6,120 ft / 1,865 m


760 ft / 232 m


8 summits

Top climbing months

September  25%

May   12%

June   12%

Most climbed route

Trail off of MST

"We took the MST to the “Trailhead” of Mount Hardy, marked by orange ribbon. The trail is pretty well defined, not as well as the MST but pretty easy to manage. Close to the summit we reached a USGS marker for “NO 2 Black MT 1933.” There is a nice campsite / sitting area in a field very close to the summit. It was a gorgeous day, and the weather was perfect. On our way back down we decided to take a side trail, marked by blue ribbon. We assumed it was to another overlook, but the trail continued down the side of the mountain. We checked the GPS and realized we were headed toward the Parkway. W" - ChrisM, Nov 7, 2018
"Solo day hike hitting three Southern Sixers under sunny skies with passing clouds and mild temps. Like the rest, I followed the short slightly overgrown side trail off the MST. Note that the actual summit is not where the geodetic marker is, but is further up the trail. Devil's Courthouse > MST > Mt. Hardy > Hwy 215 > Flat Laurel Creek Trail > Sam Knob > MST > Chestnut Bald > Devil's Courthouse Distance: 19.7 mi. Elevation Gain: 3929 ft." - WGMayo, Oct 1, 2016



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