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Track Trail

The view from Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
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Restrooms Closed   

11/30/2020 - The restrooms at the Summit (picnic area) are closed for the winter season.

 Last updated on: Monday, November 30, 2020

Current status of park facilities   

All park facilities are open as of September 11. 

A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the park office.

Please continue to follow social distancing guidelines throughout the park, regardless of the behavior of others. Bring a mask or face covering even if you are planning to only be outside; they are required to be worn when you cannot stay 6 feet away from park staff or other visitors. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.

 Last updated on: Friday, September 11, 2020

Track Trail

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Track Trail

The Mount Jefferson Track Trail is the actual Rhododendron Trail loop, 1.1 miles. The Activity Brochure Kiosk is located in front of the bathhouse on the summit trail.

Trail Location: 
Near bathhouse on the summit trail
Trail Point of Interest: 
Amazing views along ridgeline and access to Luther rock outcrop vista point. Wide variety of spring, summer & fall wildflowers and birds.
Trail Length: 
1.10 miles
Trail Type: 
Trail Difficulty: 
moderate hike
Trail Use: 
Trail Surface: 
natural surface
Trail Blaze: 
Red Circle

Map of North Carolina – Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

Contact the park



Park office

1481 Mount Jefferson State Park Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694

GPS: 36.3936, -81.4680



  • Year-round:
    8:00am to sunset
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • Open Monday to Friday:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Closed state holidays