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Brian Kalet5 Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2016

Brian Kalet

With Richland Balsam, Little Bald Mountain, Stony Bald & Grassy Knob.
Posted Jan 15, 2018 7:37 pm

wilderleavittWindy With A Dog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2016


Hiked up with my wife and 2 1/2 year old Airedale Terrier. Clear and beautiful views.
Posted Jan 6, 2017 9:31 am

eric-grizNice hike with the family  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2014


Pulled my daughter up in the backpack carrier. She enjoyed it a lot. My wife and i enjoyed the hike also.
Posted Sep 1, 2014 7:12 pm

JRBOvercast and lightening  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2013


One hour up with Joy. The weather changed on the way up, clouds came in. We heard thunder so we tagged the platform and got down. Beautiful ridge climb from the parking lot.
Posted Aug 2, 2013 10:10 pm

islandborn11First to the top today  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2013


Had a great time this morning. First car in the lot. Really foggy at the top despite the otherwise nice weather. Some great views along the way, though.
Posted Jul 23, 2013 10:52 pm

Sarah SimonMount Pisgah Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2011

Sarah Simon

After a great picnic, a stroll up the Mount Pisgah Trail was just what the doctor ordered. Great views from the summit deck up top, though the temperatures were heating up a bit. Workers were dangling off the summit communications tower. We finished the day by checking in at the historic Grove Park Inn.
Posted May 9, 2011 12:52 pm

mlandau3I Agree WIth Cortez  Sucess!


It's a steep hike, but you can always have dinner at the Pisgah Inn to reinvigorate yourself.
Posted Jan 9, 2011 1:54 pm

Mike NMt Pisgah Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009

Mike N

Great views from here, especially of Balsams. Last bit of the trail will get your heart pumping, especially if you are carrying a 25 lb child on your back.
Posted Oct 7, 2009 10:03 pm

CortezTV TOWER SUCKS!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006


Jennifer & I origionally had planned to hike up to Big Cattaloochee, one of the "Sixers" in Smoky Mountain Park. However, the dirt road along the mountain ridges which led to this remote are a of the Park had been washed away by heavy rains earlier in the week. So instead of turning around & heading all the way back to Knoxville, my wife & I drove th Mt. Pisgah and hiked from Pisgah lodge to the summit. It was a cloudy & at times rainy day but nonetheless it was a good day out.
Posted Nov 7, 2008 3:28 pm

peakrat76Trail Route - Class 1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2008


A quick jaunt to the summit. Great views from the top. I was impressed with the number of mountains one can see from here. First climbing trip to the Blue Ridge. Climbed Fryingpan Mountain (to the west) prior to Pisgah. A fun morning.
Posted Apr 21, 2008 6:43 pm

johnmnicholsShut-In Ridge Trail Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007


For those looking for a somewhat unique approach to Mt Pisgah, check out the Shut-In Ridge Trail Race every early November. It starts at the NC Arboretum and goes for 17 miles and 5000 vertical feet along the Shut-In Ridge Trail to the Mt Pisgah parking lot. It's a classic Western NC trail running race. The actual summit of Mt Pisgah can be attained as a short "cool-down" hike.
Posted Dec 26, 2007 9:57 am

Bark Eatergreat spring hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2000

Bark Eater

Made it up to the top near sunrise, temps. in the 30s, incredibly clear day. Highly recommended.
Posted Sep 27, 2007 12:27 pm

StarMan360 view
Date Climbed: May 14, 2005


Terrible Thunderstorm on the return.
Posted Aug 9, 2007 8:38 pm

Dottie Little TentPLEEEZ  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1990

Dottie Little Tent

Someone please, next time you are up there, cut down that stupid TV tower. Otherwise real nice views.
Posted Jan 12, 2007 7:47 pm

gwave471.5 miles from Trailhead Parking Lot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2007


Beautiful day for hiking. It was sunny and 65 degrees, however the rocks were wet and very slippery. There were at least 30 others on the mountain but one group was a group of 20 kids so I don't think it is usually this crowded.
Posted Jan 7, 2007 6:03 pm

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