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Grandfather Mountain State Park

9872 North Carolina Highway 105, Banner Elk, NC 28604
+1 828-963-9522
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Stopped to view sights on the mountain. Great views. Little pricy but on vacation price... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sligome
Make a Day of It

The Top is awesome with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains for 100 miles the day we were there... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DJSCarolina
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Taylors, South Carolina
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9872 North Carolina Highway 105, Banner Elk, NC 28604
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+1 828-963-9522
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"swinging bridge"
in 19 reviews
"mile high bridge"
in 7 reviews
"profile trail"
in 7 reviews
"animal exhibits"
in 5 reviews
"nature museum"
in 4 reviews
"forrest gump"
in 4 reviews
"calloway peak"
in 3 reviews
"nice gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"daniel boone"
in 3 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 3 reviews
"across the bridge"
in 3 reviews
"fudge shop"
in 3 reviews
"trail head"
in 2 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
in 2 reviews
"cd tour"
in 2 reviews
"per adult"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped to view sights on the mountain. Great views. Little pricy but on vacation price overlooked. Bridge is must do walk

Thank Sligome
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Top is awesome with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains for 100 miles the day we were there. Great Amenities and easy to navigate through the Park.

Thank DJSCarolina
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

this is a great place to see,it has a zoo on your way up the mountain we stopped and checked out the animals,kids will love it, then make our way to top and walked over bridge and walked over rocks to the top great view

Thank rodgerk943
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

What a beautiful place to visit with so many interesting things to see. Be sure to take time to stroll through the animal habitat and of course the mile high bridge!

Thank mbfarmhouse
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This State Park was a very enjoyable and interesting place to visit. The views are excellent and the CD tour is very interesting. Highly recommend for a great day outing.

Thank A2579BCwayne
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

One of the oldest mountains in the world, Grandfather Mountain has been preserved as a North Carolina state park. Lots of hiking, rock climbing and beautiful wooded scenery. The hike from the parking area to the tops peaks is a 4-6 hour trek depending on...More

Thank Donna D
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

2,456 acres along the north side of Grandfather Mountain form North Carolina’s newest state park, established in 2009. Hiking is the primary activity, with miles of challenging trails traversing steep, rocky terrain. Along the summit, the trail requires hikers to ascend and descend over large...More

Thank D2958ZXgarym
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

What a scenic drive to the top of this beautiful mountain. It is spectacular to view from the surrounding area but even better up close and personal. Take the drive. It is so worth it. Great hiking trails, views, flora and fauna. A great afternoon...More

Thank Gran7
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Everyone can enjoy the beauty. We did a small hike and enjoyed every minute. Love the new parking area.

Thank saylors
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

The CD guided tour is nice. There is a great museum and animal habitats along the way. You will also see the split rock and the curve that Forrest Gump ran. When you reach the top, you have to go out on the mile high...More

Thank Madalyn M
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paige brooks c
18 April 2018|
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Response from Gran7 | Reviewed this property |
The drive to the mountain is beautiful. The visitor center is easy access. Great photos and history and views. There is an elevator. The walk to the swinging bridge is not hard. Blowing Rock has lots but it is a drive from... More
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paige brooks c
18 April 2018|
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Response from Wayne R | Reviewed this property |
Besides Grandfather Mt, try Blowing Rock, Roan Mt, and maybe a couple of wineries.
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Norma G
4 July 2017|
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Response from Greg W | Reviewed this property |
It does not cost anything to park and hike in the state park. It only costs to go to the tourist area which is still privately owned.
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