First Day Hike at Mount Mitchell State SP, Jan. 1


Welcome the New Year with a hike on Mount Mitchell, the highest mountain east of the Mississippi!  We will hike from the summit of Mount Mitchell to Mount Craig on the Deep Gap Trail.  The hike will be led by a ranger at Mount Mitchell State Park and will be less than two miles in length.

Mount Craig

Warm drinks and snacks will be served at the conclusion of the hike at the picnic shelter near the summit.  Should the Park be closed due to weather we will do an alternate hike near Black Mountain Campground of about the same length.  We will meet in the Roses Parking Lot at Noon on January 1 and carpool from there. Call Robert Branch at 682-3102 or e-mail to confirm your interest or if you have a question.  Hikers can also meet at Mount Mitchell summit parking lot at 1 p.m. or, at Black Mountain Campground at 1 p.m if the hike is moved.

Hikers should dress warmly in layers.  Bring plenty of water and snacks.  Hiking poles are recommended.  Leashed dogs are welcome.  As usual watch for possible cancellation or change in plans on this website or our Facebook page.