Old Mitchell Trail

HARD 64 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
836 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.

7 days ago

8 days ago

Tough but fun

hiking
8 days ago

Hard but worth it. Way cooler to hike to the peak than drive up. We got water at the trailhead rangers station but all water after that was turned off (November).

hiking
11 days ago

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1 month ago

1 month ago

backpacking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked it. Loved it. Awesome trail.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago