United States Mount Zion

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T. Kirkendall and V. Spring

About this spot

Except for two weeks a year, there is nothing special about this trail through the forest to the overgrown summit of Mount Zion. However, when the native rhododendrons are in bloom, this is one of the premier locations for viewing and photographing them. The trail tunnels through the rhododendrons which grow in great profusion, filling all open areas around the trees. As the trail climbs, the rhododendrons grow lacier, often hung with streamers of moss. The trail to the overgrown summit is well graded and only 1.8 miles long. If you are looking for views, Mount Townsend is a better location.

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