Grand Father Mountain North Carolina

Visiting Grand Father Mountain North Carolina for Breathtaking Views

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Grand Father Mountain North Carolina

One of our favorite day trips we have ever been on has been up to Grand Father Mountain, North Carolina!

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Nestled in the captivating Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Grandfather Mountain stands as a testament to the mesmerizing beauty of the natural world. With its majestic peaks, diverse wildlife, and ecological significance, this destination draws nature enthusiasts, hikers, and adventurers from across the globe. Let’s embark on a journey to explore the wonders of Grandfather Mountain and discover why it captures the hearts of all who visit.

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Grandfather Mountain boasts a range of towering peaks that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. As part of the UNESCO-designated Blue Ridge Biosphere Reserve, this natural gem features a network of scenic trails that wind through its rugged terrain. Hikers of all skill levels can lose themselves in the beauty, witness stunning vistas, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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An iconic feature of Grandfather Mountain is its famous Mile-High Swinging Bridge. This suspension bridge provides an exhilarating experience as visitors traverse its length, suspended high above the picturesque valleys below. Walking across the bridge offers unparalleled panoramic views, allowing visitors to fully appreciate the grandeur of the mountain and its surrounding beauty.

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Grandfather Mountain, with its majestic peaks, awe-inspiring views, and abundant wildlife, offers an unforgettable experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. Its scenic trails, iconic swinging bridge, and commitment to conservation make it a must-visit destination in North Carolina. Discover the wonders of Grandfather Mountain and let its beauty leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Here is a video from the top of Grand Father Mountain!

Please note you will need to buy tickets to visit Grand Father Mountain. Tickets are only available through online reservations. Every ticket sold helps keep Grandfather Mountain pristine and beautiful for generations to come, thanks to the careful oversight of the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.

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They have three tiers of daily ticket rates. Click here to see daily rates & book your visit.

Base Days: These are quieter days, mostly in the winter months.

  • Adult: $15
  • Senior (60 & over): $13
  • Child (ages 4-12): $10
  • AAA Adult: $13
  • AAA Child: $9

Mid-Level Days: These include most, not all, March-October dates. Extra experiences in the park, such as Grandfather’s schedule of Daily Programs, run April-October.

  • Adult: $24
  • Senior (60 & over): $22
  • Child (ages 4-12): $10
  • AAA Adult: $22
  • AAA Child: $9

Peak Days: These are the in-demand days, usually around a holiday or fall color season, that also typically feature extra experiences in the park.

  • Adult: $28
  • Senior (60 & over): $26
  • Child (ages 4-12): $10
  • AAA Adult: $26
  • AAA Child: $9

For more information visit their website.

Visiting Grand Father Mountain North Carolina for Breathtaking Views


Chip was born in PA, grew up in Florida and moved to North Carolina in his early 20's. NC is now his home and he enjoys hiking, camping, and exploring the outdoors. Follow along for all of his adventures!

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