National Recreation Trails Database

Hosted by AmericanTrails.org


Browse Common Topics
Search our Website

Grandfather Trail

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

 

 

Description

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

Directions

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
hiking@grandfather.com

 

Related Webpages and Documents

Title Type Link
None Available

 

 

Do you see a problem with this trail data? Contact either the trail manager (listed above) or email trailhead@americantrails.org.

 

NOTE: The information on this web site and/or in this database is provided for the convenience of the public, trail managers, organizations, elected officials, etc. Neither the National Park Service, the USDA Forest Service, nor American Trails can guarantee that the information is accurate. Trail users are urged to inquire locally about weather, trail conditions, trail characteristics, fees, and regulations! The information on this web site and/or in this database should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the U.S. Government, and any mention of trade names, commercial products, or businesses does not constitute their endorsement by the U.S. Government.

 

 

 

trail database

 



Facebook Twitter

Stay up to date on legislative issues for trails, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

trail database

The on-line database has details on the currently designated National Recreation Trails. The NRT Program online is hosted by American Trails: www.AmericanTrails.org

 

The NTTP Online Calendar connects you with courses, conferences, and trail-related training

 

Promote your trail through the National Recreation Trails Program

 

PDF  Some of our documents are in PDF format and require free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.
  Download Acrobat Reader

 

section 508 logo American Trails and NTTP support accessibility with Section 508: read more.