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Mount Mitchell State Park

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Address: 2388 State Highway 128, Burnsville, NC 28714-8806
Phone Number:
+1 828-675-4611
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The highest mountain in the Black Mountain Range.

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Hiked to the Top - Great Experience

Tough hike to the top. Only attempt if you have good running shoes or hiking boots and are comfortable hiking for 7-10 hours. The trail is decently maintained, but there are... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tough hike to the top. Only attempt if you have good running shoes or hiking boots and are comfortable hiking for 7-10 hours. The trail is decently maintained, but there are several sections that are rocky or filled with roots. There are bathrooms, water, and a snack shack at the top where you can rest and re-supply. Not the most... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went in the fall and it was 50 or so in the valley and when we got to the top it was snow ice and wind, we loved it!!!!! it was such a wonderful time and the views were wonderful and man it was cold....Cant wait to go back...

Thank gvflb
Granite Falls, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love going to Mount Mitchell. The trails are awesome yet some are a challenge. Wear good hiking shoes

Thank aritch28630
Edmond, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tried to beat a storm front but lost. When I got to the mountain it was engulfed in clouds, rain and fog. The wind was blowing very strong, but I still hiked from the parking lot to the summit. I bet it is very beautiful when the sun is out. The park roads are good and so are the facilities.... More 

Thank Willeynel
New Rochelle, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mt. Mitchell is renowned as the highest point East of the Mississippi at about 6200', with views extending up to 85 miles on a clear day. Although the vistas were magnificent, the hazy day that greeted our visit definitely took away from the experience. Try to call the Park office first!

Thank ggsmac
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove to the top on a foggy morning. Interesting to drive. By afternoon the fog had cleared and you could see for miles. You drive most of the way and walk a short, paved trail to the top.

Thank Beverly K
Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the tower at the summit, you are above all other US peaks east of the Rocky Mountains. You can't quite see to the Rockies from North Carolina due to curvature of the earth, but you sure can see a long, long way in all 360 degrees if there are no clouds or mist in the way. I had a... More 

Thank Steve P
Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my wife up on 5/6/17 arriving after lunch. Snow began before we arrived and at the summit was accumulating on the ground. Not what we expected but pretty fun. Park closed about 2pm due to weather.

Thank winjen24
Warrenton, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful drive to the summit. From the parking lot is a short paved walkway to the peak. there is a gift shop and bathrooms at the parking area. Once you walk to to the top you have 360 degree views of the beautiful mountain range.

Thank Annc1963
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mt. Mitchell doesn't not disappoint. It has great views and a wonderful restaurant for visitors to eat at while there. The one main thing to do: check the weather report at Mt. Mitchell. The weather can be fine down in Asheville but horrible up there.

Thank Phil H

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