Mount Pisgah

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Mount Pisgah is a beautiful high point in the Southern Appalachians, gray granite bedrock covered with red oak and flowering shrubs such as rhododendron,laurel and many wildflowers. There is a 271 foot television tower on the summit, property of WLOS TV, Asheville, N.C. There is a wooden platform at the summit, affording excellent & breathtaking 360 degree views of the North Carolina mountains. Trail begins at a parking area just off the famed Blue Ridge Parkway, and the 1.5 mile trail climbs 721 feet to the summit. It is quite possible to work up a sweat and huff & puff a bit as you make the ascent, which takes about 40 minutes from the parking area.

Elevation (feet): 5,721
Elevation (meters): 1,744
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Blue Ridge Mountains
State: North Carolina
Latitude: 35.4258
Longitude: -82.7569
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1779
First successful climber(s): Rev. James Hall
Nearest major airport: Asheville, N.C.
Convenient Center: Asheville, N.C.

Thanks to Frank S. Kennett for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #18282 - by Frank S. Kennett on June 07, 2003
    I summitted Mount Pisgah on 5 June 2003 with my daughter Amy Polansky and Sharon & Doug Heim. We have all been climbing Mount Pisgah for many years, because the mountain is a magnet for Western...