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 loved it. It was for a school trip. We went through the bridge and I could feel it swinging. It was amazing up there. I never seen anything like it. I hope I come back!! It was SUPER cold! That didn't stop the beauty of it though!! Thanks for the great time!
    Brandon
    Miami, FL
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