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.
|Range/Region:||Blue Ridge Mountains|
|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.
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There is one trip report for Mount Pisgah.
- Log #18282 - by Frank S. Kennett on June 07, 2003I 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...