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Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 State Highway 128, Burnsville, NC 28714-8806
+1 828-675-4611
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Drive to the top of the East Coast

Drove here from Black Mountain NC on the blue ridge parkway. This is a slow but very scenic drive... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ttjwallace
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Northern Ireland, UK
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If you have limited time here, do not miss the nature walk

Spent one day here and climbed to the top. Once there, we saw a short, .75 mile hike around a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sconte
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Florida
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The highest mountain in the Black Mountain Range.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2388 State Highway 128, Burnsville, NC 28714-8806
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+1 828-675-4611
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"east of the mississippi"
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"observation deck"
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"parking lot"
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"the blue ridge parkway"
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"gift shop"
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"highest peak"
in 19 reviews
"highest point"
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"gap trail"
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"concession stand"
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"bring a jacket"
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"steep walk"
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"degrees cooler"
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"paved walkway"
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"parking area"
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"small museum"
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"degree view"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Drove here from Black Mountain NC on the blue ridge parkway. This is a slow but very scenic drive to a great viewpoint at the top. There is a snack bar and restrooms plus a small gift shop, but really you go for the view...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent one day here and climbed to the top. Once there, we saw a short, .75 mile hike around a nature trail that we decided to take. So glad we did. Not only informative, but a great hike. Not a lot of people and you...More

Thank sconte
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We (ages 4-39) had no trouble hiking to the summit. It takes a short period of time and the paved walkway makes it easy. It is chilly so bring a jacket! We were there on a 90°+ day and still could have used a jacket....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a recommendation of a friend it was the highlight of our trip to the east coast. It was a rainy Sunday so none of the gift shops or restaurants were open but it was beautiful. Took a wonderful drive up the Blue...More

Thank Kathryn V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed rocking chairs on back porch. Great views from our table too. Avoid burger, go for French dip and sweet potatoes fries!

Thank Ginny J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very good day hiking the tallest peak East of the Mississippi. Great views IF the clouds are not too low. Go early in day before the larger crowds.

Thank Donald O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem. Prepare for this area to be much cooler that your flat-lands, even if it is 80+ degrees in surrounding areas, it will be cooler on Mount Mitchell. Bring yourself a light jacket. Bathrooms on-site. Nice wide concrete sidewalk to the summit from...More

Thank nicole s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were drive north on the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville and stopped at Mt. Mitchell. What incredible views and nice cooler temps! Great family time for all.

Thank silverlakes4 M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An easy walk from the upper parking lot to the peak of Mount Mitchell. I have been here 4 times and each time it's cloudy and windy, but if you catch a break in the clouds, you get a great view of the mountains. The...More

Thank Sapphire S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the time, spectacular views. Well run state park highly recommended. Nothing like going to the top of the world for peace and serenity.

Thank Scott C
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Ishke
6 February 2018|
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Response from Anita H | Reviewed this property |
It’s a normal road, you can drive right up and park IF IF IF the roads are open (much of the Blue Ridge Pkwy closes in winter especially during snowy weather. Go to the Mt Mitchell /NC State Park/ Blue Ridge websites to find... More
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jennlehman96
10 January 2018|
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Response from klamborowskij | Reviewed this property |
Yes, to drive to the top and walk the short distance to the observation site, 2-3 hrs. will be fine. I might suggest a little more time in order to picnic and explore some of the great trails!
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plukosius
7 August 2017|
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Response from stinkydeer | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at a friends house in the mountains. I would say Asheville would be the closest place with good hotel selection.
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