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John Horne
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Hiking

More of a walking path than a trail but great views.

Michelle LaFon
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Running

Only did 4 miles and forgot to stop watch

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Elizabeth Sanders
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HikingRocky
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Julia Visconte
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Hiking

Very short scenic area.

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See A Moose
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It's a short brick walkway to the summit work nice views. Once at the top, the placards showing you the different mountain peaks in each of the cardinal directions was very informative.

See A Moose
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A great day for a easy nature walk. some places of the trail were muddy, but it was cool and a nice way to come down from the summit.

Denise Hiller
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Hiking

Great trail with views along the river, stream crossings, short detour to see (and splash under) Setrock Falls, and a shaded part that goes through the forest. Saw 8 different types of mushrooms. Kids 5 and 8 loved it. Moderate rating is accurate due to rocks, roots, and a few steep parts.

Trish Welte
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Hiking

I loved this short and easy trail! It is beautiful, with tons of lichen, balsam, and neat rock outcroppings. The trail has a lot of character. Plus interpretive signs showcasing the flora and fauna to look for. It is popular, obviously, but most were social distancing and often wore masks.

Trish Welte
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Hiking

It was fine - not so much a trail as a walking path to the summit. I happened to be there when it was foggy, but the views I did catch are absolutely breathtaking. I did take a short loop nearby and while it was easy (and short), I truly enjoyed it - Mount Mitchell is beautiful! As others have mentioned, it is paved and wide and there are benches. Amenities were closed. It was busy on a Tuesday early afternoon (of the week leading up to the 4th of July), but many people wore masks.

Ethan Thomas
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HikingOver grown

best part of the trail was in the first half mile. When going right in the beginning we gained elevation and found a great rocky overlook. Other than that, there were no other big views. We didn't make it all the way out to Rocky Knob since the path was well overgrown. If you're looking for a short hike, go right in the beginning.

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Tim H.
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Manish Hirapara
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Hiking

Super easy hike up a gravel road, not really much to the hike until the last few hundred yards. The falls when you reach them are magnificent. Bring a bathing suit and take a dip. Easily accessible and gorgeous falls. You might need some mosquito repellent for the journey.

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Manish Hirapara
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Hiking

Outstanding short & easy trail that takes you up to the highest peak East of the Mississippi. Well marked with nature displays along the way. Beautiful trees abound — it felt like Christmas along the trail. Be warned, it was 82 degrees in Asheville but it was a chilly 58 degrees on the trail in late June. Bring a jacket.

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Jarrett Haney
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HikingMuddyRocky

Such a great trail! Just bummed the summit was super foggy/misty and the wind was kicking up there. All in all a great time and I’ll be back for a clear summit some day

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James Beaumier
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Hiking

Started as nice day but then got cold, windy and rainy. Great trail, well maintained. I’d rate it as heavy traffic even in bad weather

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Tom D
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Hiking

Only did about half this trail starting on the BRP. Ran out of time will come back. A nice higher elevation trail with that freshness and humidity you can taste.

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Jane Gary
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Hiking

The view and falls were great, better than I expected, but the trail itself was like walking along a driveway. Easy for small kids, but not my cup of tea.

Brandi Morrow
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Hiking

Great trail- easy, flat, gravel trail the majority of the way and beautiful falls with pool to wade in at the bottom. Went on a Saturday and their were only 4 other people there. Not crowded at all.

Laura R.
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Hiking

Very nice trail. So green!

Julie Schmeiser
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It is a must see to reach the top of the world! lol. great 360 views a little steep but amazing so worth it. its paved the whole way up. There are benches to stop at on the way incase you need to rest.

Julie Schmeiser
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Very pretty hike would highly recommend!

Joseph Donica
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Hiking

super easy hike with really good views.

Red Britton
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Hiking

We finally found something to love about the pandemic. Campground still closed as of June 13 so we did this loop with a short side excursion to see the waterfall in the campground! It was lovely and very few people. More fly fishermen than hikers.

Billie Jean
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Hiking

Easy walk, use bug spray.

christy stader
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Hiking

Easy walk up the well maintained path. More like a gravel road but beautiful woods all around. Beautiful waterfall at end where my kids and dog got to play at the bottom and climb on the rocks a bit. Will definitely do again!

William Brown III
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Hiking

I very much enjoyed hiking this trail. Knowing the history of the old route was helpful in really enjoying the experience. I followed the Old Mitchell Toll Road Trail from the Parkway down to where it intersected the Old Trestle Trail in Sourwood Gap. I then followed Trestle Trail out to the end. I like the "finish" on Trestle Trail better than the last bit of Old Mitchell Toll Road (not that Toll Road is bad, just that I like Trestle better). In all, I hiked 10.5 miles in a little over five hours. That time included a couple of 15 minute breaks along the way. Hiking through the mostly tree covered trail was nice; however, I think it would be a better hike during the winter when the leaves are off and the views will be fantastic. Just make sure to avoid the area during bear hunting season out of courtesy to the hunters.

Laura D.
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Hiking

It’s a bit steep walking up, but paved and the most beautiful views - really enjoyed watching the sunset from here!

Suzanne Devalle
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Paddle sportsRocky

Beautiful alpine forest trail!

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William Brown III
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Hiking

I very much enjoyed hiking this trail. Knowing the history of the old route was helpful in really enjoying the experience. I followed the Old Mitchell Toll Road Trail from the Parkway down to where it intersected the Old Trestle Trail in Sourwood Gap. I then followed Trestle Trail out to the end. I like the "finish" on Trestle Trail better than the last bit of Old Mitchell Toll Road (not that Toll Road is bad, just that I like Trestle better). In all, I hiked 10.5 miles in a little over five hours. That time included a couple of 15 minute breaks along the way. Hiking through the mostly tree covered trail was nice; however, I think it would be a better hike during the winter when the leaves are off and the views will be fantastic. Just make sure to avoid the area during bear hunting season out of courtesy to the hunters.

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