You Have Until The End Of October To Conquer North Carolina’s Deep Gap Trail

No place in North Carolina experiences extreme weather swings beginning in the fall season quite like Mount Mitchell. As the highest peak east of the Mississippi, It’s not unusual for the snow to begin to fly as early as late October or early in November. And when that snow gets too bad, parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway are shut down, making it difficult to gain access to Mount Mitchell State Park, whose main entrance intersects the Parkway.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Be sure to bring your bear spray as some hikers have reported spotting a bear or two along this trail. And before you embark on this more than five-hour hike, be sure to let someone at home base know where you’re going and when you expect to return. Be sure to get this hike on your agenda before the end of October to avoid hitting any inclement weather that might make gaining access to the trailhead difficult or cause you to press pause on the hike due to snowy conditions.

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Address: Mount Mitchell State Park, 2388 NC-128, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA