No Hiking Fees

MacRae Peak

Hiking in Grandfather Mountain State Park

The backcountry of Grandfather Mountain is now Grandfather Mountain State Park.  There is no charge to access Grandfather Mountain State Park from trailheads outside the travel attraction, but registration is required for safety reasons.

Visitors to the Grandfather Mountain travel attraction are still able to access Grandfather’s backcountry trails from the Swinging Bridge area, which is included in the price of admission to the attraction. Hikers wishing to access Grandfather Mountain State Park from the Swinging Bridge are required to purchase a general admission ticket to the attraction before driving to the summit.

Registering to Hike in Grandfather Mountain State Park:

Self-registration permits are available at the Profile Trailhead off N.C. 105 and along the Tanawha Trail before accessing the Nuwati and Daniel Boone Scout Trails from the Boone Fork Parking Area on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

For more information about the Grandfather Mountain trails program, write:

Grandfather Mountain Backcountry Manager
P.O. Box 129
Linville , NC 28646
Or email: hiking@grandfather.com
Or call: 828-737-0833