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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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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 a roa report or a number to call. And IF IF IF the parking lot at the top is full during busy summer months, you may have to park at the visitor/information center and walk up , but it’s not too far and good to actually get a bit of a hike in. In nice weather, it is beautiful to take a picnic down the trail from the top to an open bald area , if you can hike.