Mile High View

Mile High View

Grandfather Mountain’s Calloway Peak is the highest point along the Blue Ridge Escarpment, reaching an elevation of 5,946 feet.

Visitors to Grandfather drive their own vehicles to an elevation of one mile above sea level, where they enjoy inspirational vistas stretching out for miles in every direction.

The Mile High Swinging Bridge is located next to the Top Shop parking area. The 228-foot steel structure is America’s highest suspension footbridge.

The hiker’s parking area is located three turns below the summit parking area and is the starting point for 12 miles of alpine trails through Grandfather Mountain’s backcountry.

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  • I just wanted to say that Grandfather Mountain is truly one of the most beautiful places to visit! Last year on a vacation to the Apple Festival in Wilkesboro, my fiancee decided that the Mile High Swinging Bridge would be the perfect place to pop the question! We were half way across when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! It was beautiful!
    Tina
    Albemarle, NC
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