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Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

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Gorgeous Views

Easy, but steep drive to see mountain views. Breath taking. The park does close at sunset, making... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Debbi D
Charlotte, North Carolina
Such beauty

It's a steep drive to the top, but well worth it for the views. Wouldn't consider a trip to West... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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North Carolina scenic state park offering hiking, birdwatching, wildlife, a wide variety of trees and rare plant life.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1481 Mount Jefferson State Park Rd, Jefferson, NC 28694-8448
+1 336-982-2587
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy, but steep drive to see mountain views. Breath taking. The park does close at sunset, making it a bit rushed if you want to see a sunset view. We have been there for the sunset, so maybe that day they were a little flexible...More

Thank Debbi D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a steep drive to the top, but well worth it for the views. Wouldn't consider a trip to West Jefferson without a drive up Mount Jefferson. The drive isn't intimidating, but you need to take your time and respect the incline and curves. A...More

Thank Lola1958
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

I visited this park almost daily as a high school student. I love to return now and see all the improvements. More trails, more lookouts, information kiosks, kids self guided tours. It is great what the park system is doing to improve the offerings and...More

Thank LoraGene
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We have visited the park several times this season. There are plenty of tables for a picnic or other gathering. Plenty of parking. Shelter and some tables wheelchair accessible, but the spots that are best for views would not be safe for a wheelchair. The...More

Thank travelingbillbury
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Several overlooks of the area. It was raining and cloudy but you could see Jefferson and West Jefferson. We got to the cliff over hang right at noon and could hear the church bells ringing below. No wind today even though slight rain. There is...More

Thank Dave Q
Reviewed June 27, 2018

This is a gem of a place to visit and picnic. We have been there a zillion times and it always has something new to see. The views are crazy beautiful and the temps are always perfect. The drive up is easy and the views...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Paved road takes you almost to the top of the mountain. There is a covered shelter with many picnic tables, as well as restrooms nearby. Several well-paved trails at the top with some great views. I recommend the hike to Luther Rock, it's only about...More

1  Thank Rjw1
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We Always go here, and the view doesn’t disappoint. Love this area! There are 2 lookouts that have a great view, and several trails. We haven’t done the trails, but they look nice. Almost always take a meal up to have a picnic, it’s an...More

1  Thank MTaylor0818
Reviewed June 13, 2018

This is a free attraction. The views are great. Everyone should visit. I highly recommend this place. It is good for all ages.

1  Thank dylanc812
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

We spent 4 days of our Memorial Day Weekend Trip in West Jefferson NC, this place wasn't far from where we were staying, loved the views, and meeting so many other travellers exploring the mountain tops as we were. This is a great ride and...More

Thank Tracey D
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