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Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

First Day Hike

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Date of Event: 
Tue, 01/01/2019 - 2:00pm

Meet at the picnic area for an exhilarating New Year’s Day saunter 4683 feet above sea-level. Our First Day Hikers will venture onto the ridgeline looking for the park’s most breathtaking views. On this New Year's Day we will watch the horizon as nature fill our senses with wonder and exhilaration.

Fall Painting on the Mountain

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Date of Event: 
Sun, 11/25/2018 - 2:00pm

The fall season offers amazing views on Mt. Jefferson. Join us for the legendary seasonal change.  Come up for an hour of creativity, and try your hand at painting the fall colors.  A free canvas to take home will be provided for each participant.  Tempera paints and brushes will also be provided as long as supplies last.  No experience necessary.  This program is for adults and children.

Geology Hike

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Date of Event: 
Sat, 11/24/2018 - 2:00pm

Join us for a one-mile hike across a grand mountain ridge and discover the mysterious geologic story buried deep within the mountain’s interwoven chemistry. Come up and experience your Appalachian wonderland. 922 
 

Climate Tower Hike

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Date of Event: 
Fri, 11/23/2018 - 2:00pm

Rediscover your park today and hike with a ranger to the mountain summit 4683 feet above sea level. At the summit, we will examine the NC Climate Office data collection tower. This tower has a great story to tell. See for yourself the science of weather, and climate on the top of Mt. Jefferson. 922
 

Thanksgiving Nature Hike

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Date of Event: 
Thu, 11/22/2018 - 2:00pm

Today is a great day to go outdoors, and walk on a mountain top. Meet the ranger or a hike along the ridge of mount Jefferson. Breath in some wild nature. This will be a one-mile hike and will include local history, stories, and vistas. 922 
 
 

Luther Rock Nature Hike

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Date of Event: 
Sun, 11/18/2018 - 2:00pm

Meet your guide for a 1-mile hike to Luther Rock’s viewing area. Come and explore some of the park’s most amazing vistas as you make your way along a mountain ridgeline. 921
 

Overlook Closed

Beginning October 22, 2018 until further notice, the Jefferson Ovelook (third overlook)  will be closed to vehicular and foot traffic due to the bulding of rock steps on Mountain Ridge Trail..

Long Hazy Days of Summer

 

Is the heat getting to you? Come on up! Ashe County, home of Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, is often referred to "as the Coolest Corner of North Carolina."

Join a Park Ranger guided hike or program. Take a float down the New River and find the perfect fishing hole.

July is packed with local activities. There are continuing concerts in the Town of Todd and on the Backstreet of West Jefferson. The month ends with the Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention on July 27 and 28.