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Mount Mitchell

Burnsville, NC
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Burnsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

beautiful views. great hike - could be too stenuous if no hiking experience. Third times a charm, as we tried two previous days to go to Mt. Mitchell, but never made it due to the thick fog

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Midland, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

An easy paved hike to the top. The views were beautiful. There was a nice gift shop and little museum as well.

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Arlington, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful hiking especially when the clouds/fog sets in. The trails are marked extremely well and maps are located at junctures.

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Kernersville
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Has a nice easy paved trail to top for those less adventourous. I have hiked the Black Mountain Crest trail to top which is a lot harder. Check weather ahead of time as it can be foggy with no view.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Good solid hiking. This is a great place to train for other climbing trips in order to get ready. For example if you are trying to get ready for a Colorado trip

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

DH and I came here the first weekend of October, and luckily enough, the weather held--it was COLD (high 30s) and intermittently very windy, but the sun was shining and the leaves were turning. Gorgeous. We started out from the restaurant on the 2-mile Old Mitchell Trail. I had thought it would be just your standard, pine-needles-on-established-dirt trail. WRONG. It... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Awesome place to camp. So beautiful! Just be sure to pay attention to advisories at the campground and read campground features. A step up from car camping, no showers and just a short walk to your spot.

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waterlooville
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It was a misty day and we had doubts about going to the summit, but when we got there we sat for a while in the sun and watching the mist made it interesting, one side of the mountain you could see for miles the other a couple of hundred yards.

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Mars Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Hiking Deep Gap trail to Mt. Craig, the museum and up to the summit of Mt. Mitchell. It was socked in and we didn't have a view from the top/

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Des Moines, Iowa
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32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If you have a car while in Asheville, it's worth the drive to Mt. Mitchell. You experience the Blue Ridge Parkway and end at Mt. Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi. Very nice visitor's center and observation deck....to which there is a great concrete path. Beautiful vistas!

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