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First Day Hike

First Day Hike

Start the New Year with a hike! A Park Ranger will lead you on the 3/4 mile Balsam Nature Loop Trail at the top of Mount Mitchell, and discus the Park's natural and cultural history. Dress appropriately for severe winter weather! 

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
3/4 Mile Moderate
Date of Event: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Start Location: 
Upper Summit Parking Lot

Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 State Highway 128
BurnsvilleNC 28714
Latitude: 35.752800
Longitude: -82.273700

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