One of North America 's largest Highland Games , the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games , are held here each year, drawing in visitors from all over the world. One mile above sea level. Park regulations are enforced by patrolling state park rangers. The primary massif ridge of the mountain is oriented roughly north to south, and features four named peaks: Write a Review Add Photo. Views Read Edit View history. It is located at the meeting point of Avery , Caldwell highest point , and Watauga highest point counties.
Mile High Swinging Bridge - Review of Grandfather Mountain, Linville, NC - TripAdvisor
Paid admission includes your visit to the Nature Museum where you can see exhibits about the mountain and North Carolina, a documentary film theater, restaurant and gift shop. East of the bridge: On top of Grandfather Mountain, like many mountain peaks above ' in North Carolina, grows an "island" of Southern Appalachian spruce-fir forest. Jenkins Rentals Hello friends! It's our goal that every visitor has a great experience and hopefully goes away with a deeper appreciation of nature.
In years previous when the whole mountain was privately owned, hikers and campers were required to pay fees. The cables, floor boards and side rails were all replaced using galvanized steel. It is considered the largest "gathering of clans" because more different family lines are represented at this event than any other in North America. The average snow depth peaks in February at 3 inches. You may use cash or a check at self-pay lots.
Read all 1, reviews. Cherokee Croatan Nantahala Pisgah Uwharrie. Ask Jim M about Grandfather Mountain. Mildred died in at age In favorable weather conditions this trail is considered advanced. All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. The hike to the mile high swinging bridge is spectacular as it offers stunning views over the North Carolina high country.