Higgins Bald Trail
At A Glance
1.3 mi one-way
Difficulty Rating: 1.3
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Blaze Color: Yellow
Trail Number: 190A
Hikes That Use This Trail: Mount Mitchell
This trail branches off from the Mount Mitchell Trail. The trail gently climbs Higgins Bald where old cabin foundations exist. It breaks off to the left from the Mount Mitchell trail after about 1.5 miles and rejoins the yellow blazed Mount Mitchell Trail after 1.3 miles. Campsites with established camp rings are available and a stream is nearby to obtain water. Be cautious of dead and falling hemlocks in the area, though.
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