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!
|Range/Region:||Blue Ridge Mountains|
|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.
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Dale Kolsan on Jan 06, 2000I 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...