The Catawba Falls trail will close on May 2, 2022, and remain closed until spring of 2023. The popular Old Fort area trail will be closed for 9-12 months to ensure the safety of the public and construction crews building retaining walls, boardwalks, staircases, and overlooks. Click the "Play" icon to find alternative waterfall and hiking trails.



Off-Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell

8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Mountain Gateway Museum

For more than 20 years, the town of Old Fort has hosted the Off-Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell. This is a 60-mile MTB race with 10,500 feet of climbing. From Old Fort, you climb to the Blue Ridge Parkway entering just below Mt. Mitchell via beautiful Forest Service roads and unbelievable North Carolina single track. There are fully stocked rest stops approximately every 10 miles and you can send anything you want to the rest areas with event staff. Mt. Mitchell peaks at 6684 ft and is the highest mountain east of the Mississippi River. One of the best marathon distance MTB courses in the US!

Mountain Bike Winter