Trail Run Project Logo

Mt. Mitchell Trail #190

 4.3 (7)
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

5.7 Miles 9.2 Kilometers


69%

Runnable

3,624' 1,105 m

Ascent

0' 0 m

Descent

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

43%

Max Grade (23°)

6,635' 2,022 m

High

3,011' 918 m

Low

Shared By Matthew Meek

Conditions


Bad / Closed 9 days ago
Muddy, Icy - I did this trailer on 2nd February. Trail gets very icy after 4 miles. would not recommend if you don't have proper gear(crampons ice axe). watch your feet while coming down the trail as the trail is Muddy in a few places because of all the rain. it is very easy to lose 40 and slip and trip and fall while coming down Trail. History

Getting forecast...

Ascend the tallest peak in The East from humble beginnings in Briar Bottom Group Campground.

Matthew Meek

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Description

Leaving from Poplar, follow the trail as it makes a steady, switchbacking climb of over 3600 feet on a safe and well marked, albeit-technical, trail along multiple ridgelines to the summit. When on trail, be sure to follow blue trail blazes whatever you do. This should ensure you make it to the right place, but if in doubt, you can always use the Trail Run Project mobile app to keep you on track.

If you're looking to do 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 near the trail, as well as around mile four near Commissary Ridge and an adjoining field.

Upon reaching the top of the trail, you can head left to climb the Mt. Mitchell Summit Trail and experience fantastic views, or continue straight to reach the bathrooms and a museum near the parking lot.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Jul 4, 2018
Kimi deMent
Incredible to see the forest turn over as the elevation climbs. Very cool. Not many straightaways or downhills on way up for trail run/walkers.

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 7 votes

#4835

Overall
  4.3 from 7 votes
5 Star
29%
4 Star
71%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#147

in North Carolina

#4,835

Overall
80 Views Last Month
770 Since Jul 24, 2017
Difficult Difficult

0%
0%
0%
50%
50%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running