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.
Beautiful mountain scenery
Mile High Swinging Bridge
Environmental Habitats for native wildlife
Black Bears, Bear cubs, River Otters, Cougars, Eagles and Deer
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.