Mount Mitchell State Park
Explore the highest peak east of the Mississippi River, Mount Mitchell, and surrounding high-elevation summits and slopes at Mount Mitchell State Park, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our favorite hikes explore beautiful, rocky terrain, windswept mountaintops and catch some seriously stunning views.
Mount Mitchell: hiking to Mount Craig on the Deep Gap Trail
Hike the Deep Gap Trail (aka the Black Mountain Crest Trail) at Mount Mitchell State Park, trekking a ridgeline to beautiful views at Mount Craig, the second highest peak east of the Mississippi River, and the neighboring Big Tom Mountain.READ MORE
Mount Mitchell: hiking the Old Mitchell Trail, Camp Alice Trail and Commissary Trail Loop
Hike the Mount Mitchell High Loop, catching stunning summit views at the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. Explore a rocky, high-elevation forest on the Old Mitchell Trail, and visit sun-drenched fields of wildflowers and wild berries and a waterfall on this four-mile loop.READ MORE
Mount Mitchell Summit and Balsam Nature Trail
Hike to Mt Mitchell’s stunning summit views, and hike the connecting Balsam Nature Trail through gorgeous, lush, high-elevation forest. It’s a view-packed one mile hike off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Mount Mitchell State Park.READ MORE