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One of the highest peaks with panoramic views and great trail to the top of Mt Pisgah.This is a beautiful trail in early Oct.
The hike departs from a signed parking area, located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at MP 407.6 south of Asheville. The total hike is about 2.3 miles round-trip with an elevation gain of about 750 feet. Views from observation deck are fantastic!
This is a favorite mountaintop hike. Mount Pisgah is the mountain you can see with the cell phone tower if you look west. Once you get to the top, you can have long-range mountain views on clear days. I recommend going early as there can be bugs at the top.
Go to the lodge after your hike for excellent food or just grab a drink and a seat in a rocker with the best view around!