Grandfather Mountain, Linville

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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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  • If you are planning to hike the Grandfather Trail (blue marked trail), you MUST have actual, hiking footwear, not “athletic” shoes. I’ve seen every kind of inappropriate shoe heading up the trail... 
    If you are planning to hike the Grandfather Trail (blue marked trail), you MUST have actual, hiking footwear, not “athletic” shoes. I’ve seen every kind of inappropriate shoe heading up the trail...  more »
  • This place will always be one of my favorite places on this Earth. I am so grateful to get to enjoy this beautiful place- the swinging bridge, the animal exhibits, the beautiful nature, the hiking... 
    This place will always be one of my favorite places on this Earth. I am so grateful to get to enjoy this beautiful place- the swinging bridge, the animal exhibits, the beautiful nature, the hiking...  more »
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  • Had to make a reservation during peak fall season but it's worth it.
  • Scared of heights but got great pics.

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