The Black Mountain Crest Trail is an East Coast bruiser! The BMCT is the highest trail on the East Coast and features Mt Mitchell, the tallest peak East of the Mississippi River, beautiful scenery and you will bag 10 peaks of 6000 feet on this beauty. Check out our Black Mountain Crest Trail gear, including 100% organic cotton short & long sleeve tees! We also offer an attractive cap that is screen printed and embroidered. Our heavy duty vinyl stickers are perfect for placing inside or outside. We also offer bundle pricing on your favorite Black Mountain Crest Trail Gear. If you have hiked on the Black Mountain Crest Trail, drop us a line- we love to hear from "legend" hikers!
BLACK MOUNTAIN CREST TRAIL PRODUCTS
Hike the highest and one of the most challenging trails east of the Mississippi.
The Black Mountain Crest Trail is legendary among hikers in the southeast. It is the highest trail east of the Mississippi, as it traverses the summit of several peaks over 6,000 feet. It is also widely acknowledged as one of the premier hikes on the east coast.
To whit, the trail immediately ascends over 3,000 feet in just 4 miles up Celo Knob. After a short respite at Horse Rock Meadows, the rest of the trail is a relentless up and down with precious few switchbacks. Several sections are so rugged they require climbing ropes and/or basic rock climbing/bouldering skills. Other sections are narrow and hug cliffs with sheer drop-offs. It’s no wonder the BMCT is nicknamed “The March of Death”!
Despite all the blood, sweat, and tears (they’ll be plenty of each on this hike), by completing this trek you’ll be rewarded with perhaps the most amazing scenery and views anywhere. You’ll also have the personal satisfaction of knowing you came, saw, and conquered one of the premier hiking trails in the United States.
The entire hike runs above or near 6,000 ft., with the notable exception being the primitive campground at Deep Gap. There are views throughout, as well as alpine wilderness beauty galore. If you’re into peakbagging, there are six recognized SB6K summits along the trail. The SB6K stands for South Beyond 6000, which comprises 40 mountain peaks 6,000’ or higher in the Southern Appalachians as recognized by the Carolina Mountain Club.