Mount Mitchell: Highest Peak East of the Rockies

Here is an interesting way to the summit of Mount Mitchell! I have been planning to hike the trail that begins in the Black Mountains Campground….this route though, starts on NC 128 which is the hey that takes you to the top of Mount Mitchell from the BRP!!

Carolina Trekker

Mount Mitchell is located in North Carolina in the Black Mountain range. It is known as the highest peak east of the Mississippi at 6,683 feet, but is actually the highest peak east of the Rocky Mountains. Think about it: To get to a mountain higher than Mount Mitchell, one would have to go to Colorado. This is what attracted me to make the hike. I’ve hiked in the Rockies. They’re majestic and beautiful. But, who wouldn’t want the experience and bragging rights of bagging Mount Mitchell? Especially since such a natural wonder is literally in my own backyard?

The Trailhead.

I hiked the Mountains To Sea Trail to the summit of Mitchell. Here are directions for finding the point of entry. Wherever you are, take the Blue Ridge Parkway and head toward Mile Marker 355.4. Depending on which way you come, you’ll see NC 128 and a sign directing…

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