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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  • Absolutely breathtaking! I'm a big chicken and worried about crossing the Swinging Bridge for weeks. So glad I conquered my fears and crossed the bridge with my fearless husband. We drove the entire Blue Ridge Parkway, and Grandfather Mountain was a highlight! Thank you.
    Monica W.
    Cohutta, GA
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