Highest Peak on the East Side: Can You Name It?

We all love visiting wide open spaces. From national parks and forest service land to local city and county parks there are tons of great places to explore. The states also have an amazing park system. This week's Mystery Destination is a state park that is absolutely stunning this time of year. Read the clues and see if you know what outdoor destination we are talking about.

  • This state park was established in 1915 making it the first state park located in this state.

  • Like mountains? This state park is home to the two tallest peaks east of the Mississippi River. The tallest is the namesake of this park.

  • Hikers will find trails that lead to the summit of four peaks all over the elevation of 6,000 feet.

  • Fall is the perfect time to visit this area. The deciduous trees that cover the mountain sides with yellow, orange and red leaves will surely demand you pull out your camera.

  • While you're in the area be sure to take a ride on the nearby parkway that will take you for a 469 mile scenic ride.


Do you know the state park we are talking about? Enter your guess in the comments below. Have you ever visited this park? When was the last time you were there?

Too easy? Try these other Mystery Destinations:

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Steep and Deep Canyon
Name this Mystery Peak
Andy Hawbaker
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Andy Hawbaker
Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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