Mount Mitchell TR 190, NC

US Forest Service

Mount Mitchell TR 190

This trail climbs from the Black Mountain Campground to Mount Mitchell the highest mountain east of the Mississippi River. The trail enters stands of red spruce and Fraser fir that fill the air with scents...[more]




From Burnsville, go east on US 19E for about 4.3 miles. Turn right onto NC 80. After 0.6 miles, 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. This road turns to gravel. Arrive at intersection and turn right towards Black Mountain Campground. Trail parking is across the river from the campground entrance. Cross the vehicle bridge toward the campground, and turn left once across the river. Access the trail on the right side of Briar Bottom Camp Road.

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