Coordinates: Latitude: N 36.393564°Longitude: W -81.468012°
Elevation: 1600-400+ feet
Mount Jefferson offers 5 hiking trails ranging from kid friendly, to strenuous. It offers views of several states, rare ecology and diverse habitats that support bird and wildlife communities, gaining it the distinction of a national natural landmark.
At the higher elevations, species such as the Red-tailed Hawk, warblers such as the Chestnut-sided, Canada and Black-throated Warblers are often seen. A male Rose-breasted Grosbeak is always a treat to see, and the common White-breasted Nuthatch is a common sighting.
Be sure and check out the history of this mountain, from its geological beginnings to its use as an Indian hunting ground, and later as part of the Underground Railroad.
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Banner photo of Saw-whet Owl courtesy of Jesse Pope.