Grandfather Mountain, Linville

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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  • Maryland family vacationing thoroughly enjoyed this, even on a rainy, overcast day! Just know due to COVID you MUST make reservations online. It was nice that the crowd size is limited, becasue you.....  more »
  • Grandfather Mountain was a lot of fun. The highlight was obviously the suspension bridge, but walking through the grounds to see the animals was also a lot of fun. The museum left something to be...  more »
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  • 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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