Elevation: 6,684 Feet
Elevation Gain: 3,700 Feet
Distance: 11.4 Miles
Gear: Basic hiking gear
After spending 5 days and 4 nights hanging out in Mount Mitchell State Park in North Carolina, I can honestly say it’s one of my favorites places in the country (so far). The mountains are unlike any of the mountains I’ve seen out west and have a mystic feel to them, especially when the clouds surround them.
The hiking was incredible, especially when the trails were surrounded by moss covered trees and rocks. There were even a few waterfalls we came across that were much larger than I would have expected to see.
The only downside of our stay here was the fact that it rained every single day. Plus there was constant thunder in the distance which kept us from going on any really long hikes (it’s not fun hiking in lightning storms).