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Things to do in Grandfather Mountain

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Learn about the history of the area and take a walk on the swinging bridge. Lots of hikes near Grandfather. ”
  • 146 locals recommend
Park
“Are you brave enough to walk (or run or crawl) across the MILE high swinging bridge!?”
  • 30 locals recommend
Route
“Great hike up the side of Grandfather Mountain...not for the faint of heart”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“The most challenging, yet rewarding hike I've ever been on. Takes you through multiple terrains on the way to Calloway Peak.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Plan to park a 2nd car at the top of grandfather unless you have all day for the round trip of this strenuous hike - appx. 6 miles up from profile trail (appx 2 miles from house)”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“This hike via the Profile trail is a little over 4 hours and is a rough high but well worth it. There are ladders. Gorgeous hiking!!!”
  • 1 local recommends