Grandfather Trail to Calloway Peak (Watauga Viewpoint) is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Linville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until November.
How long does it take to explore Grandfather Mountain?
Although your visit can be as long or as short as you choose, we recommend that you budget at least 2.5 to 3 hours to see it all.
Does it cost to hike Grandfather Mountain?
Admission rates: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors (60+), $9 for children and no charge for children under age four. Grandfather Mountain’s backcountry trails (which link to the Park’s Mile High Swinging Bridge) may be accessed for free from outside of the Park attraction.
Has anyone ever died on Grandfather Mountain?
Some of the best views come on ledges with little room for error. One step or stumble can mean trouble. There have been three fatalities here since 1952, two within the last year, and while any is too many, mountain authorities say that’s not a bad record for 46 years.
Are there waterfalls at Grandfather Mountain?
US 221 Waterfall | GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN : Wonders Never Cease.
Is Grandfather Mountain worth the money?
If you love nature, you will love Grandfather Mountain. It is a steep drive in your car, but worth it for a wonderful view. There is hiking at many different levels, animals and great picture taking. Enjoy!