Mount Gibbes Climber's Log

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dino61111 - Jan 30, 2015 7:43 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2011

As long as you're there  Sucess!

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.


dwhike - Jun 9, 2014 10:51 am Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2014

Trail Road from Clingman's Peak  Sucess!

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'.


eric-griz - Nov 11, 2013 8:21 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2013

Interesting summit  Sucess!

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.

Joel Hopper

Joel Hopper - Dec 15, 2012 3:17 pm Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2012

Bushwhack  Sucess!

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'


GAHikerGirl - Apr 20, 2006 10:06 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2005

A Bit of A Trick to Find the Summit....  Sucess!

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.


WoundedKnee - Oct 30, 2005 4:57 pm

Route 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.


mlandau3 - Aug 28, 2005 2:11 pm

Route 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.


Cortez - Aug 28, 2005 2:04 pm

Route 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.

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