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Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

1481 Mount Jefferson State Park Rd, Jefferson, NC 28694-8448
+1 336-982-2587
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Run day hitting the trails

Beautiful Easter Day to spend on Mt Jefferson State Park with the family. Enjoyed hitting the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
silverlakes4 M
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Clayton, North Carolina
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Nature at its best! Hike to delight! Beautiful views!

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area is located nearly at the center of Ashe County, a short drive... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2018
D2958ZXgarym
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King, United States
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North Carolina scenic state park offering hiking, birdwatching, wildlife, a wide variety of trees and rare plant life.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1481 Mount Jefferson State Park Rd, Jefferson, NC 28694-8448
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+1 336-982-2587
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"picnic area"
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"rhododendron trail"
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"took lots of pictures"
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"parking area is"
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"weather station"
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"restroom facilities"
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"park office"
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"scenic overlooks"
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"mile hike"
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"hiking trails"
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"state natural area"
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"worth the trip"
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"parking lot"
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"the blue ridge parkway"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Easter Day to spend on Mt Jefferson State Park with the family. Enjoyed hitting the trails and what majestic views. Great place for picnics and spending time with nature.

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area is located nearly at the center of Ashe County, a short drive from the towns of Jefferson and West Jefferson. For many years, the site was identified as a state park. The name was changed in 1994 to underscore the...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Mount Jefferson towers over the towns of Jefferson and West Jefferson. The state natural area protects the mountain and the road leading to near the summit. On my last visit, several years ago, all the trails were up near the summit. Since then, they built...More

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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Went to Mount Jefferson for a hike. Wonderful natural area to see and learn about nature. Easy to moderate hiking levels, great areas to see the sunset. Plenty of places to cook out, grills provided and lots of picnic tables. Available bathrooms. Great views of...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

At 60 years old, we look for moderate and easy hikes. Mt Jefferson has trials that work for us. The trail through the picnic area and up the mountain offers great views. The picnic area is a great place to sit down and have lunch....More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

This mountain is a favorite of mine. There are several scenic overlooks. The third one is rocky and fun to climb around on. Hang on to your kids! At the top there are trails, restroom facilities, and places to picnic.

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

The temperature was great and the views were amazing. The number of mushrooms we found on this hike were amazing. Red and white, beige, vibrant orange, brown. Just wish I knew what kind they were. Hiked for over an hour and saw a handful of...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

We loved the views! Great views while driving and also more wonderful views along the hiking trails! Worth the trip!

Thank Irion D
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

We took our 17 year old grandson and his friend up to Mount Jefferson to show them the mountain they had recently viewed from the Jefferson Overlook on the Blue ridge Parkway. They were visiting from Pennsylvania loved the area. We pulled over at several...More

Thank Donna A
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

What outstanding and picturesque views from this one!. Mt Jefferson towers over the towns of West Jefferson and Jefferson in NC. Very neat views. Three overlooks along the road although I didn't stop to look because I was hiking down the Mountain then back up....More

Thank Rick B
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