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

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Beautiful State Park

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The Mount Mitchell trail (starts near the parking lot in the Black Mountain Campground by the Toe River) is an 11.4 mile out and back trail with a 3500 ft elevation gain. What makes it unique is the changes in the ecosystem from the base to the summit. It starts with dense rhododendron thickets, then gradually thins out and incorporates... More 

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Lake Norman, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

On a clear day seems like you can see for a hundred miles in every direction. Good hiking trails for casual or extended hikes. Visitor's center with refreshments. Plenty of picnic space. Camping is limited to a small area for primitive sites only. During the summer months there is a restaurant that serves good food with a spectacular view. The... More 

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77 reviews 77 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

From the top there is a platform with maps that show you what you are looking at. You can see "forever" from here! There are hiking trails that cross this mountain, so get a map from the visitor's center if you want to venture off the beaten trail! There is a restaurant near the top that is excellent also!

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We go motorcycle riding along the Blue Ridge Parkway every summer. Mt Mitchell is a great place to stop, eat, then continue to the top for the gorgeous view. The hike from the parking lot to the peak is fairly steep but they have golf carts to shuttle handicap and elderly visitors. The restaurant staff is super friendly and their... More 

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WPB
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Going up the mountain is insane. We took the Blue Ridge Parkway. There were so many curves so sticking to the speed limit is a must. Going up little by little there are little areas where you can stop and get out, take pictures and just absorb mother nature. Futher up we were lucky enough to find icicles on the... More 

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Toccoa, Georgia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This is always a highlight to our annual pilgrimage to the fall leaf season. Good restaurant with a great view! Go all the way to the top of the mountain and there is viewing decks for a spectacular endless view. Check the weather before you leave to go up to this park. The topography creates its own weather. So it... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The drive to the Mt. Mitchell is extremely beautiful! Mountains as far as the eye can see! Once you arrive and park there is a short walk to the top. And once you are there you are rewarded with the most amazing views! So peaceful & beautiful! I could have stayed there forever!!

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