Old Mitchell Trail

At A Glance

Moderate

2 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 2
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Hikes That Use This Trail: Old Mitchell

Description

Leads from the park office to the Summit trail. Travels through a dense spruce-fir forest; though the trees are mostly firs along the ridges. There are some wet, rocky, steep and/or exposed cliff sections. Provides spectacular views of the summit and surrounding mountains as well as close-up examination of the high-elevation flora. Trail passes the restaurant and campground. This path is shared with the Mountains to Sea Trail beyond the intersection with the Camp Alice/Mountains to Sea Trail.

Intersecting Trails

  • Camp Alice
  • Mountains to Sea Section 3
  • Old Mitchell - Campground Spur
  • Summit
  • This trail is located in the Mount Mitchell State Park area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Mount Mitchell State Park trails list page.

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    Trail Segments

    Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

    Old Mitchell Tr. to Camp Alice Tr.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 1.4 mi

    Old Mitchell - Camp Alice Tr. to Campground Spur

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.18 mi

    Old Mitchell - Campground Spur to Summit

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.16 mi

    Total Calculated Length: 1.74 mi

    This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.

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    Comments

    Marie said: Is this distance one way mileage?

    Saturday, October 18 2014 1:38pm
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