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Staggering views from highest point east of the Mississippe

Our adventure to Mt Mitchell State Park was nothing short of the perfect experience. The well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Candler, North Carolina
Great Views from the state park

This was a nice place for rest and relaxation!!! The views were breathtaking! The traffic was light... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jerry M
Buford, Georgia
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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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

1  Thank JMLH16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of five enjoyed the short hike and learning about Mt Mitchell. It was very cloudy when we arrived, but by being patient, we enjoyed some amazing views. We saw a few people turn around when they saw how cloudy it was. I recommend...More

1  Thank iowahokies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This state park is the only way to access the highest point on east coast. At almost 6800 feet high, the temperature is a good ten degrees cooler than the lower elevation. The views along the narrow and winding roads are fantastic. There is a...More

1  Thank travelingmom1998
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views are breathtaking. We were driving along the Blue Ridge and intended to stop at the restaurant which was excellent. Only hiked the trail which led to the observation platform. The views were incredible. Nice gift shop, a little museum, and small stand serving...More

Thank PapaBear1974
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first time to Mount Mitchel, and the day we were there it was about 20 degrees cooler at the top, so I was happy to have a jacket with me. You park and walk the final 400 yards to the top. The...More

1  Thank dreavis2018
Reviewed August 15, 2018

The roads signs said 'steep and winding roads' - don't let that put you off. They are well maintained and as good as the Blue Ridge Parkway itself. Ample parking at the summit and OK little 'museum' of the story of measuring the mountain. Easy...More

2  Thank Paul E
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

This is well worth the drive and the hike. So many lovely mountain vistas along the drive plus at the mountain top. They are also very pet friendly. Plus they serve good hot cocoa.

Thank CocoGroveMike
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

300 yard steep hike to breathtaking views. I couldn’t help but be in awe of our wonderful God. We were here on a clear day and had a great time. There’s a stand where you can purchase jellies and such. There’s a restaurant. There’s an...More

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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!
August 7, 2017|
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