"The Black Mountains of North Carolina are enormous. They are the highest mountain range in the eastern United States of America. They're so high that exploring the peaks is, ecologically speaking, like walking through a boreal forest in southern Canada. One is in a completely different world on the tops of these mountains, and it's an amazing experience."
The Pisgah Crew is working ferociously on maintaining a trail that may not have seen a pick, shovel, or mattock since its creation. We are pleased to be on top of one of the most rugged trails in the east, at least that's how this 12 mile trail has been described. Below is a link detailing the Black Mountain Crest Trail along with natural history regarding the South Toe River, too. The only update is that this 1995 description includes Deep Gap Shelter which is no longer around! Come out for a workday and see for this for yourself.
Black Mountain Crest!! This is a link to the Black Mountain Crest Trail.
Read this review on Backpacker.com This is a link to what one man has to say about the trail..