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Beautiful, picture perfect scenic route to Mount Mitchell and even more at the summit. There is a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Orlando, Florida
Highest peak

Was a foggy day and was not able to see the view but we still enjoyed the summit. Try to go on a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Diana G
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The highest mountain in the Black Mountain Range.
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

Beautiful, picture perfect scenic route to Mount Mitchell and even more at the summit. There is a widely paved walk to the look out. If you're from the flat lands I'd say pace yourself. Once you get to the top you'll be glad you did...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was a foggy day and was not able to see the view but we still enjoyed the summit. Try to go on a clear day I’m sure the view would be amazing. You can drive most of the way up and walk the rest of...More

Thank Diana G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has some great views from the top and it does not require a ton of walking. Although there are some trails around the summit if you want to walk.

Thank tammeadam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highest says it all. Once at the top you'll be duly rewarded. Include a stop at the restaurant... the food is good and prices are right. A definite must if you're in the area.

Thank john n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views and always nice and cool, regardless of the time of year. There is an amazing lookout, nice picnic area, and great hiking trails! I try to make it up a few times a year if I can.

Thank Rodney P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked on a trail for a while, but decided to drive to the main parking near the summit. The trail was single file, full of stumps and rocks and wanted to walk a brisk walk and this was not the way(for us) Once to...More

Thank LiamPamG26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful views if not cloudy...but even then, impressive. Although you can drive almost to the top - if you're feeling energetic and adventuresome - park at the restaurant and walk up. It's about 1.3 miles on a well marked but primitive trail. Expect it to...More

Thank Al A
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Our adventure to Mt Mitchell State Park was nothing short of the perfect experience. The well maintained campground has sites with long-range mountain views. There are also wild flowers in multiple colors all around the campsites, roadsides and hiking trails; and many are taller than...More

Thank theelittlesparrow
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

This was a nice place for rest and relaxation!!! The views were breathtaking! The traffic was light on the parkway!!!

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed September 9, 2018

There were 3 adults and 3 children ages 5 to 8 in our group. We started by eating at the restaurant, then went hiking to the top of Mt. Mitchell. The food was great and we enjoyed hanging out (on the patio) at the restaurant....More

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Michelle S
October 2, 2018|
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Response from LiamPamG26 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, lots of dogs; Big and small. Also, hiking trails and roads and paths
February 6, 2018|
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Response from Anita H | Reviewed this property |
It’s a normal road, you can drive right up and park IF IF IF the roads are open (much of the Blue Ridge Pkwy closes in winter especially during snowy weather. Go to the Mt Mitchell /NC State Park/ Blue Ridge websites to find... More
January 9, 2018|
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Response from klamborowskij | Reviewed this property |
Yes, to drive to the top and walk the short distance to the observation site, 2-3 hrs. will be fine. I might suggest a little more time in order to picnic and explore some of the great trails!