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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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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

we were looking for cooler weather from our usual in Rock Hill, SC. and found it 20 degrees cooler at the summit. The landscape was so beautiful. Flowers of orange, purple, yellow, etc growing naturally everywhere. It was just beautiful every inch of the way. The way the landscape changed from the lowest elevation to the peak was fantastic. Just... More

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Windsor, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Not sure if there is a best time of the day to visit. You can expect fogs, sunny skies and cloudy day. There is a easy hour drive to the summit of mount Mitchell. From there, the state park has several trails that you can venture off to. But do plan for fog, sunny skies and that you might need... More

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Jackson, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great stop, enjoyed the short walk to top - awesome views! Picnic grounds on site, gifts & food - rustic restrooms!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited Mt Mitchell State Park for the first time during Memorial Day weekend two years ago and had a spectacular view of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. The view this time was obscured by cloud cover but we enjoyed the short 3/4 mile Balsam Trail hike. Will definitely be back.

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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53 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I have visited Mt. Mitchell several times within the past 10 years. We enjoy a nice motorcycle ride, picnics, hikes, and even a drive out in the Camero and the old work truck, however you get there you are going to be in complete awe. A nice hike to the tower for sights only seen on TV,... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I'm from NC so I might be a little partial to it's attractions. Not. You just can't beat riding and sight seeing in the National Forest. It's hard to beat free and all the beauty that God put here for us to see. If you've never been to Mount Mitchell off the Blue Ridge Parkway, you need to go. At... More

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Ashevill
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Every time a visitor of mine comes to Asheville I make sure I take them to Mt. Mitchell. The highest peak, east of the Mississippi River, it gives you a 360 degree view at over 6,000 ft. Don't let the elevation scare you from going. It is easily located off of the Blue Ridge Parkway, about 30 miles north of... More

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Unfortunately, having only two days in Asheville, we didn't have much choice on picking a great weather day. Cloudy in town, but fogged in on the hike. We took the Old Mitchell trail, which was very nice, although (like previous TA reviews have noted) the trail intermingles with vehicle traffic on the main road. Meh. We can still say we... More

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We climbed all 5.6 miles up the mountain. It was a daunting but well worth it feat! What a stunning view from the top! A must-see for all Asheville visitors.

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We visit this venue a couple of times a year from our nearby mountain, vacation rental. It's a "must see" for visiting friends and relatives.

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