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Top Best Mountains To Visit In North Carolina

 Hello everyone! Hope everyone is doing great. It's already summer and I'm so ready to start visiting the beautiful mountains in this state. So in today's post I'm going to share with you some of best mountains you can visit in North Carolina. 

Blue Ridge Mountains

The Blue Ridge Mountains are a physiographic province of the larger Appalachian Highlands range. The mountain range is located in the Eastern United States and extends 550 miles southwest from southern Pennsylvania through Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. What is so special about the Blue Ridge Mountains? They are the oldest mountains in the world and therefore have the most stories to share. They began forming over 400 million years ago, and while they used to be the tallest mountains in the world, weather and erosion gave them the graceful and rolling hills feel they have now.

Mount Mitchell

Mount Mitchell, known in Cherokee as Attakulla, is the highest peak of the Appalachian Mountains and the highest peak in mainland North America east of the Mississippi River. It is located near Burnsville in Yancey CountyNorth Carolina in the Black Mountain subrange of the Appalachians about 19 miles (31 km) northeast of Asheville. It is protected by Mount Mitchell State Park and surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest. Mount Mitchell's elevation is 6,684 feet (2,037 m) above sea level. Mount Mitchell is ranked 31st by topographic isolation. Why many people visit it? Mitchell's summit sits at 6,684 feet, which makes it the highest vantage point east of the Mississippi River. Each year, locals and visitors alike hike to its highest peak for awe-inspiring views of Western North Carolina.

Chimney Rock State Park

Located in Rutherford county 25 miles southeast of Asheville, Chimney Rock State Park offers some of North Carolina's most dramatic mountain scenery, overlooking Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure. At the fee-based Chimney Rock attraction, hike to Hickory Nut Falls and take an elevator or climb to the top of the park's namesake, a 315-foot freestanding rock spire. It also has the most facilities, including riverside areas, interpretive exhibits, and gift shops. The free Rumbling Bald and Eagle Rock accesses provide a more rugged backcountry experience. Why so special? Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is a nature lover's paradise with a collaboration of spectacular views and incredible hiking trails. They combine to create a mountain adventure experience that is postcard perfect.

Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah National Forest is a National Forest in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. It is administered by the United States Forest Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The Pisgah National Forest is completely contained within the state of North Carolina. What is so special? Among its claims to fame, Pisgah National Forest is home to the United States' first forestry school, which you can see today at the Cradle of Forestry in America historic site. And, the Forest is the site of two of the first designated wilderness areas in the Eastern United States—Shining Rock and Linville Gorge. 

Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain is a mountain, a non-profit attraction, and a North Carolina state park near Linville, North Carolina. At 5,946 feet, it is the highest peak on the eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains, one of the major chains of the Appalachian Mountains. What is so special about the Grandfather Mountains? Grandfather Mountain is a place of amazing biodiversity and scenic beauty that towers 5,946 feet above northwest North Carolina. A part of the United Nations' Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve, the mountain is estimated to be 300 million years old — with certain rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years.

Hope this article was helpful for all those adventurers that loves hiking and enjoying outdoors!
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Stacey M.
(Travel & Tourism Specialist)

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