We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grandfather Mountain

Features Animals
Share
Review Highlights
Well maintained and run, beautiful views

It’s $20/pp to get in as others have griped about. But it’s clear what your money buys. Everything... read more

Reviewed today
therealmjfox
,
Apex, North Carolina
via mobile
need to do this

The views from this area are just amazing. I can not see how anyone could say there is no God once... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lynnette904
,
Lafayette, Louisiana
Read all 1,919 reviews
1,886
All photos (1,886)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“swinging bridge”(467 reviews)
“mile high bridge”(199 reviews)
“fudge shop”(127 reviews)
About
Grandfather Mountain’s pristine scenery and sweeping vistas rejuvenate mind and spirit. At an elevation of 5,946 feet, Grandfather is recognized as one of the world’s most diverse nature preserves. Be exhilarated by the altitude and panoramic views...more
Contact
2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Website
+1 828-733-2013
Call
Reviews (1,919)
Filter reviews
1,885 results
Traveller rating
1,342
395
84
36
28
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
1,342
395
84
36
28
Show reviews that mention
All reviews swinging bridge mile high bridge fudge shop animal habitats nature museum across the bridge highland games forrest gump high winds per adult hiking trails black rock entrance fee bald eagles afraid of heights audio cd black beans
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,885 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile

It’s $20/pp to get in as others have griped about. But it’s clear what your money buys. Everything is well maintained and there is good staffing at all places that need it. Multiple staff directing traffic at the entrance and the top. Nothing run down...More

Thank therealmjfox
Reviewed today

It was great weather below the mountain at the entry gate. They said it was 64mph on the top so it was closed. We were first in line and had to go home. Long trip from Chicago only to see the bridge from the Blue...More

Thank alohagirl20162016
Reviewed 4 days ago

The views from this area are just amazing. I can not see how anyone could say there is no God once they see this. Just amazing.

Thank lynnette904
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to visit, it was cold and too windy but the nice part is special music was produced when the wind blew through the swinging bridge bars.

Thank J J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highest point and awesome views. The animal sanctuary is a must see. Dont miss out on the feedings. And the fudge shop is a true treat.

Thank Kimberly S
Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed everything the mountain has to offer. I hope to see you and yours back on the mountain again real soon. Sincerely, Sarah Weigle Marketing & Communications Associate Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second time visiting Grandfather Mountain. The swing bridge is just as adventurous as it was last time. The hiking trails are very well kept. My father & I had a great hike and enjoyed the view. The only negative is that it’s...More

1  Thank nurseadam82
Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this great review. I am glad you enjoyed your hike. As for our prices, you may be interested to know that we're a nonprofit organization, with a mission of inspiring conservation of the natural world. As such, all of our funding is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A guided CD tour leads you in your car to the almost-top of the mountain. Walk across the swinging bridge (does not really swing like you may think, though) for great views. There are also trails if you want to do real hiking. Back down...More

Thank Sara A
Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed everything the mountain has to offer. I hope to see you and yours back on the mountain again real soon. Sincerely, Sarah Weigle Marketing & Communications Associate Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the price of admission. A guided audio tour (CD or USB drive) helps you identify where you are in the park and provides a history of Grandfather Mountain. The animals are fun to watch. The fudge is delicious and oh the view! Absolutely...More

Thank RNTerri
Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this fantastic review. I am glad you enjoyed the CD. I hope to see you and yours back on the mountain again real soon. Sincerely, Sarah Weigle Marketing & Communications Associate Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Twenty dollars per person proved to be a bargain. The bridge and walk up the boulders to the top was very exhilarating. We were told it was 42 degrees with a wind chill near freezing. It was windy enough that you needed to hold onto...More

Thank Steve P
Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this great review. I am glad you enjoyed the Mile High Swinging Bridge and the animals. I hope to see you and yours back on the mountain again real soon. Sincerely, Sarah Weigle Marketing & Communications Associate Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply beautiful at the top. We decided to stop here on our way up to our cabin outside W. Jefferson. Conveniently located right off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Although we did no hiking, there seems to be trails throughout the park. When we arrived...More

Thank Angie W
Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed everything the mountain has to offer. I hope to see you and yours back on the mountain again real soon. Sincerely, Sarah Weigle Marketing & Communications Associate Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Eseeola Lodge at Linville Golf Club
44 reviews
2.83 km away
Sugartop Resort
48 reviews
4.60 km away
Sugar Ski & Country Club
53 reviews
4.77 km away
The Branches
5 reviews
5.41 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 10 nearby restaurants
Old Hampton Store and BBQ
197 reviews
3.04 km away
Habaneros
44 reviews
2.81 km away
The Eseeola Lodge Dining Room
59 reviews
2.83 km away
Tartan Restaurant
148 reviews
2.77 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 18 nearby attractions
Linville Gorge Wilderness Area
196 reviews
1.72 km away
Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline
1,275 reviews
6.65 km away
Linville Falls
64 reviews
1.87 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Taylor P
September 16, 2018|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from ASH814 | Reviewed this property |
Week days. I imagine early May before school is out for the summer. Fall is definitely busy.
0
Votes
Dana B
August 5, 2018|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Frank R | Property representative |
It's always hard to say in the mountains, but it can possibly snow anywhere between late October through late March, sometimes even April. Grandfather Mountain, however, is open year-round, weather-permitting, with the... More
1
Vote
kurlytop79
July 24, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from scooter69s | Reviewed this property |
It's not too bad! Drive up past the split rock after taking pictures to the next parking area! It's much closer to the museum and animal enclosures! At the top there is another museum and shop,with an elevator to make the... More
2
Votes