Mount Mitchell - North Carolina Highpoint

#1 of 9 trails in Mount Mitchell State Park
Mount Mitchell - North Carolina Highpoint is a 11.4 mile out and back trail located near Burnsville, NC that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

11.4 miles 3689 feet Out & Back
dogs on leash birding hiking walking forest rocky views
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Directions from Asheville, NC: Mount Mitchell State Park is located approximately 33 miles northeast of Asheville. To reach this trail, take the Big Laurel Gap exit, milepost #346, off the Blue Ridge Parkway, You will be on Forest Road 2074. Travel about 3 miles (passing Forest Road 472) to signs for the Black Mountain Campground. Trail begins in the upper loop.

Amit Mehta

8 Completed1 Reviews

Griffin Hendricks

15 Completed5 Reviews

Roger E.

Great one to have on your bucket list. It was a beautiful day when I was there, however, check daily if you are planning a visit. Weather constantly changing and one of the volunteers said sometime it is so foggy you can't see over a few hundred feet.

Matthew Coons

1 Completed1 Reviews

Russ Daniel

3 Completed2 Reviews

Very tough but exhilarating! Stay LEFT at the mystery turn where the power lines are.

Jeff Barry

2 Completed2 Reviews

Elizabeth Burns

1 Completed1 Reviews

Andrew Ringlee

3 Completed3 Reviews

Celeste Good

1 Completed1 Reviews

Hunter Jones

9 Completed9 Reviews

Great hike! Probably the best hike I've been on. It took my wife and I 3:15 to get to the summit from Black Mountain campground. It was a little rainy but the hike was still amazing.