Explore 4,789 Acres Of Unparalleled Views Of Mountains On The Scenic Summit Trail In North Carolina

If you love getting high above the surrounding terrain so you can see those famous layers in the North Carolina mountains, then you’re in luck when you pay a visit to the Summit Trail at Mt. Mitchell State Park in North Carolina. Most people who’ve lived here all their life have been to Mt. Mitchell at least once. When was the last time you paid a visit to the state’s highest mountain peak?

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So when WAS the last time you visited Mt. Mitchell State Park and hiked the Summit Trail? Isn’t it about time you went again?

Mt. Mitchell State Park opens at 7 a.m. year round, barring any weather-related closures in the winter. The closing time varies by season and/or month. You can see a complete list of current hours and learn more about the park and its facilities by visiting the official website for North Carolina State Parks. Find out a wealth of information about the Summit Trail from our friends at AllTrails.com.

Did you know North Carolina is one of only two states in the South that don’t charge admission to most of their state parks? Can you guess the other state? (Hint: It’s immediately to our west.)

For another state park that’s a must-visit this year, read: Hike Through A Rain Forest Filled With Waterfalls At Gorges State Park In North Carolina.

Address: 2388 NC-128, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA