Mount Mitchell State Park is located in Western NC within the Black Mountain sub-range of the Appalachian Mountains. With an elevation of 6,684 feet, Mt Mitchell is the highest mountain in Eastern North America. Located about 35 miles northeast of downtown Asheville, you access Mount Mitchell after a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. From the Parkway, take NC Highway 128 all the way to the summit.
Mount Mitchell supports plants and animals like those native to the alpine environments of Canada. Mt. Mitchell is part of the Black Mountain range, with six peaks in the range among the ten highest in the eastern United States.