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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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Wowzy

This is a gem of a place to visit and picnic. We have been there a zillion times and it always has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kevin B
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New Bern, North Carolina
What a great place!

Paved road takes you almost to the top of the mountain. There is a covered shelter with many picnic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rjw1
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Clover, SC
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North Carolina scenic state park offering hiking, birdwatching, wildlife, a wide variety of trees and rare plant life.
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  • Very good20%
  • 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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"paved road"
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"parking area is"
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"weather station"
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"restroom facilities"
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"memorial day weekend"
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"hiking trails"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
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"park office"
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"scenic overlooks"
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"mile hike"
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"worth the trip"
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"all ages"
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"north carolina"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 13 June 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
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Reviewed 4 June 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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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Located in the far northwest corner of North Carolina, and just on the edge of West Jefferson is Mount Jefferson. Rising more than 1,600 feet above the town, Mount Jefferson is definitely a place to visit. Reaching nearly 4,700 feet in elevation, it is a...More

Thank MagyarNC
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 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.

Thank silverlakes4 M
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Reviewed 6 March 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

1  Thank D2958ZXgarym
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Reviewed 23 October 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

1  Thank jmpncsu
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Reviewed 17 October 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

Thank bugtrav17
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