Elevation

6,683 ft / 2,037 m

#1 in North Carolina

#17,648 in United States

Prominence

6,089 ft / 1,856 m

Top climbing months

July   17%

May   13%

June   13%

Most climbed route

Summit Road

93 ft / 28 m gain

Highlights

  • Mount Mitchell is the highest peak of the Appalachian Mountains and the highest peak in the eastern United States.
  • Was the highest point in any state of the United States until Texas joined the union in 1845.
  • The nearest higher point east of the Rocky Mountains is Harney Peak in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
  • Protected by Mount Mitchell State Park and surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest.
  • A road leads to within 980 ft of the summit (lame)É but at least everyone has to hike the last 980 ft.
22 summits • 0.7 mi • 93 ft gain • 27 min
20 summits • 13.1 mi • 4,119 ft gain • 5 hr 57 min
8 summits • 9.8 mi • 2,521 ft gain • 5 hr 58 min
1 summit • 8.4 mi • 1,567 ft gain • 3 hr 17 min

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