Linville - Grandfather Mountain

2050 Blowing Rock Highway

Grandfather Mountain is:

The highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountain range (elevation 5,964 ft)

The Mountain is privately owned and is operated as

a scenic travel attraction

a globally recognized nature preserve

One ticket price includes everything:

Guests purchase tickets (one ticket per person) and drive their own vehicles through the park, stopping along the way to enjoy a variety of activities.

Main Attractions:

Beautiful mountain scenery

Mile High Swinging Bridge

Environmental Habitats for native wildlife

Black Bears, Bear cubs, River Otters, Cougars, Eagles and Deer

Nature Museum:

excellent exhibits about the natural history of the region

theater that shows nature movies made on the Mountain

restaurant and gift shop

South's best alpine hiking trails:

More than 12 miles of regularly maintained trails ranging in difficulty from easy nature walks to strenuous backcountry challenges.


Over 100 picnic tables and grills are scattered throughout the park.The picnic area located on the right about 1/3 mile up the summit road is equipped with a water fountain and restrooms. Guests are welcome to
bring their own picnic. Those who have not planned ahead can purchase fried chicken or sandwiches to go from the Museum restaurant.

Naturalist Programs :

Special activities and programs with the Mountain's naturalists are presented daily from June 1 - August 18 and are included in the price of admission. Guided tours and guided hikes with the Mountain's naturalists  are available for an additional fee.

Phone 828-733-4326 for reservations.


GJ The Gman

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
Grand Father mountain is an amazingly peaceful place! The view from here is just awesome! Beautiful beautiful place!

Jocelyn Sias

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
$20 to get in but worth it. The trail is amazing with great sites. The habitat is small but nice to see the wild life animals. The bridge is great with great sites. There are different trails that are great. It's a site to defiantly see.

john mazzell

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Wonderful place to go for a hike. Amazing views.

Charles E. Sewell

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
Still, as always, a great place to visit with much to see and do with an exceptionally helpful and informed staff throughout the park. Definitely worth the admission price. A must visit site for first time and repeat NC visitors!

Amber Boyd

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017
Hard to get a glimpse of the cougar. The viewing area was packed. If you're planning a trip here I suggest you have 4 wheel Drive. Its pretty steep towards the top. My van almost didnt make it. Beautiful views!! No fences, so watch your kids.