Summit and Rhododendron Trails — Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

Jefferson, North Carolina 28640

Summit and Rhododendron Trails — Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

Summit and Rhododendron Trails — Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, named for Thomas Jefferson, whose family owned land nearby, is a 600-acre state natural area in Ashe County that is botanically diverse, scenically lovely, and perfect for hiking with dogs.

A nice time to visit is in early June when wildflowers are abundant and the Catawba rhododendron are in bloom, but this is an enjoyable trail any time of year, including in fall—when the many hardwood leaves morph into beautiful colors."

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Trail Information

Jefferson
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
1.4
Distance
203 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season
4,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,683 feet
Top Elevation
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Local Contacts
USGS Jefferson
Local Maps