Mount Mitchell Trail

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#1 of 10 trails in Mount Mitchell State Park
Mount Mitchell Trail is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Burnsville, NC that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.9 miles 3605 feet Out & Back
dogs on leash birding hiking nature trips walking forest views wild flowers rocky
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Mount Mitchell Trail is a 11.4 mile out and back trail located near Burnsville, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen. The trail is primarily used for birding, hiking & walking and is accessible year-round.

Padman Perumal
1 hour ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

Amazing trail. We did the blue trail round trip and it was fun and challenging at the same time. It really test your endurance and would recommend to anyone who likes hiking. You want to plan to start early around 9 am if you are planning to do the round trip.

Sarah Rumsey
19 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Up, up, up no flatness on this trail. Physically challenging. The view from summit is nice. But, the Deep Gap Trail has even better views and is still challenging.

George Fitzgerald
1 day ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

strenuous with a full pack.

Deepshikha Nath
1 day ago

5 Completed1 Reviews

it kills u, if u have sensitive knees while coming back..its all downhill, no breaks, similarly going up its totally all the way without breaks only uphill..but feels like ab achievement once u are done

Matthew Longworth
15 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great trail. Went in mid May and there were many wild flowers to see and great views.

Felix Evans
22 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

It's a slick rock decline down the mountain. Pretty simple trail.

Ben M.
23 days ago

Previously posted and said there were no water sources and that is false. Its been about two years since I made the hike and I had forgotten that there is a water crossing along the way

Ben M.
23 days ago

A friend and I hiked this trail top to bottom in late April. Although It could be done in a single day, I recommend taking your time and making an overnight trip of it. There's a lot of great rock overhangs with great views of surrounding counties. It was a blast and i have nothing negative to say about it. I look forward to hiking bottom to top in the future. Bring plenty of water. Their may be but I did not notice any water sources along the way. I would consider it a difficult hike, but for anyone who grew up in the Appalachians and spent much time in the woods I'd say go for it.

Tracy R.
28 days ago

Mark Mitchem
1 month ago

8 Completed2 Reviews

Ryan Ryan Burgess
1 month ago

5 Completed2 Reviews

Regina Brimmer
1 month ago

11 Completed1 Reviews

This was my first REAL hike and it was amazing! :-D

ginger lange
1 month ago

14 Completed14 Reviews

Bob Marshall
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

I have made this hike both ways 17 times in the past three years and still enjoy the hike and the people I often meet on the trail
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Robert Parker
3 months ago

60 Completed50 Reviews

Great hike with 360 degree views, creek crossings, ice, snow and a challenging ascent.

Amit Mehta
4 months ago

8 Completed1 Reviews

Griffin Hendricks
4 months ago

20 Completed6 Reviews

Roger E.
5 months ago

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
6 months ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

Russ Daniel
7 months ago

4 Completed1 Reviews

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