Join us for this popular 4-wheel drive caravan up the historic Mt. Mitchell railroad bed/Old Toll Road to Camp Alice on Mt. Mitchell. Once a major tourist attraction, the “Old Toll Road” made the “apex of Appalachia accessible” for the cost of $1 per person. The road was first forged as a railway for the Perley and Crockett Lumber Company, then, in 1922, it was straightened and paved to become a toll road that came to accommodate as many as 150 cars each day. The opening of the modern, paved Blue Ridge Parkway in 1939, which provided free access to Mount Mitchell, led to the road’s closure. Today, the remnants of the former toll road remain undisturbed and the lands around it, undeveloped. We will make stops for panoramic views and historical presentations.

Note: This event will begin at 7:30am and end in the evening, roughly between 4:30pm and 6:30pm. 

REGISTRATION:

Tickets are available per vehicle and per individual. Attendees who purchase vehicle tickets may bring as many guests as wished in their cars but must have their vehicle approved by tour leaders via email (see below). Individual attendees will ride with tour leaders in their vehicles.  If you wish to register for this event, email svmvolunteer@gmail.com. If you wish to drive your own vehicle, please include the make and model of your car in your message. 

Pricing:

Member Vehicle- $130

Non-Member Vehicle- $175

Individual Rider, Member- $50

Individual Rider, General Public- $75

Vehicles must meet the following criteria.

  • 4×4 
  • Transmission with extra low gears
  • Proper ground clearance. 

If you wish to register for this event, email svmvolunteer@gmail.com. If you wish to drive your own vehicle, please include the make and model of your car in your message.  

Coronavirus Protocol:

  • Please bring a mask to the event to use in the event of carpooling.
  • No one who is sick, running a fever or potentially exposed to COVID should attend
  • Social distancing is recommended.