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Hike is a doozy but worth it

Standing at the zenith and looking out at the vast land was awe inspiring and a beautiful site to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
PurpleAnkh
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Fort Washington, Maryland
Highest Point East of the Mississippi

Mount Mitchell is a great place to visit. It is the tallest mountain in North Carolina and also the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MikeGA19591982
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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The highest mountain in the Black Mountain Range.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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2388 State Highway 128, Burnsville, NC 28714-8806
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+1 828-675-4611
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Standing at the zenith and looking out at the vast land was awe inspiring and a beautiful site to behold.

Thank PurpleAnkh
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Mount Mitchell is a great place to visit. It is the tallest mountain in North Carolina and also the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi River. The nice thing is you can drive almost to the top. There is a nice big parking lot, rest...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s so beautiful . My friend and I had a wonderful time. There is no other place quite like this place. Truly a special place.

Thank Discover813651
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive to Mount Mitchell was beautiful with the fall foliage everywhere. The view was breath taking and some of the trees were unusual and different from MS.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breathtaking views but be prepared for winds and the occasional snow showers. There are plenty of trails for adventuring and hiking.

Thank KarenP2948
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just had to take a drive up to the top of Mt. Mitchell for bragging rights! Being from New Hampshire, our Mount Washington is always in the news for being the coldest and windiest spot in the world. But it's still not as high...More

Thank GraceMarieGMC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome hike even in the rain and freezing cold. The forest kept us warm. It was magical. A must do hike for sure.

Thank Yowgal10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just visited over the weekend and I can't stop thinking about it. The views from the summit are absolutely breathtaking and it smells like Christmas trees as soon as you step out of your car! I didn't want to leave!

Thank Littlemisstraveling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Mt. Mitchell today with my husband and his parents. We always like to stop at the restaurant on the way up to eat and buy souvenirs and then drive to summit. Restrooms, ample parking, food and gift shop are also available at the summit....More

Thank Monica J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Michelle S
October 2, 2018|
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Response from LiamPamG26 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, lots of dogs; Big and small. Also, hiking trails and roads and paths
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Ishke
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
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jennlehman96
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!
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