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Grandfather Mountain Trail

Linville, NC

Grandfather Mountain Trail is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Linville, NC that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Wonderful hike! Challenging but great...can't wait to do it again :)

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Great hike. We came from Florida in New Years 2015-2016, but there was no snow due to a freak heat wave. A friend mentioned that we should check this trail out. Our family of 5, with kids ages 7,9,11 went up Profile trail and then on to Calloway peak. Wonderful adventure!! The trail did get a bit rocky and was a bit tough, but not too bad for our 7 year old. We recommend heading up past Profile View, it isn't much of a view, but at Calloway it is pretty awesome.

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Very good trail easy to find and access. The trail is very well maintained and marked as well. very scenic all the way to the top with various rock formations and creek crossings. a lot of ice on the trail in the morning hours but with an open eye, nothing you cant manage. I highly recommend when reaching the top of profile trail where it intersects with the grandfather mountain trail going left to the top of calloway peak it offers multiple great views to the north into Virginia as well as views all the way out to the piedmont. if you choose to take a right at the Tee in the trail from profile towards the grandfather mountain swinging bridge it is a bit treacherous with a lot of ice in the winter months but well worth the view you will get at the top of McCrae peak along the way to the bridge. complete 360 degree! all in all the profile access trail and the grandfather trail that runs the ridge is well worth it as well as a good challenging day hike.

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Hiked this trail to get to the grandfather trail. Definitely more strenuous then I expected from reading online about it. It was a lot of fun but mostly uphill and really rocky. Weather wasn't too good, super foggy so I couldn't see any views but it was definitely a great way to hike into grandfather state park. I'd do it again, but I'd try to camp next time.

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I used this trail to access Grandfather Mountain Trail. Profile trail is not too difficult but can be challenging to some. The place where the "profile" is located needs a little work done so a clear picture can be taken. However, a good picture can still be gotten from there. The parking area at the base was really crowded so you may want to go early; at least during summer months. Be sure to fill out the free permit to hike located at the beginning of the trail.

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