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I love this trail! Easy hike for the kids and well worth climbing to the top for the views. Will definitely go again.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

One of the best trails I've ever done. Loved it from start to end. I wish I had 3 days to be on this trail. A lot of wildlife during Summer. Little Bald got down to 50 degrees during the middle of Summer with high winds. Mountain Harbor will let you park for $5 per night and $10 for lift to Carvers. 19E is right next to Mountain Harbor. Fyi, watch out for Grassy Ridge. It's a dead end, keep an eye out for the AT sigh pole near Jane Bald.

Perfect falls. Short trail

hiking
22 days ago

Jerry,
My lime green shirt is greener than yours :)

hiking
22 days ago

I have two more hikes to reach my first goal of 25. I found both water sources to have good water. I haven't been back since the fires. n

fun technical hard climb to Mt. Mitchell Peak

backpacking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Amazing, going back this spring

hiking
1 month ago

Nice warm up or cool down from the parking area.

As an Adirondack native and someone who hiked Colorado, NY, TN, GA I was under the assumption this would be a moderate hike. I started before the park opened in August and parked near a ranger station and hiked for several hours. It was difficult but amazing, well worth it. After some time to rehydrate and munch down some carbs I proceeded to hike Big Tom which is also an incredible Hike, awesome views and amazing vistas. I'm adding pics of both.

my favorite place in the world. tallest mountain on the east coast. beautiful foliage.