We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Still in its natural state

Cold Mountain, being in a National Forest, is still in pretty much the same state as it was during... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
CaptTrouble
,
Wisconsin
Spectacular View

My boyfriend and I took a day trip to complete this hike. Easy parking and well laid out base of... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Mclain L
Read all 10 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Pisgah Forest, NC
Write a Review
Reviews (10)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 10 reviews

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Cold Mountain, being in a National Forest, is still in pretty much the same state as it was during the U.S. Civil War. A lot of people recognize the name because of the book of the same name that was made into a movie a...More

Thank CaptTrouble
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My boyfriend and I took a day trip to complete this hike. Easy parking and well laid out base of the trail. The trail doesn't have heavy traffic, but is quite a strenuous hike. It was about 12 miles total, round trip. Very large gain...More

Thank Mclain L
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We did not actually go up Cold Mountain; however, you can get a pretty view of the mountain (and it's marked) by driving up to the top on the way to Pisgah Inn or Cradle of Forestry. Pretty view.

Thank rd0ran
Reviewed 20 October 2015

About a 5-mile hike one way from parking area at Daniel Boone Scout Camp to peak of Cold Mountain. The hike is beautiful and uncrowded. The hike is moderately tough though. A fair amount of elevation gain, narrow trail with lots of rocks and roots....More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Cold Mountain is a beautiful area. We decided to go on a joy ride and ended up at Cold Mountain. Can't wait to go back when the leaves are changing!

Thank Sydmo8299
Reviewed 30 April 2013

Shining Rock wilderness is really great for a day hike, but in my experience, it can be a bit tough to get the best camping spots for backpacking on crowded weekends. I think that the spur from the Blue Ridge Parkway up over Black Balsam...More

1  Thank R T
Reviewed 14 January 2013

Park at Black Balsam parking area just of the Blue Ridge Parkway at MP 420. Lots of other ways to reach Cold Mountain i.e. off NC 215 at the Daniel Boone Boy Scout camp but harder to find... or you could ford the Pigeon river...More

3  Thank HarleyDavidson71
Reviewed 5 August 2012 via mobile

We just stayed at Camp Daniel Boone Boyscout Camp on Cold Mountain and couldn't be happier. Beautiful scenery and a river for fishing. The weather was cool in the 70s and the water a chilly 60 degrees. They have a lot of high adventure things...More

1  Thank weeniedoglover
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Cold Mountain has gained attention from the book & movie. When you've lived in Western NC, as I have, and traveled along the parkway ... you realize that it is one of many nice peaks. Personally, I think the view from Mt. Pisgah IS much...More

3  Thank Julia T
Reviewed 25 March 2012

Amazing view and beautful spot for pictures! MUST see! You won't regret it!

Thank Casseroo
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Jukebox Junction Soda Shoppe
106 reviews
7.38 km away
Pisgah Inn Restaurant
722 reviews
9.26 km away
Canelos Mexican Family Restaurant
38 reviews
13.71 km away
Papertown Grill
32 reviews
13.90 km away
Nearby Attractions
Skinny Dip Falls
18 reviews
9.42 km away
Mr Robot Shop
10 reviews
13.73 km away
Looking Glass Falls
572 reviews
14.89 km away
Graveyard Falls
67 reviews
9.78 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cold Mountain staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit