Grandfather Mountain Map

Plan Your Visit

Here are plenty of resources and information to help you plan a visit to Grandfather Mountain – home to the Mile High Swinging Bridge, Wildlife Habitats, Wilson Center for Nature Discovery, hiking trails, educational programs, special events and much more – all located along the 2-mile entrance road to the summit! We are open almost every day of the year. See our operating hours.

Grandfather Mountain Tickets

Buy Tickets Now

Purchase tickets online and make your time reservation. Read more.

Things to Do

Things to Do

Walk across the Swinging Bridge, hike, picnic, see animals and more. Get info.

Grandfather Mountain Entrance


Find the best and easiest route – better than GPS! Get details.

Events Calendar

Special Events

See upcoming events, including daily programs. Go to our Events Calendar.

Weather Grandfather Mtn


Read about our unique weather. Get forecast and reports.

Viaduct Blue Ridge Parkway

Area Information

Find nearby lodging, attractions and fun small towns. Read more.

Accessibility at Grandfather Mountain


Find many options fo those with limited mobility. See details.

Guided Experiences Grandfather Mountain


Get a close-up view with animals, take field courses and more. See options.

Grandfather Mountain Hours


Get answers to the most asked questions. See our list.

Bridge Club Annual Pass Grandfather Mountain

Bridge Club Annual Pass

Join for unlimited visits, discounts and special benefits. Sign up now.

Hiking Trails Grandfather Mountain

Trail Descriptions

Hike trails through gentle forests or atop rugged peaks. Read more.

Grandfather Mountain is a rugged, natural landscape. Please be aware of your surroundings, supervise children and avoid all ledges. No alcohol permitted.

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

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