Mt. Mitchell

Marion, United States

The Mt. Mitchell is a col with a length of 34 kilometer. This is a highest category (HC) col. It is located in Marion, NC, United States. The average grade of this col is 5.5% with a maximum of 8.2%. The Mt. Mitchell ascents from 527 meter at the start, to 2.010 meter at the top, with a total of 1.609 ascending meters.

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Mt. Mitchell Profile

Facts

Distance 34 km
Elevation gain 1609 m
Average grade 5.5 %
Maximum grade 8.2 %
Climb category HC
Minimum elevation 527 m
Maximum elevation 2010 m

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Description

At 2008 meters, Mount Mitchell is the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. The summit sits at the dead-end of Mount Mitchell State Park road, the highest legal paved road in the eastern United States. It’s the leg-breaking highlight in the annual Assault on Mt. Mitchell event.

- Assault on Mt. Mitchell 2018

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