Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access. For more information call VISITNC or use our Contact page. Been to Grandfather Mountain? The foot suspension bridge spans an foot chasm at more than one mile in elevation. All reviews swinging bridge mile high bridge fudge shop animal habitats across the bridge highland games nature museum forrest gump high winds animal area picnic areas split rock per adult hiking trails bald eagle entrance fee black bears. The weather at Grandfather is always a bit unpredictable and therefore we always suggest to bring some extra layers in the car!
TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites. For even closer access to these native animals, behind-the-scenes tours take place on Saturdays and Sundays from April through October. Add to My Favorites. Though the forest was largely devastated during the 20th century by the introduction of the non-native balsam wooly adelgid , a remnant of this biome still exists on Grandfather Mountain.
Several lofty alpine hiking trails begin from this parking area. At the stoplight turn left and follow US North to the entrance of Grandfather Mountain about 30 miles. Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. More recently, Grandfather Mountain has upgraded their wind equipment in order to help resolve controversy over these high wind recordings.
On that road, people would go from Blowing Rock to Linville in stagecoaches and covered wagons. The original Cherokee name for the mountain was "Tanawha," meaning "a fabulous hawk or eagle. Ranked 1 of 15 things to do in Linville. Always fun at Grandfather. Grandfather Mountain had enough activities and entertainment to keep me occupied for an entire day. Love the mile high bridge and natural animal habitats.