Grandfather Mountain, Linville

#1 of 10 in Things to do in Linville
Must see · Mountain · Nature / Park
At 5,946 ft (1,812 m), Grandfather Mountain is one of the highest peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is home to a number of attractions. The mountain is most famous for its mile-high swinging bridge that links two of its rocky peaks. This engineering marvel provides views of up to 160 km (100 mi) on clear days. To see more of the mountain up close, set out on one of the paved walks or hiking trails. You can see some of the mountain's most elusive wildlife, including bald eagles, river otters, and black bears, at their enclosed environmental habitats. Those with a sweet tooth might want to pop into the mountain's fudge store. Bring a jacket; the high elevation makes it considerably cooler than the surrounding area. Plan your visit to Grandfather Mountain and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Linville online itinerary maker.
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  • This is a really unique place to visit. They have wildlife that you can view. You receive a map and thumb drive/CD describing the drive up, when you enter the gate. May sure to listen to it as you.....  more »
  • I really had my doubts about this “privately owned” attraction that seemed overpriced. I was wrong because this place is a “not to be missed,” top-of-the-world experience. The view from the top is.....  more »
  • Great view but not as great as it sounds
  • Great scenery! Cd guided tour up the mountain was a great idea.

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