Conquer the Peaks: Grandfather Mountain Trail Adventure

Experience the thrill of the Grandfather Mountain Trail, where rugged paths, ladders, and stunning vistas await the bold.

Last updated: Apr 2024



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  1. Start at the Top Shop Parking Area or Black Rock Parking Area.
  2. Follow the Grandfather Trail across MacRae, Attic Window, and Calloway peaks.
  3. Use cables and ladders in steep sections for safety.
  4. Enjoy the diverse landscapes and breathtaking views along the way.
  5. Complete the 4.8-mile roundtrip hike, allowing at least 5 hours for the journey.



Grandfather Trail, Linville, NC 28646

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Packing List

  • Sturdy hiking boots for rocky and uneven terrains.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (be prepared for sudden changes).
  • Water and snacks for energy replenishment.
  • A camera to capture the stunning views.
  • A small first-aid kit for safety.

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