The northern trailhead to Mitchell Peak (aka Mount Mitchell Trail) has been closed to the public since 2011. The trail is on epartment of Natural Resoures (DNR) land, but the access road traverses private property. DNR has an easement for administrative/natural resources work, but not one for recreational travel. After the property changed hands, the new owner chose to gate the road and curtail recreational use of the DNR lands beyond his property.
WTA has been working since the closure to get to the bottom of the Mitchell Peak TraIl and road situation. We have worked closely with DNR and are confident that they have exhausted all options to keep the road open. But we will continue to work with DNR staff to maintain the trail and promote access from the southern trailhead (North Siouxon Creek Trailhead)
There are no short alternate routes to Mitchell Peak trailhead, so hikers should avoid this trail for the foreseeable future. To access Mitchell Peak the long way, read our entry for Black Hole Falls, which describes the route from the North Siouxon Creek Trailhead.
- 5.0 miles, roundtrip
- Elevation Gain
- 2,100 feet
- Highest Point
- 4,000 feet
Hiking Mitchell Peak
Map & Directions
Co-ordinates: 46.0462, -122.1949 Open in Google Maps