Grandfather Mountain is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge mountain range and a globally recognized nature preserve. Enjoy 360-degree mountain views, cross a mile-high swinging bridge, photograph native wildlife in natural habitats, enjoy a workshop with staff naturalists, or hike 11 trails of varying degrees of difficulty.

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Review of Grandfather Mountain

Active and Adventure Review of Grandfather Mountain

Away Travel Editor: Alistair Wearmouth
Editor Rating 3.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Day Hiking
Editor Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Grandfather is a privately operated nature preserve that's perfectly packaged for adventurous families. Visit a wildlife sanctuary on the lower slopes with otters, bears, cougars, and bald eagles, then hike up to the dramatic swinging bridge. If you've still got some puff, keep going to the summit, the highest point of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Visit early (the park opens at 9 a.m.) to take in the views. Conditions are clearest in the mornings, plus you'll get a jump on the crush of people that arrive from mid-morning till mid-afternoon, especially during peak leaf-peeping season.

P.O. Box 129, US 221
Linville, North Carolina 28646

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 1-800-468-7325
Fax: (828) 733-2608
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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