Mt. Mitchell Trail #190
ElevationAscent: 3,624' 1,105 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 6,635' 2,022 m
Low: 3,011' 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 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.
Land Manager: USFS - Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Ranger District