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Located at the intersection of Woody Ridge Trail and Mount Mitchell - Black Mountain Crest Trail #179 is this amazing bald. The bald offers great views of the surrounding mountains and is an epic place to camp if you are planning on an overnight outing.

Half-Day Hike: Access from Woody Ridge is a 3,100 ft. climb in about 2.4 miles. Access from Bowlens Creek is a 3,200 ft. climb in 4.5 miles. It ain't easy to get to, but it is worth it!

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Brandon Thrower

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Nov 20, 2020
Zachary Bowen
Sep 18, 2020
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difficult, rugged, beautiful trail with great views when not foggy and the most serene nature.
Aug 27, 2020
David Tindall
Aug 4, 2019
Tim Welsh
Jul 21, 2017
Daniel James
Apr 9, 2017
Connecticut Hiker

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