is very rocky in most parts and very technical despite its width. During the winter, the trail can have a lot of ice on it, and during the summer, it can be wet and muddy in those same parts.