The Highest Road In North Carolina Will Lead You On An Unforgettable Journey

With so many mountain peaks, North Carolina has a number of scenic byways that will carry you up into the clouds and deliver jaw-dropping views that extend for what seems like eternity. But there is only one road that can stake claim to the highest of them all. In fact, according to Wikipedia (so it MUST be true), the highest road in North Carolina is also the highest road or highway east of the Mississippi River.

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NC-128 is located at MP355 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Mount Mitchell State Park is open year-round, except for Christmas Day. However, during cold weather the Blue Ridge Parkway may have limited travel capability to get to milepost 355. You can always find up-to-date information regarding closures and accessibility from MP355 on the official website for North Carolina State Parks.