Mt. Pisgah Trailhead

Mt. Pisgah

On the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park

  • Distance: 3 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 750 feet (per my gps calculations)
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Mt. Pisgah Trailhead is located near mile marker 408 on the Blue Ridge Parkway (National Park). It is heavily traveled. Park in the second parking lot, the first is for Buck Spring’s Trail.

This trail continues onto National Forest land to climb to the summit of one of the area’s most well-known peaks. Easily visible from most of downtown Asheville, I-26 and Hendersonville, Mount Pisgah’s 5721′ summit supports the transmission tower for WLOS-TV, channel 13.

The trail itself is a rocky, steep climb through Northern hardwood forests, and rhododendron and mountain laurel tunnels, to the summit, where 360 degree views await each hiker! It is a very popular trail and at times can be quite crowded.

Some of our Mt. Pisgah Hikes:

Pisgah Inn View

Mt. Pisgah

Another quick hike up Mt. Pisgah. Mt. Pisgah Trailhead is located near mile marker 408 on the Blue Ridge Parkway (National Park). It is heavily traveled. Park in the second parking lot, the first is for Buck Spring’s Trail. This trail continues onto National Forest land to climb to the summit of one of the … Continue reading Mt. Pisgah

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Mt. Pisgah

A foggy, but quick hike up Mt. Pisgah. Mt. Pisgah Trailhead is located near mile marker 408 on the Blue Ridge Parkway (National Park). It is heavily traveled. Park in the second parking lot, the first is for Buck Spring’s Trail. This trail continues onto National Forest land to climb to the summit of one … Continue reading Mt. Pisgah

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Mt Pisgah

Mt. Pisgah

A foggy, but quick hike up Mt. Pisgah. Mt. Pisgah Trailhead is located near mile marker 408 on the Blue Ridge Parkway (National Park). It is heavily traveled. Park in the second parking lot, the first is for Buck Spring’s Trail. This trail continues onto National Forest land to climb to the summit of one … Continue reading Mt. Pisgah

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View of Cold Mountain

Mt. Pisgah

Distance: 3 Miles RT Elevation Change: 750 feet Difficulty: Moderate I got to the trailhead early (before 9 am). It was a cool crisp day and I didn’t see anyone on the trail until I was on my way down.  It was quiet and calm. The fall color is just now showing up. I think … Continue reading Mt. Pisgah

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Pisgah

Mt. Pisgah

Another great day hiking up the Mt. Pisgah trail. I passed about 10 people and 1 really big dog. The sun was shining until I got to the top and the clouds had begun to move it. The air was really hazy from the pollen and fire smoke. The rain will be welcome later this … Continue reading Mt. Pisgah

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Surprising Flowers

I have probably hiked up Mt. Pisgah trail close to 100 times in my lifetime. Never have I seen the variety of wild flowers that I saw today. I had never seen trillium there before. It is so short lived, that I guess I’ve just never timed it right. Hawthorne was blooming and it usually … Continue reading Surprising Flowers

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Mt. Pisgah

Mother’s Day on Mt. Pisgah

We hiked up Mt. Pisgah for Mother’s Day.  It was a sunny day and beautiful, but a bit hazy in the distance from the top.

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View of Cold Mountain

Mt. Pisgah

3 mi round-trip Tread Condition: Moderately RoughClimb: Climbs ModeratelyLowest Elevation: 4980Highest Elevation: 5730Total Elevation Gain: 750Configuration: Out-and-backStarting Point: Mount Pisgah Parking Area, Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 407.6

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