Mt. Mitchell State Park is the amazing North Carolina State Park area located in Yancey County that encompasses not only Mt. Mitchell NC but also several other high rising mountain peaks (many of which tower well over 6,000 feet above sea level). Mt. Mitchell State Park is enormous, spreading out across 1,946 acres that include other peaks, such as Mount Hallback, Mount Craig, Big Tom and Balsam Cone. A popular spot that many visit to enjoy hiking in Western NC, Mount Mitchell State Park includes 8 miles of hiking trails, many of which lead to the summit of Mt. Mitchell and Mount Hallback, and a nice observation area complete with a large deck looks out over the seemingly endless panorama of mountain peaks. Known for its family hiking trails in NC, Mt. Mitchell State Park has recently paved the summit trail that leads to the newly constructed observation area (the old deck was torn down and replaced). Also, at the deck area is an exhibit hall that houses informative bits about Mt. Mitchell’s unique geography, natural wildlife, and cultural significance.
Each year, Mt. Mitchell State Park serves as the end point for the NC Mountain biking endurance race aptly called “The Assault on Mt Mitchell.” It also is the midpoint for the Mount Mitchell Challenge, a marathon. Mt. Mitchell State Park is only one great NC hiking spot in the Burnsville NC Mountains in and around the Alpine Village Resort cabin rentals in Mt Mitchell NC. You and your loved ones can also go hiking on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the many other great Pisgah National Forest areas nearby. In addition to hiking, the opportunities for outdoor activities abound here and you can arrange to go NC Mountain biking, NC white water rafting and visit the many waterfalls in NC that are located just a short drive away. Also, day trips to places like Altapass Orchard, Biltmore Estate Asheville, the best gem mines in NC, and Chimney Rock Park NC make for a great mountain getaway vacation. Check out the Alpine Village Resort Mt Mitchell NC lodging and you’ll find cozy Burnsville NC vacation rentals that will feel like home away from home with all the extras.