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Recommended Routes in Grandfather - 5

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Favorite Looking out near McRae Peak.
Difficult

Peaks of Grandfather Mountain

9.1 mi 14.6 km 2,827' Up 861.65 m Up 2,827' Down 861.62 m Down

Banner Elk, NC
Favorite Interesting rock formation next to the boardwalk protecting the delicate ecosystems on top of the ridge.
Difficult

Tanawha Trail

13.3 mi 21.3 km 1,131' Up 344.84 m Up 1,956' Down 596.12 m Down

Linville, NC
Favorite Interesting rock formation next to the boardwalk protecting the delicate ecosystems on top of the ridge.
Intermediate/Difficult

Rough Ridge

1.1 mi 1.8 km 337' Up 102.65 m Up 336' Down 102.42 m Down

Foscoe, NC
Favorite The overlook on Cragway Trail looks up to the mighty summit of Calloway Peak.
Very Difficult

Grand-Further Mountain Run

13.9 mi 22.4 km 4,145' Up 1263.48 m Up 4,144' Down 1263 m Down

Banner Elk, NC
Favorite Looking out near McRae Peak.
Difficult

MacRae Peak Out and Back

1.8 mi 2.9 km 697' Up 212.45 m Up 697' Down 212.56 m Down

Linville, NC

Grandfather Running

  • 58 Miles 93 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 8 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Grandfather - 9

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3.5 mi 5.7 km #1Profile Trail
Difficult
Banner Elk, NC
Difficult
Banner Elk, NC 30 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #2Grandfather Trail
Difficult
Linville, NC
Difficult
Linville, NC 19 
2.9 mi 4.6 km #3Daniel Boone Scout Trail
Difficult
Foscoe, NC
Difficult
Foscoe, NC 12 
0.8 mi 1.3 km #4Cragway Trail
Difficult
Foscoe, NC
Difficult
Foscoe, NC
0.9 mi 1.5 km #5Black Rock Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Linville, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Linville, NC
0.5 mi 0.8 km #6Underwood Trail
Difficult
Linville, NC
Difficult
Linville, NC
0.4 mi 0.6 km #7Bridge Trail
Intermediate
Linville, NC
Intermediate
Linville, NC
1.1 mi 1.8 km #8Nuwati Trail
Intermediate
Foscoe, NC
Intermediate
Foscoe, NC
6.3 mi 10.2 km #9Wilson Creek Trail
Intermediate
Linville, NC
Intermediate
Linville, NC

Photos of Grandfather - 34

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Looking out near McRae Peak.
Jul 31, 2017 near Linville, NC
The overlook on Cragway Trail looks up to the mighty summit of Calloway Peak.
Jan 24, 2017 near Foscoe, NC
Looking out onto the high country from one of many ladders on the trail.
Jul 31, 2017 near Linville, NC
A rewarding, expansive view along the Underwood Trail.
Aug 1, 2017 near Linville, NC
Interesting rock formation next to the boardwalk protecting the delicate ecosystems on top of the ridge.
Mar 25, 2016 near Foscoe, NC
Outcrop for a viewing and rest midway up.
Jul 22, 2020 near Linville, NC
On the way up
Jul 22, 2020 near Linville, NC
Elevated terrain with obstacles
Jun 14, 2020 near Foscoe, NC