Interpretive Ranger Programs

Interpretive Ranger Programs

Meet the people who know Grandfather almost as well as the squirrels do.

What kind of flower is this? How did this boulder get here? Did Native Americans live on the mountain? Grandfather Mountain inspires questions of all kinds. And there’s nobody better to answer them than Grandfather’s Interpretive Rangers. Friendly and knowledgeable, they’re on hand to discuss anything from geology to weather to the making of Forrest Gump on the mountain — making your visit even more remarkable.

Look for Interpretive Rangers by the Swinging Bridge and other popular sites.

Rangers are also available to lead guided hikes by reservation.

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  • We had an amazing time. I loved the new top shop - it's definitely something to be proud of. Having severe arthritis in my hips, the elevator was a Godsend!  Thank you for such wonderful people. This trip was great. We got to see the bears fed an afternoon snack. You have such wonderful views too! I know we'll definitely be back again. Thanks for wonderful memories.

    Barlow, Kentucky
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