Route: Black Mountain Crest Trail (NC)

North Carolina, US
22.7 mi

Backpacker Magazine sums up the Black Mountain Crest Trail: "Climb over 10 peaks above 6,000 feet on this 11-mile shuttle-hike culminating at Mt. Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi River."


Start your watch at the bridge over Bowlen's Creek, stop it at the observation deck on Mount Mitchell (or back at the creek if doing the out and back).