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 was amazed with the scenery and the way the mountains just made my mouth drop in awe and wonder.  I have began hiking as a hobby lately after having a major back surgery in January 2010.  Now after coming there I have a new goal to hike up MacRae Peak so we will be coming back in a few months  and hopefully bring more people with us.  We really enjoyed the natural habitat and the bears. You people really know how to entertain us. The staff was very very and a special thanks to Jill on top of the Mountain at the Swinging Bridge for explaining the points and mountains to us.  She is to be my tour guide when I come back !
    Kent
    Troutman, NC
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