Mt. Jefferson State Park: West Jefferson is a small town with a lot of character just a short drive from Boone. The nearby Mt. Jefferson State Park provides visitors with a great opportunity to drive up and check out the view from one of the highest mountains in the area (4,684 ft.) Several short trails near the summit offer informative signs on local flora and fauna with great views, beautiful wild flowers, and the chance to view the elusive Peregrine Falcon.
Directions from Boone: Take Hwy 421 S for 10 miles to a left onto Hwy 221 N. Follow for 14 miles to right turn onto Mt. Jefferson State Park Rd. Follow 3.5 miles to the state park.