NOTICE

HOLIDAY HOURS UPDATE:  The park will close early 12/15/22 (our company holiday party) and 12/24/22 (Christmas Eve). On those two days, the park will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the last entry at 2 p.m. and trails closing at 3 p.m.

Grandfather Mountain will be closed Christmas Day (12/25/22).

Tickets must now be purchased online! More info.

Wilson Center Exhibits

Things to Do

Welcome to Grandfather Mountain! Our nature park is home to amazing biodiversity and scenic beauty. From the Mile-High Swinging Bridge to wildlife habitats, hands-on exhibits and spectacular hiking, find plenty to explore. See more.

Holiday Gifts

Holiday Shopping

Looking for unique gifts that give back? We have many options, including animal adoptions, behind-the-scenes tours, painting with an otter, our famous fudge, annual pass and more. Find ideas online or in person at our two gift shops. Read more.

Donate to Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Donate Now

Please consider a year-end donation to our Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation to help ensure this mountain remains an unspoiled haven with many educational opportunities. Read more and donate online.

Winter Hiking

Winter Hiking

Our hiking trails remain open during our months of November-March, weather permitting. It’s a great time of year to explore and enjoy the quieter time on the mountain. Plan ahead with our Winter Hiking Tips.

Mildreds Grill Hamburger

Plan Your Visit

Make the most out of your time with us! Get all the details to plan the perfect trip. See our hours, dining options, driving directions, weather forecast, accessibility options, souvenir shopping, trail maps and more! Start planning.

Grandfather Mountain Tickets

Reservations Required

With the exception of Bridge Club members and passholders, guests are now required to purchase their tickets in advance by booking their visit online. To reserve a time, please click here.

Otters at Grandfather Mountain

Things to Do

Welcome to Grandfather Mountain! Our nature park is home to amazing biodiversity and scenic beauty in an International Biosphere Reserve. From the Mile-High Swinging Bridge to wildlife habitats and hiking with spectacular views, find plenty to explore. See more.

Grandfather Mountain Tickets

Reservations Required

With the exception of Bridge Club members and passholders, guests are now required to purchase their tickets in advance by booking their visit online. To reserve a time, please click here.

Restaurant Grandfather Mountain

Plan Your Visit

Make the most out of your time with us! Get all the details to plan the perfect trip. See our hours, dining options, driving directions, weather forecast, accessibility options, souvenir shopping, trail maps and more! Start planning.

Swinging Bridge Couple at Grandfather Mtn

Nov & Dec: What to do?

Many say it’s the most wonderful time of year as deep blue skies appear many days with 100-mile views. Find plenty to see and do in the “quiet season” with postcard winter scenes. Watch the wildlife, see endless vistas from the bridge and shop for special gifts. Read more.

Wilson Center

New in 2022: Wilson Center for Nature Discovery

Opening in mid 2022 is our Conservation Campus with the new Wilson Center for Nature Discovery, classrooms, amphitheater, botanical gardens and more. View our interactive map to learn more!

Join the Bridge Club

With your annual pass membership, enjoy greater access to the wonders of Grandfather Mountain with unlimited free admission and many benefits. Help our non-profit Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation build a bridge to the future. Find out more!

Share the Wonders of #GrandfatherMtn

Post your Grandfather Mountain photos with our hashtag to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for a chance to be featured!

Grandfather Mountain | Home to the Swinging Bridge, Animal Habitats and Nature Museum

GPS: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Mailing: PO Box 129, Linville, NC 28646
1-800-468-7325

Owned & operated by Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.
Go here for Grandfather Mountain State Park information.
Member of Southern Highlands Attractions