Mile High Swinging Bridge

Swinging Bridge

One mile above sea level. Far beyond ordinary.

A true landmark of a pioneering spirit, the Mile High Swinging Bridge welcomes all visitors to admire 360-degree panoramic views from Grandfather Mountain. The bridge has been in place since 1952—and for just as long it’s excited the thousands who’ve walked across with the thrills of mile-high elevation. Whether you cross it to challenge yourself, for the scenery, or to admire this engineering masterpiece, the experience will make your trip to Grandfather complete.

The Swinging Bridge is now completely wheelchair accessible.  There is now an elevator in the Top Shop.

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  • It was the most breathtaking experience we ever shared as a family. Many memories were made as we hiked on the trails, crossed the mile high bridge and saw the views of this part of our state. We wanted to thank the locals who greeted us, welcomed us, and made our first visit the best! We will return. Great family vacation!
    Patricia
    Willard, NC
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