Grandfather Trail

photo: Grandfather's Flowers -  photo by Celeste McWilliams Type:
Length: 3.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Camping Agency: Private
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: backcountry
States: North Carolina
Latitude: 36.096064   Longitude: -81.831842

Enter Grandfather mountain at the gate on US Hwy 221 Drive to Black Rock parking area to access trail.


Upper mountain ridge trail of great variety - spruce/fir forest, mountain, open space. Cables and ladders for steep sections. 2 centuries ago explorer/botanist Andre Michaux thought that he had arrived at the high point of North America here

Additional Details

Width: 72 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1982

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Steve Miller
Backcountry Manager
Grandfather Mountain Inc
P.O. Box129
Linville , NC 28646
(828) 733-2013



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