Mount Jefferson

State Natural Area - North Carolina

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area is located near Jefferson, North Carolina. It includes the peak of Mount Jefferson, named for Thomas Jefferson and his father Peter, who owned land nearby and surveyed the North Carolina-Virginia border in 1749. The park has one main road that leads to the peak of Mount Jefferson. On the way up are three overlooks; the Sunset Overlook, the Sunrise Overlook, and the Jefferson Overlook, as well as five hiking trails and a picnic shelter at the top. From the picnic shelter begins the Summit Trail, a 0.3 miles (0.48 km) that leads to the 1.1 miles (1.8 km) Rhodedendron Trail loop. At the end of the loop lies a short trail to the scenic Luther Rock, as well as the entrances to the 0.75 miles (1.21 km) Lost Province Trail loop. The mountain itself rises to more than 1,600 feet (490 m) above the surrounding landscape and provides a bird's-eye view of both Jefferson and West Jefferson. The 2 miles (3.2 km), one-way Mountain Ridge Trail, which ascends to the peak of the mountain and through each overlook, may be accessed at the first park gate across from the park office during inclement weather, though caution is advised.

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Visitor Map of Mount Jefferson State Natural Area (SNA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Mount Jefferson - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Mount Jefferson State Natural Area (SNA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Visitor Map of New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.New River - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of New River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Official Visitor Map of Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (NHT) in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Overmountain Victory - Visitor Map

Official Visitor Map of Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (NHT) in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Official visitor map of Blue Ridge Parkway (PKWY) in North Carolina and Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Blue Ridge - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Blue Ridge Parkway (PKWY) in North Carolina and Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Fact Sheet of Mount Jefferson State Natural Area (SNA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Mount Jefferson - Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet of Mount Jefferson State Natural Area (SNA) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Mount Jefferson SNA https://www.ncparks.gov/mount-jefferson-state-natural-area/home https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Jefferson_State_Natural_Area Mount Jefferson State Natural Area is located near Jefferson, North Carolina. It includes the peak of Mount Jefferson, named for Thomas Jefferson and his father Peter, who owned land nearby and surveyed the North Carolina-Virginia border in 1749. The park has one main road that leads to the peak of Mount Jefferson. On the way up are three overlooks; the Sunset Overlook, the Sunrise Overlook, and the Jefferson Overlook, as well as five hiking trails and a picnic shelter at the top. From the picnic shelter begins the Summit Trail, a 0.3 miles (0.48 km) that leads to the 1.1 miles (1.8 km) Rhodedendron Trail loop. At the end of the loop lies a short trail to the scenic Luther Rock, as well as the entrances to the 0.75 miles (1.21 km) Lost Province Trail loop. The mountain itself rises to more than 1,600 feet (490 m) above the surrounding landscape and provides a bird's-eye view of both Jefferson and West Jefferson. The 2 miles (3.2 km), one-way Mountain Ridge Trail, which ascends to the peak of the mountain and through each overlook, may be accessed at the first park gate across from the park office during inclement weather, though caution is advised.

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