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Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 State Highway 128, Burnsville, NC 28714-8806
+1 828-675-4611
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Beautiful views

We visited the state park this week and absolutely loved it. If you want to beat the Asheville... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Beautiful views on a clear day

We went to the park on a day when it was very hot. But on the mountain, it was still cool. View was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Greenville, South Carolina
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The highest mountain in the Black Mountain Range.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
2388 State Highway 128, Burnsville, NC 28714-8806
+1 828-675-4611

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the state park this week and absolutely loved it. If you want to beat the Asheville heat, then you should head up here, it was a good 20-25 degrees cooler . The view from the observation deck is breathtaking, we also went on...More

Thank Cincygirl81
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to the park on a day when it was very hot. But on the mountain, it was still cool. View was a bit hazy. You feel as if you are up in the clouds. There is no entrance fee to the park.

Thank WadeandLori
Reviewed 6 days ago

With an elevation of 6683' above sea level, on a clear day, you can see all the way to Charlotte, NC. It has beautiful 360 degree views. There is a small restaurant open only during warm seasons as well as a small museum and gift...More

Thank shan91402
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were lucky enough to get a campsite on top of Mount Mitchell. Beautiful scenery. Long and winding trip by car up the mountain but many great views along the way. We reserved a spot a couple of days in advance. I think we got...More

Thank lambchop27
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice stop along the BRP. Twisty fun road to the top with a nice lookout area. restaurant near the top was nice as well.

Thank Gluehuffer
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Mount Mitchell State park to watch the sunset, but since we cannot control the weather on the weekend we were there our attempt was foiled by clouds.. It was still fun and the park was in great condition.

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see if you are on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The views from Mount Mitchell are spectacular, and the temperature was nice and cool. There is a snack bar at the top with drinks and snacks at very reasonable prices. There is...More

Thank bill925
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful drive, stunning views from the top. The grounds are well maintained. Well worth it. Will visit again one day.

Thank Dylan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mount Mitchell is the highest mountain east of the Mississippi. At 6,684 feet above sea level, this southern Appalachian mountain chain provides a very unigue ecosystem. Many of the plants and animals cannot live farther down the mountain. These species typically live in southern Canada...More

Thank Randy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real must see -beautiful views and great trails ! The road to the top is very good and great little lunch area near the top , also with the best views.

Thank Bridget P
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May 22, 2017|
Response from Michael R | Reviewed this property |
i doubt it
May 22, 2017|
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Response from ecoira1583 | Reviewed this property |
The ride up with a motorcycle will be ok. There's a few Narrow turns but plenty of side shoulder view you can stop by! Riding with lights on wouldn't be a bad idea. If you ever rode up to Gatlinburg Tn, the mountains there... More
April 11, 2017|
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Response from Jerrodborder | Reviewed this property |
If you are looking for a strenuous walk there are many at MT Mitchell but if you just going from parking area to summit it's not bad