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Address: Burnsville, NC
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Description: The highest mountain in the Black Mountain Range.

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Great views and trails

It's a fun stop along the parkway. Steep ascent on the path to the summit, but well worth the view. The Balsam trail on the way back to the parking lot was well worth the mile... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It's a fun stop along the parkway. Steep ascent on the path to the summit, but well worth the view. The Balsam trail on the way back to the parking lot was well worth the mile hike.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Up and down and up and down - really great work out. We took the short hike and still managed to do a good four hours and 15 minutes round trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The highest point east of the Mississippi, this is a must see destination. Easy access from the Blue Ridge Parkway with good road all the way to the top. Very nice Visitor Station with museum, gift shop, snack bar, and restrooms. 240 yard paved path to the impressive overlook makes this accessible to most. Still keep in mind that you're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I visited Mt Mitchell State Park in 1969. I stayed at Alpine Village during "The High Season." The fall leaves and views were SPECTACULAR.

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South Hill, Virginia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Mount Mitchell is the highest land point east of the Mississippi River. It is high enough up that you should bring a jacket or a sweatshirt. You drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway, past a restaurant,past a campground(It's in a North Carolina State Park.),to a parking lot next to a small snack stand and rest room building. From that parking... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had just a single day to explore as we were passing through the area and figured we'd get the best views from the highest peak. We were not disappointed. The drive along the Parkway was beautiful with plenty of pulloffs and overlooks along the way. The walk to the top from the parking lot was short but up (and... More 

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McDonald, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Well, is it worth the visit? This is the question. The drive is rather tedious and strenuous since you are constantly going from one horseshoe curve to another, to another, to another for miles on end. The views at the various elevations are a nice stop to break up the drive. The top was breathtaking, literally. The winds and cold... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We enjoyed the drive along Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville with stops along the way at every overlook. The closer we got to Mount Mitchell the colder it got. As we turned off the Blue Ridge Parkway onto road to Mount Mitchell State Park the clouds started to roll in. The roads and buildings in the park were well kept.... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We happened to be there on a misty and foggy day. However, it was still a wonderful visit. I have been there many times in the past, and have enjoyed every visit--when the weather is clear, the view is phenomenal.

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Dundee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Ok, the drive there was an hairpin two lane road on the side of the mountain with no way to get off. Although, I am glad I got to the top, the journey up was beyond my comfort level. Wish I had been warned and would have reconsidered the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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