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dino61111As long as you're there  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2011


From Stepps Gap parking, up the aforementioned service road, then wandering on through the trees to the top. Actually much more of a "climb" than Mt. Mitchell. Even a little bushwhacking thrown into the bargain.
Posted Jan 30, 2015 7:43 pm

dwhikeTrail Road from Clingman's Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2014


Took the old trail road from the junction near the tower gates on Clingman's Peak. Followed the old road a short distance to run down NCSU cabin. Trail beyond cabin is fairly easy to locate, reached the summit a few minutes later. Benchmark is right in the middle of the 'trail'.
Posted Jun 9, 2014 10:51 am

eric-grizInteresting summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2013


nearly stopped at the false summit, but I had a hunch that there might be something higher, especially since there was a well worn "manway" leading away from the false summit.
Posted Nov 11, 2013 8:21 pm

Joel HopperBushwhack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2012

Joel Hopper

Great winter day with the trail absolutely to myself. Found the USGS marker without too much difficulty. Best access seems to be from Clingman's Peak access with a short road as mentioned above. Just head for the high point from 'The Hooch' a shack near some old short rusty towers. Not much of a trail once you pass 'The Hooch'
Posted Dec 15, 2012 3:17 pm

GAHikerGirlA Bit of A Trick to Find the Summit....  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2005


But it's possible with very detailed instructions regarding following the boundary trail. Much better hiked from north to south. Then take in Craggy Dome to the south.
Posted Apr 20, 2006 10:06 pm

WoundedKneeRoute Climbed: Disused jeep trail from col with Clingman's Peak Date Climbed: October 29, 2005  Sucess!


I came up from the southwest side, past an abandoned building and another part-time academic residence (maintained by North Carolina State). I went up this peak on my way to Potato Knob from Mount Mitchell.
Posted Oct 30, 2005 4:57 pm

mlandau3Route Climbed: Old Mitchell Trail Date Climbed: July 12, 2005  Sucess!


This follows the boundary between the NPS land and the state park, which makes the route finding a lot easier. There are a couple of stretches of cane, but the ranger at Steppes Gap indicated that they were contracted to "clean up" the trail.
Posted Aug 28, 2005 2:11 pm

CortezRoute Climbed: Stepps Gap Date Climbed: June 3, 2005  Sucess!


This was a relatively easy hike, although there are some tricky route finding sections. The fog made the hike through the dense balsam forest abit challenging as it got thicker through the day.
Posted Aug 28, 2005 2:04 pm

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