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The iconic road that used to be the main access to Mount Mitchell; now an iconic trail that does the same.


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Map Key

9.9

Miles

15.9

KM

94%

Runnable

5,184' 1,580 m

High

3,246' 989 m

Low

2,151' 656 m

Up

224' 68 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Most of the trail is in private bear hunting land. Be aware of hunters, trucks, and ATVs from October to January.

Runner Notes

This trail is the main trail used for the infamous Mt Mitchell Challenge.

Description

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.

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Brandon Thrower

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View from the top of Lookout Mountain
Sep 11, 2017 near Black M…, NC

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Apr 20, 2019
Woodfin Daly
Mar 23, 2019
Kelly Boone
Got super lost. Driving directions did not drop me at start,start and finish were just finding the trail. Ridgeline is gorgeous!! Out/back to overlook 18.4mi — 4h 37m
Dec 21, 2017
Shawn Lancaster
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