Ascent of Little Pisgah Mountain on 2000-05-26

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Friday, May 26, 2000
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Little Pisgah Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5280 ft / 1609 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Blue Ridge Pinnacle, I proceeded southbound to my next objective, Little Pisgah Mountain in Henderson County. There are two Pisgah Mountains: a little one and a big one. The big one is obviously more substantial and more popular, and most people in the parking lot were there to hike (Big) Pisgah Mountain. I parked in the farthest lot (at milepost 407.7 off the Blue Ridge Parkway) and started in on the main trail ... toward Pisgah Mountain. The hike was nice but I realized I was actually hiking to the wrong peak, so I backtracked back to the parking lot and read the directions carefully this time.

The trail for Little Pisgah Mountain is located on the east side of the lot across from where the cars park. The trail is marked with white circles, and heads north. It is a short, easy half mile hike up the trail to the summit. The actual highest point is located just off the trail in thick growth, so I got down on the hands and knees and reached into the underbrush to tag the top. I did this around 4 p.m. in pleasant weather. I returned to my car and proceeded south some more to my next hike, Chestnut Bald.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:360 ft / 109 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Trailhead:4920 ft / 1499 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail

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