MT. MITCHELL STATE PARK – TRAIL 191

LOCATION: Northwest North Carolina
HIKE STARTS: Mt. Mitchell
HIKE ENDS: NC 1159
TOTAL DISTANCE: 9.6 Miles
HIKE TYPE: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Difficult
TRAILS USED: 179, 191, 191-A
TRAIL TRAFFIC: Moderate to Heavy
TRIP TYPE: Day or Overnight Hike

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Mount Mitchell State Park
2388 State Highway 128
Burnsville, NC 28714
(828) 675-4611

HIGHLIGHTS: Mt. Mitchell at 6684 feet is the highest peak in North Carolina and it is named for Dr. Elisha Mitchell, a professor of sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill. He correctly deduced that the peak was the highest in the Black Mountain range, but Dr. Mitchell unfortunately died at a waterfall on the western slope of the mountain. There are spectacular views from a lookout tower at the summit of Mt. Mitchell and on Trail 191 as it wraps along the eastern ridge of the Black Mountains.

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