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Mount Mitchell

Burnsville, NC
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Burnsville
Type: Mountains
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Traveler Description: Mount Mitchell is the tallest peak in the Eastern United States at well over a mile high. At an elevation of 6,684 feet (2,037 metres), the scenic... more »
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The views are breathtaking! The trails are great for exploring, they have a education information station. Lots of different areas you can pull over to take pictures!

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Burnsville, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This view of the Blue Ridge Mountains cannot be matched. On a sunny day it feels like you can see far beyond the mountains. Breathtaking!!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We wanted to do this hike because it was the "highest peak East of the Mississippi." We have done some tough hikes so were prepared to work hard, but wow! This hike is an uphill climb for almost the entire 3000' climb. The terrain itself is tough with roots, slippery rocks, little streams along the way. We were prepared with... More

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Windermere, FL, USA
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16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

It was a bit of a drive to get up there, a main section of the Blue Ridge Parkway was shut down so we had to go up 80 to get to the part that was still open. But it is possible even with the shut down to get to Mt Mitchell, and it's worth it. It was a lot... More

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Zirconia, North Carolina, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A bit of a long drive from Asheville but certainly well worth it. Spectacular views and well maintained paved trails. Bit of a hike to the summit observation area which has been completely rebuilt. There is good parking but bring a light jacket even in the summer.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Mt. Mitchell is now one of our favorite places for hiking and camping. They have a wonderful little camping area with 9 campsites so no overcrowding. The mountains are just amazing and you end up above the clouds. Driving up can be a little scary if it is a cloudy day (it was definitely a cloudy day...), but I was... More

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Burnsville, NC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Wonderful views and great hikes! Pack a sweater even in the summer! In late fall and early spring call to check there is no closure on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It might be sunny in Asheville and icy on the Parkway.

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Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I'm a mountain crazy traveler. Every vacation must include side trips to scenic spots like Mount Mitchell and we lucked out with the weather and had a clear November day. Yes, it was only the first Friday in November but it was bitter cold and bits of ice and snow had gathered in dark corners near the walkway and top.... More

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Mount Mitchell may be the highest point east of the Mississippi, but it is very easy to get to from the parkway. A short drive up non-treacherous roads makes it easy and the parking lot is huge. Be wary of the huge temperature drops while climbing as we went from 55 to 36 in mere minutes and it even began... More

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Charlotte
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

One of my favorite places to visit...Mt.Mitchell park in the Black Mountains of North Carolina.Many trails lead up to the park and the attendants are patient and know so much about the region. You need a jacket in the summer because there is a real shift in temperature.People from all over visit this park. It is clean and please be... More

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