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Commissary Hill via Mount Mitchell Trail and Higgins Bald Loop

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Pisgah National Forest

Commissary Hill via Mount Mitchell Trail and Higgins Bald Loop is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Burnsville, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.7 mi Elevation gain 2,795 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Backpacking

Hiking

Nature trips

Forest

River

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Elizabeth Seacat
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This trail was more difficult than I had anticipated it to be. There was a point within the trail when it came to a campground but I could not locate the trail on the other side to continue. Fortunately, after much wandering around I was able to find it. It was difficult to hike because the trails was comprised of rock and therefore was hard on the footing. Aside from all this, I enjoyed the hike overall and would recommend others to take it. There was a bit of snow and ice which was anticipated due to the time of year and elevation of the mountain.

Robert Marshall
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First to Review

I only took this trail once and that was after a lot of heavy rainfall for a couple of weeks but this made the waterfall so nice I bushwhacked to the base. I did hike to it once and the waterfall was nothing to get excited over because it takes a lot of rainfall to make it worth the hike unless you plan to see Higgins Bald.

James Kelton
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David Morrison
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Denys Solodovnikov
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Peter Kovacs
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Dino Pantazopoulos
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Esther S.
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