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Address: Burnsville, NC
Phone Number: 828-675-4611
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Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Description: The highest mountain in the Black Mountain Range.

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Beautiful view minus the bugs!

I was determined to make it to the summit of Mt. Mitchell. I had seen photos of the beautiful views and was eager to see them first hand. I had read the latest reviews about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Raleigh, NC, United States
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Raleigh, NC, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I was determined to make it to the summit of Mt. Mitchell. I had seen photos of the beautiful views and was eager to see them first hand. I had read the latest reviews about the bugs (weevils) but nothing could prepare me for the swarm that awaited me at the peak. We fought off bugs from the trail to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Hiked the Old Mitchell trail up to the top. Pretty strenuous hike and we hike regularly. Drive to Mount Mitchell took a little while from Asheville, maybe an hour or so. Lots of people at the top of the mountain since you can also drive right up there. Hike worth it though. Super secluded. Didn't really run into many people... More 

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Johns Island, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Mountain,lots of trails,clean area and nice park in Burnsville A great place to spend a few hours without having to spend a lot of money.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Being surrounded by clouds that were rolling in was both eerie and beautiful. Short walk from the parking lot at top of mountain to the viewing platform. Steep at times, and those with mobility issues might need to call ahead to see if there is transport available. Have seen golf cart shuttle in the past, but not this visit. The... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This mountain was on our lists to climb since it is the highest peak east of the Mississippi. After summiting Mount Washington several years back we made sure we were prepared for anything on this trip. We are not avid hikers but we like a challenge. We decided to hike to the summit from the ranger station, which is a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

What an AMAZING EXPERIENCE !!we stayed in one of the 9 walk in campsites on Mt. Mitchell for 3 nights. The weather on the top of a mountain is one to experience. The thunderstorms we had every night rolled in around 7pm the wind whipped at 40 mph the thunder echoed through the mountain. The entire family was never disappointed...... More 

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Orlando
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stayed atop mount Mitchell in the campgrounds and it was an amazing experience. This camp site is what it's like to truly be immersed in nature. The weather is unpredictable, the first day we were there it was sunny and calm. That same night it felt like we were inside a magnificent thundercloud (the clouds literally pass through your... More 

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Blairsville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I've been coming here since I was a child with my Grandfather...we visited today with my family and nephew. Hadn't been to the top since they redid it. Steep walk esp if you have health issues but so worth it once you reach the top. It's great because they have sitting/rest areas to stop and take a break before you... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very nice hike. Start early. Hydrate. Well marked trail. Took us about 8 hours total trip. Stayed about 5 min. from the trailhead. See my other review about that.

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Pelham, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is the highest point east of the Mississippi. You can drive almost to the top, but then there is a pretty steep climb to the top itself, but it is worth the view. There is some type of but flying around everywhere, but they seem harmless. The resemble ticks, but are not so don't get alarmed about them. Be... More 

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Address: Burnsville, NC
Phone Number: 828-675-4611
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Burnsville

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