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 or vice versa. Some find it easiest to start from the top. The trail follows the Mt Mitchell Ridge for the first 7 miles, 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 recommended.
Black Mountain Crest Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Burnsville, NC that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
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