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National Trails Day - Hike to Mt. Craig

A snow-covered scenic view at Mount Mitchell State Park
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National Trails Day - Hike to Mt. Craig

In celebration of National Trails Day come join park staff for a 2.3 mile round trip hike to the second highest peak east of the Mississippi Mount Craig. Named in honor of Governor Locke Craig (1913-1917) who was largely responsible for creating Mount Mitchell as North Carolina’s first state park; rising to 6,647 feet in elevation you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the surrounding watersheds. The hike is rated moderate to strenuous.

Date of Event: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 11:00am
Start Location: 
Picnic Area
Contact:

Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 State Highway 128
BurnsvilleNC 28714
Phone828-675-4611
mount.mitchell@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.752800
Longitude: -82.273700

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