Grandfather Mountain

At 5,964 feet above sea level, Grandfather Mountain is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountain Range and the only private park in the world designated by the UNESCO as an International Biosphere Reserve. Cross the mile high swinging and experience the thrill of a lifetime. Be sure to bring a jacket since the wind blows almost continually here and the highest temperature was 83′ in August 16 years ago.

Grandfather Mountain offers 12 miles of hiking trails from moderate to challenging. The most difficult trail is 2.3 miles long and starts at the summit’s visitor center. It crosses Grandfathers highest peaks on its way to the pinnacle and eleven ladders are placed in order to traverse the cliffs.