Upper mountain ridge trail of great variety - spruce/fir forest, mountain, open space. Cables and ladders for steep sections. Two centuries ago explorer/botanist Andre Michaux thought that he had arrived at the high point of North America here.
Camping: Backpack in, primitive, campsites are available with access only from Grandfather Mountain State Park property (828-963-9522). Campers cannot leave vehicles on Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation property overnight.
Entry fee: Yes, $20 per adult/$9 per child to enter Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation park. Access is free from Grandfather Mountain State Park
NOTE: Hiking permits are required to hike trails.
Hiking trails close at different designated times throughout the year. Hikers have to return to their vehicles by the trail closure time or a search will be started for the hikers.
Width: 72 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): 958 feet
Year Designated: 1982
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