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.
Grandfather Mountain reviews
I went to Grandfather Mountain with my kids ages 8-19 in September of 2020 and we had a blast. I wish the attendant who gave us the CD would’ve explained to us to put it in our CD player right then... more »
We loved having the CD in our car playing as we drove up the mountain. Loved having it describe all of the sites we were seeing. The fudge at the shoppe by the animals was delicious. The entire... 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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