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18 mi 30 km of trail 5 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 0 Trails Intermediate Trails 8 Trails Hard Trails 6 Trails
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Recommended Routes in Grandfather - 4

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Favorite Interesting rock formation next to the boardwalk protecting the delicate ecosystems on top of the ridge.
Difficult

Tanawha Trail

13.3 mi 21.3 km 1,131' Up 344.84 m Up 1,956' Down 596.12 m Down

Linville, NC
Favorite Interesting rock formation next to the boardwalk protecting the delicate ecosystems on top of the ridge.
Intermediate/Difficult

Rough Ridge

1.1 mi 1.8 km 337' Up 102.65 m Up 336' Down 102.42 m Down

Foscoe, NC
Favorite Looking out near McRae Peak.
Difficult

Peaks of Grandfather Mountain

9.1 mi 14.6 km 2,827' Up 861.65 m Up 2,827' Down 861.62 m Down

Banner Elk, NC
Favorite Looking out near McRae Peak.
Difficult

MacRae Peak Out and Back

1.8 mi 2.9 km 697' Up 212.45 m Up 697' Down 212.56 m Down

Linville, NC

Trails in Grandfather - 9

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3.5 mi 5.7 km #1Profile Trail
Difficult
Banner Elk, NC
Difficult
Banner Elk, NC 28 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #2Grandfather Trail
Difficult
Linville, NC
Difficult
Linville, NC 19 
2.9 mi 4.6 km #3Daniel Boone Scout Trail
Difficult
Foscoe, NC
Difficult
Foscoe, NC 10 
0.8 mi 1.3 km #4Cragway Trail
Difficult
Foscoe, NC
Difficult
Foscoe, NC
0.9 mi 1.5 km #5Black Rock Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Linville, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Linville, NC
0.5 mi 0.8 km #6Underwood Trail
Difficult
Linville, NC
Difficult
Linville, NC
1.1 mi 1.8 km #7Nuwati Trail
Intermediate
Foscoe, NC
Intermediate
Foscoe, NC
0.4 mi 0.6 km #8Bridge Trail
Intermediate
Linville, NC
Intermediate
Linville, NC
6.3 mi 10.2 km #9Wilson Creek Trail
Intermediate
Linville, NC
Intermediate
Linville, NC

Photos of Grandfather - 34

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Looking out near McRae Peak.
Jul 31, 2017 near Linville, NC
Climbing back down the ladders and Cliffside...
Aug 8, 2019 near Linville, NC
The beautiful view right after we climbed the final ladder!! Was a bit challenging trying to overcome my fear of heights but was definitely worth the views
Aug 8, 2019 near Linville, NC
Looking out onto the high country from one of many ladders on the trail.
Jul 31, 2017 near Linville, NC
A rewarding, expansive view along the Underwood Trail.
Aug 1, 2017 near Linville, NC
Interesting rock formation next to the boardwalk protecting the delicate ecosystems on top of the ridge.
Mar 25, 2016 near Foscoe, NC
Outcrop for a viewing and rest midway up.
Jul 22, 2020 near Linville, NC
On the way up
Jul 22, 2020 near Linville, NC