The 228-foot suspension bridge spans an 80-foot chasm at more than one mile in elevation. Surveys show that the journey to the other side is always considered the highlight of a trip to Grandfather Mountain.
How much does it cost to get into Grandfather Mountain?
COST: Admission is required to enter Grandfather Mountain. Admission rates: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors (60+), $9 for children and no charge for children under age four.
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.
Do you have to pay to hike Grandfather Mountain?
Hikers can access the the trails inside Grandfather Mountain State Park for FREE from trailheads outside the attraction. Access to the trails from the Swinging Bridge requires the purchase of a ticket to the attraction.