This is by far the hardest day hike I have ever hiked, though very rewarding.

Would be wise to bring a friend with you.

Particularly someone with a similar sense of adventure as you do.

Because this hike is an intense workout.

As well as someone who as well has a head for heights!

For there are many!

Some that even intimidated me.


…it was worth it!

NameGrandfather Mountain
Location2050 Blowing Rock Hwy, Linville, NC 28646
Parking/Trailhead36.096238, -81.831824
Trail NameGrandfather Trail
Hike Length (Total)4.0 miles (out + back)

Side Notes:

  • The entry fee is $20/person, not $20/car so I would not judge you if you stuck your friends in your trunk.
  • Grand Father Mountain State Park however does not charge an entry fee so if you wanted you could hike to grandfather mountain area from a trailhead within the State Park to avoid fees all together.
  • This sign, found at the trailhead is very informative:

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