Mount Mitchell Climber's Log

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CBakwin - Apr 22, 2024 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2024

Yo  Sucess!

Another State Highpoint you can drive right to...short hike to the top. Still, beautiful country around there.

IdaClimber - Apr 15, 2024 1:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2016

There is a parking lot at the top  Sucess!

Makes it a bit anticlimactic to see a parking lot at the summit. But is it a stiff hike and is likely one of the best in the southeast.


GlennD - Feb 17, 2024 8:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2023

HP 26/50  Sucess!


pjskeleton - May 29, 2023 11:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2020

US State Highpoint 10/50  Sucess!

After getting the hell out of South Carolina as quickly as possible, went up the Blue Ridge parkway and was treated to some of the most spectacular motorcycle riding I’d done up til this point. Got to Mount Mitchell and experienced the saying “if you don’t like the weather, wait ten minutes” firsthand! From fog to mist to rain to clear and sunny and back to fog in about an hour of hanging around. Spectacular views, and still the highest highpoint I’ve been to as of this writing.


nerdydayton - Jan 29, 2023 3:35 pm Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2022

Black Bear Camp trail  Sucess!

This was a grueling hike roundtrip for an amateur during winter. Although the hike wasn't technically difficult (except for the ice on most of the upper trail and rock traverses), the 12.4 miles of it was tough for me in that I don't usually hike that kind of distance. Beautiful views were the reward at the top with great visibility.

conkel13579 - Jan 15, 2023 8:34 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2020

Mt. Mitchell FKT Attempt  Sucess!

A good go. 2:21:10


yadahzoemtn - Nov 7, 2022 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2022

The Great Race for Six State High Points  Sucess!

I fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains on this trip. What a delightful time we had. Came from Sassafras on the same day.


Moogie737 - Nov 4, 2022 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2022

Not a long walk to the tower  Sucess!

#1 11-02-22 W/Lana. Visited after being on Sassafras Mountain at 11:00 am. Drive from Sassafras took 2+35.

zacharydebruine - Jul 29, 2022 3:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2018

Biked up with >5000ft of prominence  Sucess!

Rode up from the first pitch.


tehbea5t - Jul 23, 2022 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2022

Old Mitchell  Sucess!

*thumbs up*


admiralcapn - Feb 27, 2022 7:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2015

HP #12  Sucess!

Drive-up in sketchy weather led to near zero views. Deserves a revisit, preferably with a hike!


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!!!

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