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Grandfather Trail

Location backcountry
State(s) North Carolina
Length 3.50 Miles / 5.63 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency Private
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No




photo: Grandfather's Flowers -  photo by Celeste McWilliams
Grandfather's Flowers - photo by Celeste McWilliams

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


Visitor Information

Date Opens: Not Available - Date Closes: Not Available

Time Opens: Not Available - Time Closes: Not Available


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


Additional Information

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

Date Last Updated: 03/15/2013


Contact Information

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


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