Old Mitchell Trail

At A Glance


2 mi one-way

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

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.


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.

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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:
  • Length: 1.4 mi

Old Mitchell - Camp Alice Tr. to Campground Spur

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.18 mi

Old Mitchell - Campground Spur to Summit

  • Allowed Uses:
  • 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.

Intersecting Trails

  • Old Mitchell - Campground Spur
  • Camp Alice
  • Mountains to Sea Section 3
  • Summit
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    Marie said: Is this distance one way mileage?
    Saturday, October 18 2014 1:38pm
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