The trail gently climbs Higgins Bald where old cabin foundations exist. This trail branches off from the Mount Mitchell Trail. It breaks off to the left from the Mount Mitchell trail after about 1.5 miles...[more]
Higgins Bald Ground TR 190A
From Burnsville, go east on US 19E for about 4.3 miles. Turn right onto NC 80. After 0.6 mile, turn right again to stay on NC 80. Follow this road for 11.6 miles. After passing Mt. Mitchell Golf Course, Turn right onto South Toe River Road/NFSR 472. The road changes to gravel. At intersection, turn right toward Black Mountain Campground. Parking for this trail is located across the river from the campground. Hikers should cross the vehicle bridge toward the campground, turn left once across the river, and access the trail on the right side of the Briar Bottom Camp road.
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