Mount Mitchell State Park

Mount Mitchell State Park, Burnsville: Address, Phone Number, Mount Mitchell State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Mount Mitchell State Park
4.5
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The highest mountain in the Black Mountain Range.
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Anna S
Jacksboro, TN9 contributions
above the clouds
Jul 2021
This is a beautiful place to go. You can drive most of the way up if walking is a problem.Pathway is paved for easy use of stroller .You can just relax and enjoy the sights. If you like trails there are a lot of places to hike.It can be as relaxing or exilerating as you want.There are also a lot of pull off spots to enjoy more views.
Written October 16, 2021
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Mountainman827
Custer, SD1,081 contributions
Great views and disgusting porta poties
Oct 2021
Short walk to highest point east of Mississippi which was fantastic. For some reason they had all restrooms closed and substituted porta potties that had not been emptied or cleaned since they were placed there.
Written October 13, 2021
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No Passport Required
Wellington, FL93 contributions
Amazing
Oct 2021 • Couples
Not for a beginner hiker. Some of the trails are quite advanced. Be careful on the blue ridge parkway - especially when the fog hits. My first time hiking at that height!
Written October 8, 2021
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Peggy P
Liberty, NC135 contributions
First visit to Mt Mitchell since I was a child.
Sep 2021
The drive up to the summit was so pretty. We stoped at the travel center for restrooms and some travel info. Work was going on at the top of the mountain. There was a gift shop open. It was so foggy it was hard to see much.
Written October 1, 2021
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wvlivingston
Brevard, NC968 contributions
Very limited view if foggy conditions.
Sep 2021
I'm sure the views from here are spectacular, but on both my visits to the summit, due to the fog, my view has been limited to about 50 ft.
Written September 21, 2021
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JoAnn G
22 contributions
We have enjoyed - Two visits at different times of the year.
Sep 2021 • Family
Beautiful drive to get here as well as the park itself. Well worth the short hike up a paved path to the overlook. Main facility has restrooms and plenty of parking
Written September 5, 2021
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NYCFamily_of_five
New York City, NY150 contributions
Beautiful park with great hiking optios
Aug 2021
We had planned to summit Mount Mitchell but the trailhead was washed out by Hurricane Fred. So, we would-up driving to to the mountain top. We were pleasantly surprised by the hiking options. We walked from the parking lot to the observation tower which was a bit steep but easy paved path. We then returned to the parking lot to hike the trail from Mount Mitchell to Mount Craig. There were a good number of people on the trail, but it is well maintained and easily accommodated the foot traffic.
Written September 1, 2021
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Michael R
Granville, OH493 contributions
Spectacular views in all directions
Aug 2021
Mt. Mitchell State Park offers spectacular views at the peak. Allow about 40 minutes to drive up Hwy. 128 from the Parkway to the peak (watch out for bicyclists). There is a paved walkway up to a large viewing platform that provides 360 degrees of spectacular views (if the weather permits). The viewing platform will accommodate plenty of people. There is a network of trails up and around the peak as well. We took a 0.6 mile loop from the parking lot that was relatively easy but longer and more rigorous trails are there as well. It was a beautiful area.
Written August 29, 2021
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Beth R
4 contributions
Spectacular views! Worth the drive!!
Jul 2021 • Couples
Well worth going to the top of Mt Mitchell on a beautiful day! It feels like you’re above the mountains and clouds, and the views are spectacular! Photos don’t begin to do the views justice. You can drive most of the way up unless want to hike, and then there is a 300 paved uphill walk the rest of the way. Highest peak east of the Mississippi!
Written August 5, 2021
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matthew b
Abingdon, MD126 contributions
Bucket list trip
May 2021 • Couples
The view. Scenery.. cold on a warm spring day. Extremely cold!!!! Go when you have no clouds in the forecast. It was almost a 40 degree drop in temp from ashville to the peak. Ears and hands where getting numb from fog wing and cold
Written July 28, 2021
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