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Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 State Highway 128, Burnsville, NC 28714-8806
+1 828-675-4611
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Breathtakingly beautiful!!

Just....Wow!! The walk up was a bit steep but maintained nicely, providing benches along the way. A... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gloucester, Virginia
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Paved Walk to the summit

The walk to the top was paved and not difficult except for being steep and at over 6000 feet I was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Huntsville, Alabama
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The highest mountain in the Black Mountain Range.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
2388 State Highway 128, Burnsville, NC 28714-8806
+1 828-675-4611

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just....Wow!! The walk up was a bit steep but maintained nicely, providing benches along the way. A beautiful sight to behold....pictures don’t do it justice!

Thank cruehrmund
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk to the top was paved and not difficult except for being steep and at over 6000 feet I was breathing hard for the last 100 yards or so.

Thank AL_Pete
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view and some easy trails to get some great photos. The day we were there is was clear and blue and you could see forever. What a wonderful view of the foliage and the mountain range. Very easy drive and walk to get to...More

Thank BaldnRed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

View is amazing, clouds covered the mountain while we were there, where else can you go to "play in the clouds" and get beautiful views of fall leaves changing colors along the blue Ridge parkway. Take the route from Boone to little Switzerland. This takes...More

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it snowed the day before and the gift shop closed for the 2017 season. Nice stamped walkway, a little snow and icicles left from yesterday. The walk was easy but uphill and pretty cold. However the views were awesome. Love the stone work, the outline...More

Thank Tgft2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having grown up and visited the no mountains for 50 years and thinking that it was the best foliage ever, Mount Mitchell proved me so wrong. You can drive almost to the the top of the HIGHEST mountain east of the Mississippi. From there you...More

Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving on the Blue Ridge is slow, and there is a steep (but short) hike to the top, but the 360 view is fabulous on a clear day.

Thank Rooindie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Blue Ridge Mountains are lovely and the viewing from the summit at Mt. Mitchell is excellent. The drive to the top was easy and pretty - and even on a busy Saturday afternoon - we had no trouble finding a close parking spot (free)....More

Thank Craig A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hiked from park ranger station to summit and back down on Old Mount Mitchell trail. I did it with my dog in October. Perfect weather. I imagine if it had rained it would be very slippery as it is a lot of rocks. The...More

Thank PHbalanced1963
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Free access, beautiful drive to the top of the mountain, parking lot with lots of space, bathrooms clean and well kept, cute little gift shop, and a super easy walk to the top of the peak!

Thank jazzyo
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7 August 2017|
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Response from stinkydeer | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at a friends house in the mountains. I would say Asheville would be the closest place with good hotel selection.
23 May 2017|
Response from Michael R | Reviewed this property |
i doubt it
23 May 2017|
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Response from ecoira1583 | Reviewed this property |
The ride up with a motorcycle will be ok. There's a few Narrow turns but plenty of side shoulder view you can stop by! Riding with lights on wouldn't be a bad idea. If you ever rode up to Gatlinburg Tn, the mountains there... More