Grandfather Mountain

Hike to soaring heights and stunning views at Grandfather Mountain, one of western North Carolina’s most recognizable and visible mountaintops. From nearby hikes on the Blue Ridge Parkway to boulder-field scrambles to Calloway Peak, these are our favorite hikes near this view-packed mountain summit near Boone, NC.

  • Rough Ridge Trail: hiking the Tanahwha Trail at Grandfather Mountain near Boone, NC

    Rough Ridge Trail

    Hike the Tanawha Trail at Rough Ridge, a rocky, angular precipice that offers exceptional summit views of Grandfather Mountain and the Linn Cove Viaduct, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone, NC.

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  • Beacon Heights Trail: hiking off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone, NC

    Beacon Heights Trail

    Hike the Beacon Heights Trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway to wide panoramic views from two overlooks, climbing through a mossy forest to stunning views of nearby Grandfather Mountain.

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  • Hike the Grandfather Mountain Profile Trail to stunning summit views at Calloway Peak

    Grandfather Mountain Profile Trail: hiking to Calloway Peak

    Hike the Grandfather Mountain Profile Trail to Profile View, the mountain’s famous face-like profile, and climb a rocky, boulder-filled ascent to stunning views from Watauga View and Calloway Peak on the Grandfather Mountain ridge.

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