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Mount Mitchell State Park

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Address: 2388 State Highway 128, Burnsville, NC 28714-8806
Phone Number: 828-675-4611
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The highest mountain in the Black Mountain Range.

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We decided to go to the Mt Mitchell Summit on one of our days in Asheville. There is an option to go to a campground/concession area and have a short walk up, but we decided to... read more

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We decided to go to the Mt Mitchell Summit on one of our days in Asheville. There is an option to go to a campground/concession area and have a short walk up, but we decided to start down at the Visitors Center and make the climb. It was a strenuous climb but we loved it and felt so victorious reaching... More 

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Burnsville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Has to be ranked up with the top places to see. On a clear day you can see several states because the views are forever. The North Carolina Mountains are the prettiest mountains in the United States. I can say that because I've seen most of them. And I can say I'm glad I can call this place home. I... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of our favorite places to visit. Despite the weather it is always beautiful. The mountain is extremely healthier than it was, the trees are bearing healthy green foliage and it just feel alive with beauty and energy. The drive up and down is just spectacular on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Highly recommend a visit.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been years since we had driven to the top but wanted to get out of the heat in Winston Salem so drove up here with grandboys. Lovely drive on Blue Ridge Parkway is a bonus to getting here. Road up is in excellent shape and not a long drive. At the top you will find a 300 yard walk to... More 

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I believe this would be a great place to visit on a clear day. When we went, it was very cloudy so the views were not as good. But we still enjoyed driving up to the top parking lot and then walking to the top of the mountain from that parking lot. I plan to go back on a clear... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must stop if you are in the area. Great views! There were some trails and camp sites that we want to check out next time we are in the area.

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here while driving the Blue Ridge on the way to Boone, NC. Although it was a cloudy, overcast afternoon we wanted to get a little exercise. Great walk to the top! The clouds were settled over the mountains, so it was not as spectacular as I'm sure it would be on a clear day, however, we completely enjoyed the... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway about 1 hour north of Asheville. Large parking area just below summit. Stamped concrete walkway leading to top is wide but steep...a little challenging when you are not used to walking in mile high plus spot! Observation area built in 2009. Beautiful 360 view. Descended via a 3/4 mile nature trail which ended... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have tried to visit this park many times before, but it was always covered with clouds and rainy...This time, we finally had good weather!! We parked as close as possible, because Trimble was in his wheelchair. I asked the clerk about how to get him up the 300 yard walking trail, but his answer was not clear. I pushed... More 

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took 4 of my grandchildren, they live in the "flat" lands of the SC low country.... So much fun to see their reaction driving up the parkway thru the mountains and how they were holding on to their seats. We got to the top around lunch time and had a wonderful picnic lunch In the shelter. I'll have to say... More 

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