Category Archive: Mount Mitchell State Park

Hikes in Mount Mitchell State Park and in areas immediately around the park

Jan 03 2017

Black Mountain Crest Trail – Pisgah National Forest, NC

  The Black Mountain Crest Trail is one of the most renowned and intimidating¬†hikes in North Carolina. Located in the Appalachian Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest, the trail crosses the crest of the Black Mountains across five 6,000+ foot peaks culminating in the tallest peak east of the Mississippi River, Mt. Mitchell. This trek …

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Mar 30 2015

Mt. Mitchell Trail – Pisgah National Forest, NC

  The Mt. Mitchell Trail has been beckoning me for years, and I had always wanted to hike¬†it during the winter to get the full mountain experience. The weather was supposed to be sunny but bitterly cold and windy on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, which sounded perfect to me because visibility would be outstanding. …

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Jul 25 2014

Maple Camp Bald and Mt. Mitchell – Mount Mitchell State Park, NC

  I had never been to the Black Mountains before this trip. They lie in that spot that takes forever to drive to from Chapel Hill. It’s unfortunate because they are beautiful areas and the tallest mountains on the East Coast, and inevitably I have to hike there. My mind was set, I was going …

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