Rim Hike #5: Pinnacle of the Blue Ridge
May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$30 – $50
This will be a rewarding hike with some of the best views on the rim. However, it will be long and difficult. The hike will be a loop hike of over 8 miles and includes two strenuous ascents, two steep descents, some rock scrambling on three rocky summits, and some moderate off-trail hiking. The return will be back to the Parkway via the Mt. Mitchell Toll Road. Hikers will carpool from Black Mountain to the Parkway. Plan on an all-day hike and bring rain gear, sturdy shoes, plenty of water, a hearty lunch, and hiking sticks.
Difficulty Rating: Difficult/Strenuous, 8 miles