Cattail Peak Climber's Log

Viewing: 1-20 of 30

english1969 - Jun 4, 2019 3:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2019

Another SB6K peak for the family  Sucess!

My family, wife, and daughter (15) are working on the South Beyond 6000 challenge. This is our 19th peak so far. My wife hates snakes and thus hates to bushwhack. This one was not too bad although it really takes a while to confirm that you are at the actual peak.


technicolorNH - May 14, 2018 10:27 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2018

4th of four  Sucess!

Took eighty four minutes to get to the summit from the Mt. Mitchell parking lot. The Black Mountain Crest trail is an easy and pleasant hike.


eric-griz - May 13, 2014 10:53 am Date Climbed: May 12, 2014

Bushwack beyond sign  Sucess!

Hiked up the ridge beyond the sign to the highest outcrop on the ridge. I did not find the benchmark though.


johnm - May 5, 2014 8:30 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2014

5th of 8   Sucess!

5th of the day on the way to Gibbs and back. Summit has a tree canopy that mostly obscures your view.


hightinerary - Mar 8, 2014 12:15 pm


My first hike. I did a point-to-point, finishing atop Mt. Mitchell. At that time I was not yet afflicted with peak-bagger's disease, so I don't know if I made sure to stand on the high point.

wbenmeek - Mar 7, 2014 11:00 am Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2013

Enjoyed the hike  Sucess!

A great hike out, but a rather anticlimactic peak.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Nov 5, 2013 2:55 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2013

#5  Sucess!

Started at the Visitor's center and took the Old Mt. Mitchell trail to the summit, and then on to Mt. Craig, Big Tom, Balsam Cone, and Cattail Pk., and back the same way, plus the nature trail, for 3116' of gain.

Joel Hopper

Joel Hopper - Aug 12, 2012 9:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

Great day  Sucess!

Black Mountain to Mt Mitchell then on to Mount Craig - 6647', Big Tom - 6580', Balsam Cone 6596', and Cattail Peak 6584'. About a 16 mile day. It was muddy and cloudy, but not cold.


chilkoot - Aug 10, 2012 1:03 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012

Another on the ridge  Sucess!

Saw some nice spots to camp here in the open forest. Massive rain storm unleashed on us before we headed back to Mitchell.

Musisca - May 6, 2012 4:37 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2012

Ridge hike  Sucess!

Part of my ridge hike . This was my last peak of the day and the least impressive. Mt Craig has the best view.

Musisca - May 6, 2012 4:37 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2012

Ridge hike  Sucess!

Part of my ridge hike . This was my last peak of the day and the least impressive. Mt Craig has the best view.


kteichert - Nov 3, 2011 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2011

combo #5  Sucess!

Beautiful day for hiking. 2nd birthday in a row spent in the Appalachians. They're not West Coast mountains, but I'm liking this tradition. Did the Deep Gap trail and hit Mitchell again. The first state highpoint I've hit twice.

riblet - Aug 25, 2011 10:01 am Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2011

Black Mountain Crest Trail

Black Mountain Crest Trail from Mount Mitchell to Deep Gap.


mlandau3 - Jan 7, 2011 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2004

Via The BMCT  Sucess!

Great hike

Mike N

Mike N - Apr 18, 2010 10:16 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2010

Via Colbert's Ridge  Sucess!

Hike was 11 miles and almost 4600 feet elevation change round trip. Once at Deep Gap the trail and views are excellent.


Koonsy - Jul 7, 2009 1:06 am

Deep Gap  Sucess!

No views but still a nice little hike in some great mountains.


peakrat76 - Jun 2, 2009 4:39 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2009

Deep Gap to Cattail and back to Mitchell  Sucess!

Rain & fog most of the way. Some great views through the clouds later in the day. Wildlife: 1 snake 0 mammals (!)

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - May 12, 2009 7:29 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2009

Via Deep Gap Trail  Sucess!

What a wonderful day. We saw only one other person on the trail from Mt. Mitchell to Cattail Peak and back. Really enjoyed this outing. We loved the quiet, the scenery, the moist forest, all of it.

Partner: Husband.


cgwalters - Apr 12, 2009 1:08 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2009

Visiting Old Friends  Sucess!

Crossed (rain, mist and sleet) on my loop---12 hrs. 1 hr to Horse Rock trail, then up, over to the Bowlen's Creek end of Ridge Crest Trail, turned and went to Mitchell, before coming back to Deep Gap, down most of Colbert's Ridge, and then 'bushwack' to Locust Creek and White Oak Creek.


Theonestar - Oct 8, 2007 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2007

deep gap

Mount Mitchell to Deep Gap-and back.

Viewing: 1-20 of 30
Return to 'Cattail Peak' main page