Higgins Bald via Black Mountain Camp

moderate 9 reviews
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Higgins Bald via Black Mountain Camp is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Burnsville, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,850 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

wildlife

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
washed out
5 months ago

Went up to one of the campsites right before you get to commissary hill via mt Mitchell trail and Higgins bald. Great work out and some great views. Be prepared for weather! Down at the campground it was hot and humid at 9am. Up higher it was cloudy and chilly. The black mountains have some serious weather. Always be prepared!

Sat Nov 25 2017

Just an average hike, in my opinion. There was a nice little stream near the top, but other than that it was just another walk in the woods (typical Eastern hike) but without any great overlooks. It is well marked and probably better in the winter when there are no leaves. We did detour initially to a waterfall near the campground and that was pretty cool.

hiking
13 hours ago

hiking
6 months ago

road biking
Sat Mar 17 2018

Sat Mar 25 2017