Mount Jefferson

Mt Jefferson (4683') is a large mountain which towers 1600 feet over the towns of Jefferson and West Jefferson, and the New River. A well-designed paved road heads up the mountain through Mt Jefferson State Park, with at least 3 scenic overlooks. These overlooks also offer an opportunity for picnics, since there are grills and tables. Try the 1-mile (roundtrip) hike to Luther Rock, which overlooks the New River. I plan to do it someday soon!

Elevation (feet): 4,683
Elevation (meters): 1,427
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Blue Ridge Mountains
State: North Carolina
Latitude: 36.4031
Longitude: -81.4633
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Asheville
Convenient Center: West Jefferson

Thanks to Dale Kolsan for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #13003 - by Dale Kolsan on Jan 06, 2000
    I visited Mt Jefferson in mid-June, 1995. The overlooks from the state park road are very nice. The park offers a 1-mile roundtrip hike (easy to moderate) to Luther Rock, and a 0.6 mile roundtrip...