Old Mitchell Trail

HARD 60 reviews
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Old Mitchell Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Burnsville, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
944 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

rocky

2 mile trail between the State Park Office and the Mt. Mitchell summit.

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backpacking
23 days ago

Challenging but doable hike up from Black Mtn Campground, about 3000 ft. Very good water source and tent areas.

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2 months ago

Hiked it. Loved it. Awesome trail.

2 months ago

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3 months ago

My kids (11 &13) and golden retriever had a great time and slept hard afterwards, win/win!

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is awesome but hard. I would definitely do it again. There is some rock climbing in areas.

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3 months ago

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hiking
5 months ago

Trail is technical but not hard. Lots of footwork but not much elevation gain on the way up. It almost felt like we climbed more on the way back to the trailhead. On the return, we went down and back up the Camp Alice Trail just to add some work to the hike. Very pretty spot with a stream where the Camp Alice Trail meets the Commissary Trail. I'd like to return and do the 6 mile trail as this trail did not feel like much of an accomplishment.

5 months ago