Old Mitchell Toll Road Trail

At A Glance

Moderate

Steepness: Climbs Gently
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Blaze Color: None

This trail is located in the Montreat area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Montreat trails list page.

Description

Follows a tourist road which once provided motorized access to the summit of Mount Mitchell from Black Mountain after the logging operations and tourist railroad had winded down. The toll road largely followed the old railroad's path, but the town of Montreat wanted the road moved to the other side of the ridge in places to minimize traffic noise in the valley, so these have become parallel paths in places. These re-routed sections are betwen Rainbow Gap and Sourwood Gap, and between Long Gap and the last junction north of Graybeard Falls.

Note: closed to travel during bear hunting season beyond Sourwood Gap. Use East Ridge and Old Trestle Road trails to reach the Graybeard trail farther north during the winter months.

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