Want to see the views from the highest peak east of the Mississippi? You don’t have to hike. Soaring to a dizzying 6,684 ft. above sea level, Mt. Mitchell invites you to ride to its peak and take in the view. When you ride to the top of this mighty peak, you get to see breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, rolling ridges and fertile valleys. Forested and forever misty, Mount Mitchell State Park will provide you with some of the most tranquil moments you’ll ever experience. On the way, you’ll ride the Blue Ridge Parkway through Craggy Gardens and past Glassmine Falls.