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Grandfather Mountain Trail

Grandfather Mountain Trail

The Grandfather Mountain Trail is a 3.9 miles out and back trail located near Linville. This trail is rated as difficult and features beautiful wild flowers, bird watching and scenic views.

Trail Details

Distance: 3.9 mi
Elevation gain: 1,574 ft
Type: Out & Back
Parking fee:


From Boone, take Rd 105 South to Profile Trail Parking area.

Gear For This Hike

Boone features warm and temperate climate and has a significant amount of rainfall during the year. So, take plenty of water, and bring hiking rain jacket with good hiking boots.


The LifeStraw is a hand-held personal water purification system very suitable for your day hike.  read the review

Marmot’s Minimalist

Marmot’s Minimalist Jacket is a lightweight shell combining price along with performance to keep it position among the best rain shells in the market.  read the review

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Ventilator

The Merrell Moab 2 Mid Ventilator is a day hiking boot that provides comfort – even on rocks, durability, accurate sizing, and breathability for casual warm and dry-weather hiking challenge. read the review

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Glen Burney Falls Trail

2.3 mi | 666 ft | Out & Back

Rough Ridge Hike via Tanawha Trail

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Price Lake Loop Trail

2.2 mi | 72 ft | Loop

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