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Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

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Address: 1481 Mount Jefferson State Park Rd, Jefferson, NC 28694-8448
Phone Number:
+1 336-982-2587
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

North Carolina scenic state park offering hiking, birdwatching, wildlife, a...

North Carolina scenic state park offering hiking, birdwatching, wildlife, a wide variety of trees and rare plant life.

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Gorgeous views from within city limits!!

Love this place!! Absolutely lovely views from within city limits without the "trip" to elsewhere for the same experience. Wonderfully accessible if you live in Jefferson as you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bambi P
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place!! Absolutely lovely views from within city limits without the "trip" to elsewhere for the same experience. Wonderfully accessible if you live in Jefferson as you can visit anytime!

Thank Bambi P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views are gorgeous! We were just there on Saturday, April 8th and the experience was awesome. Going up and down the mountain the sights were just amazing. There were two park rangers putting out fresh mulch around the very nice picnic area and they both took time to explain the history of the mountain. The different trees, flowers, and... More 

Thank calliesdq87
Advance, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fun day at Mt Jefferson State Park. The trail isn't too strenuous, but there are some spectacular views of the valley. I recommend it for a comfortable, scenic 2-3 mile hike. The trail is very well marked.

Thank gloworm39
Saint Ignace, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great views on the drive up. I was the only car around today, but seeing all the parking and picnic tables at the top I can imagine this place sees some action during the warmer months. One of those places that you have to see the views in person as no words or pictures do it any justice.

1 Thank captainshark32
Creston, North Carolina
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great place to exercise your mind and body. Nature at its best with the beautiful leaves and smells all around. Restrooms a little hard to find. Enjoyed the day there. Take a picnic.

Thank matilda902
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50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Very nice State Park. Easy drive to the summit with a couple of overlooks along the way. The trail at the top is easy to navigate but keep the kids away from the edge of the cliffs in a couple areas. Great picnic area and there is a restroom. I rally liked the markers along the way explaining how the... More 

Thank Mark E
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The view was amazing! We went on a clear day and could see for miles. It was peaceful and breathtaking. The hike was not as bad I as thought it would be.

Thank Karen E
Summerfield NC
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on our State Parks trip and was amazed at the views on the road to the top. We hiked to the summit for an awesome view of NC, VA, and TN. You just have to look over Walmart like lol.

Thank James G
Concord, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area has become one of our favorite day trips. We live about 2 hours away and love to head to Jefferson and West Jefferson to picnic and hike at Mt. Jeff. Driving into the park, you switch-back up the mountain. There are a couple of parking areas with great views of the town of Jefferson and... More 

Thank Bruce T
Lynchburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

It is a nice drive to the top and then there are picnic tables and look out points for you to enjoy. The area was clean with plenty of parking for the crowd that was there. The view was phenomenal. I hope to return in the fall with the color changes.

Thank Traveling-A-Plenty

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