Ascent of Mount Pisgah on 2015-04-03

Climber: Bradley R

Others in Party:Amanda Evans
Date:Friday, April 3, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Pisgah
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5721 ft / 1743 m

Ascent Trip Report

Information on this mountain can be found easily so I'm not going into great detail.

Why I chose this hike: My fiancee wanted to go!

Getting there: I looked up Buck Spring Gap on google maps and followed signage when I got close. Note: If you look up directions to Mount Pisgah on Google Maps it will take you to the end of Pisgah Mountain Road, to my knowledge there's no trail to the summit from here.

Hiking Route Taken: We started out going up and down the Mount Pisgah Trail. This trail was 1.25 miles one way. During the 2.5 miles up and down we met close to a dozen other groups. The trail was busy, but not terrible. After returning to the parking lot we continued on the Mountain to Sea trail. After about 1.5 miles on the Mountain to Sea we took a left hand turn for a brief trip on the Pilot Rock Trail to reach the summit of Little Bald Mountain. From here we returned to the Mountain to Sea trail and continued less than a mile to the Mount Pisgah Inn.
Here we crossed the BRPW and reconnected to the Mount Pisgah Trail. At this point we returned to the parking lot, an additional 1.5 miles for a total 6 mile hike.

Conclusion: Decent family hike. Trail descriptions say difficult, but for NC mountain trails this is a fairly easy option.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:741 ft / 225 m
    Total Elevation Loss:741 ft / 225 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:741 ft / 225 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:Mt. Pisgah Trail
    Start Trailhead:Parking Lot atop BRPW tunnel  4980 ft / 1517 m
    Time:51 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:741 ft / 225 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:Mount Pisgah Trail/Mountain to Sea/Pilot Rock/Mt P
    End Trailhead:Parking Lot atop BRPW tunnel  4980 ft / 1517 m
    Time:3 Hours 25 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Bradley R
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