Black Mountain Crest Trail is a 10.5 mile point to point trail that is typically done north to south, starting at Bowlens Creek Road and ending at the Mt Mitchell Summit parking area. One of the more rugged hikes on the east coast!
The Black Mountain Crest Trail is a point to point trail starting at Bowlens Creek Road and Ending at the Mt Mitchell Summit parking area. The trail follows the Mt Mitchell RIdge for the first 7 miiles, traversing the largest collection of 6,000 ft peaks in the Eastern US. From Celo Knob, the trail descends about 3500 feet to Bowlens Creek. The trail start is at "Water Shed Road" which is marked private and is located off Bowlens Creek Road.
A car shuttle or drop off is recommeded.