Home to one of the most significant peaks on the East Coast, Grandfather Mountain State Park is a Carolina must-do. At this staple of the Blue Ridge, towering nearly a mile in the clouds, you will find yourself in a wonderland of alpine vistas and cascading streams. Seemingly unbelievable views can be seen from this sentinel summit. Go ahead see for yourself, stand upon and gaze off it’s cliff sides. Experience all this and more on a backpacking trip. Don’t forget all the essentials as it will be full on primitive to the core. This trail may not be for beginners as the 12 miles of ridgeline hiking is rated challenging.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

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Grandfather Mountain State Park
North Carolina
United States
Phone Number
(828) 963-9522
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36.12° N, 81.802° W
Tent Only - Group - Hike In: 1 Site
(Up to people per site)
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