Grandfather Mountain, Linville

Must see · Mountain · Wildlife Area
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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  • Family friendly and dog friendly. We all enjoyed climbing around and taking several photos of the amazing views. Lunch at Mildred’s Cafe, a visit to see the animals and driving on the hairpin curves.....  more »
  • Wife and I checked this out September 1, 2020. Our last visit here was 1986(!). Due to Covid-19, you must order tickets in advance, online. That's easy enough. We ordered ours a few weeks in...  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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