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Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

Mount Jefferson is a great place to have a scenic picnic near the summit with your dog in West Jefferson, NC. This pet-friendly state park also has a couple of great hiking trails. The Lost Province Trail is 3/4 mile long and is moderate in difficulty. The Rhododendron Trail is just over one mile long and is strenuous in difficulty. Dogs are allowed but must remain leashed. Visit Website

Or call (336) 246-9653 or email mount.jefferson@ncparks.gov for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 2 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Donna
    May 18, 2021
    Lovely place to hike with your pooch!

    Beautiful park with many great trails. We walked the Summit Trail up hill to the Rhododendron Trail and walked the loop. Moxie and Tonks loved it! Plenty of picnic areas and beautiful overlooks. While we were there in May, 2021 the restrooms were still closed which was a little inconvenient - hopefully they will open soon.

  • Bogie
    More than a year ago
    A very easy hike

    This was a very nice hike with a couple of overlooks. The trail was easy enough that we will be back again with our senior dog.

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