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Must have proper equipment to go on this trail.
This is a challenging trail that is a lot of fun and is a huge adrenaline rush!
Need to Know
The trail is rugged and has cables and ladders to help you get to the top.
From start to finish this trail is not for the faint of heart. With cables to assist you in your climb over rocks and steep ladders that will get your heart pumping, this route is fairly unusual. The trail starts at the top most parking lot in Grandfather Mountain State Park, near the mile high bridge. Keep and eye out for the Grandfather Trail
, which you'll stick to for the duration of the journey.
You'll start by ascending over rocks. Then you'll keep hiking until you reach a series of boulders with a cable that will assist you in your climb. Then after a while you'll reach Grandfather Gap where you'll see great scenery with more big boulders. Shortly after the Gap, you'll arrive at a series of ladders. These ladders vary in length and steepness. These ladders will lead you to the top of MacRae Peak. This trail is not one for first timers, but it is definitely worth the hard work.
Once you've enjoyed the view, head back the way that you came to return to the trailhead and your vehicle.
Shared By: Matt Raad