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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  • My wife and I along with our daughter, son in law and grand daughter recently visited the mountains and one of the highlights was our trip the Grandfather Mt. The reason it was great was because everything is handicap accessible.  My wife is wheelchair bound and we were able to include her in everything even the bridge. She was so happy because she was able to tell everyone the story of the first time she ever walked across the bridge and how it was made of wood. The animal park was the best and the highlight for our grand daughter. We were on vacation for a week and the trip to Grandfather was the last day and we truly saved the best for last. Thank you for all you do to make this State Treasure open to all.
    Cliff
    Chocowinity, NC
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