Grandfather Mountain

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Grandfather Mountain


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round, weather permitting in winter
  • Hours - spring 9-6, summer 8-7, fall 9-7, 9-5 winter


  • 2050 Blowing Rock Highway

    Linville,   NC   28646

  • Mailing Address -

    P.O. Box 129

    Linville,   NC   28646


Towering almost 6,000 feet, this massive mountain presents visitors with the region’s premier and most ecologically diverse nature preserve. At this sanctuary known for the 360-degree views from its Mile High Swinging Bridge, guests can come eye-to-eye with bears, cougars, otters, a bald eagle and deer in natural habitats, learn about the natural world from knowledgeable guides, stroll gentle nature paths or hike craggy alpine trails.

The Grandfather Mountain attraction borders on Grandfather Mountain State Park. Guests at the attraction may access the State Park trail system from the Swinging Bridge. Free admission to the Grandfather Mountain State Park trails is also available from locations outside of the tourist attraction.

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2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville NC 28646


Latitude: 36° 5' 5.9238" / Longitude: -81° 50' 46.395"

Special Directions:

US Highway 221 two miles north of Linville and one mile south of the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 305

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