Mount Mitchell Climber's Log

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DSimm81 - Jan 4, 2022 8:51 am Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2021

HP# 19  Sucess!

About a month after my first HP trip to the E/NE that got me #s 4-12...It's time for another trip E to NC, but I took a S/SE side trip to get a bunch more HPs. (HP 7 of 7 during this trip). Kind of sketchy but beautiful drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Parked near the visitors center and took the 1.5 mile hike up. Amazing views, cool platform and display area. Could not find the USGS marker.


tudge - Oct 21, 2021 5:22 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2021

Late October Loop  Sucess!

Ran/hiked 7 mile loop in late afternoon finishing at summit via Big Tom and Mount Craig.

jgoodsnyder - Sep 21, 2021 6:04 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2021

High Point #4  Sucess!

Beautiful views from the top of Mount Mitchell and some great nature on the way up, and some cool shots of the clouds floating above the surrounding valleys!


MW - Jul 6, 2021 12:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2021

Highpoint #14  Sucess!

Parked two miles from the summit and took the old mitchell trail up- impressive pine forests. Unfortunately no views at top due to thick fog after the previous night's train but glad to get the highest peak in the East.

jabfoster - May 23, 2021 7:24 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2021

Mt. Mitchell #12

Gorgeous drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and to the top. An evening summit and the fog was lifting. Beautiful, calm and quiet at the top. Saw mama bear and 2 cubs on the drive.


AliMc929 - Mar 31, 2021 7:24 am Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2021

Highpoint #14  Sucess!

Had a nice hike to the summit on a beautiful early spring day. Highpoint #14 for me.


bdreese2 - Jan 31, 2021 5:21 pm Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2014

Mt. Mitchell  Sucess!

WIHighPointer - Jan 14, 2021 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2020

HP #15, Mount Mitchell, NC  Sucess!

This is the 3rd of 8 Highpoints on this trip.
Mt. Mitchell is the highest elevation East of the Mississippi River. It is a well developed highpoint that is accessible for everyone with a paved walkway. Visitor Center is COVID closed.


Geo412 - Nov 13, 2020 10:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2020

Great hike with friends  Sucess!

Great hike. Peaked with Leah (my awesome wife), Dave, Kat, Rico, Di, Rich and Laura. First peak and many more to come. Trail was great. Unbelievable sights. Foggy at top so couldn’t see anything but it was the peak!!!


tpoe1234 - Jul 3, 2020 12:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2020

Rain and Fog that day at Mountain Mitchell  Sucess!

Successful to the top, however due to rain and fog we could not see any views.

pcrean - Apr 30, 2020 11:23 am Date Climbed: May 14, 2016

Mount Mitchell  Sucess!

Biked from Folk Art Center


hgrapid - Dec 17, 2019 2:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2003

Mount Mitchell Trail  Sucess!

Long hike. Kind of wet at times.


Wallylongridge - Oct 20, 2019 6:31 am Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2019

Highpoint #31  Sucess!

The driving on the Blue Ridge parkway was the scary part.


JRaphaelson - Sep 16, 2019 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2019

Mitchell, Hallback, Gibbes, Craig  Sucess!

A rolling jaunt over 4 6000 footers made for a fun half day in the mountains.


cascadescrambler - Aug 20, 2019 10:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 1977

Twice  Sucess!

Repeated in 1997

HikerHel - Jun 23, 2019 4:49 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2019

Highpoint # 17  Sucess!

Fifth & final hike of a highpoint and whiskey trail driving vacation. Great hike up the Old Michell Trail. Returned via the Commisary Trail. In hindsight, I would do the loop in reverse.


radbb - May 18, 2019 12:39 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2019

Glorious day and glorious views  Sucess!

It was a picture postcard day. Just perfect. The views in the Smokies were just incredible...

Harrison_kion - May 3, 2019 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2018

RIP bear bag + food  Sucess!

Backpacked with a buddy and had our food stolen. was able to summit and catch a cab


KellyGoat - Jan 16, 2019 8:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2018

Testing out my new bionic hip  Sucess!

I began my hike from the very remote and hard to find Black Mountain Campground. Sleeping in my rooftop tent I could hear the babble of the brook next to my camping spot. The hike to the summit was 12.3 miles round trip and 3,763' elevation gain. Sleep was earned.

pinkandgeek - Jan 15, 2019 6:33 am Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2019

New Year  Sucess!

Old Mitchell Trail to Buncombe Horse Trail for extra mile out to get view of Mt Mitchell; retrace back to Old Mitchell & complete summit hike. Weather: 0800 39F at hikers parking, 37F at summit 4 hrs later with 25mph wind.

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