What is harder than Mitchell or Pisgah? Mitchell *and* Pisgah!
This is a very challenging 200k either way you do it. It can be run in reverse so that you hit Mt. Pisgah first and then bag Mt. Mitchell to top it off. We call that rendition of this route “Pitchell.” Either way you go, you’re in for stellar views and a challenging ride.
The only food services on the Blue Ridge Parkway are at Mt. Pisgah and Mt. Mitchell. Drinks can be purchased at Craggy Gardens also if they’re open. Other available services have been noted on the cue sheet and are on Hwy 70 and Hwy 25. Both are less then a mile from the route.