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18 mi 30 km of trail 5 Runs

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Runs in Grandfather - 5

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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 • Point to Point • 1,131 ft Ascent 344.84 m Ascent

(14) Linville, NC
Favorite Looking out near McRae Peak.
Difficult

Peaks of Grandfather Mountain

9.1 mi 14.6 km • Loop • 2,827 ft Ascent 861.65 m Ascent

(10) Banner Elk, 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 • Out and Back • 337 ft Ascent 102.65 m Ascent

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

Grand-Further Mountain Run

13.2 mi 21.3 km • Point to Point • 3,999 ft Ascent 1218.85 m Ascent

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

MacRae Peak Out and Back

1.8 mi 2.9 km • Loop • 697 ft Ascent 212.45 m Ascent

(8) Linville, NC

Trails in Grandfather - 9

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3.5 mi 5.7 km #1Profile Trail
Difficult
Banner Elk, NC
Difficult
3.5 mi 5.7 km Banner Elk, NC 26 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #2Grandfather Trail
Difficult
Linville, NC
Difficult
2.0 mi 3.3 km Linville, NC 16 
2.9 mi 4.6 km #3Daniel Boone Scout Trail
Difficult
Foscoe, NC
Difficult
2.9 mi 4.6 km Foscoe, NC
0.8 mi 1.3 km #4Cragway Trail
Difficult
Foscoe, NC
Difficult
0.8 mi 1.3 km Foscoe, NC
0.5 mi 0.8 km #5Underwood Trail
Difficult
Linville, NC
Difficult
0.5 mi 0.8 km Linville, NC
0.9 mi 1.5 km #6Black Rock Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Linville, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
0.9 mi 1.5 km Linville, NC
1.1 mi 1.8 km #7Nuwati Trail
Intermediate
Foscoe, NC
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Foscoe, NC
0.4 mi 0.6 km #8Bridge Trail
Intermediate
Linville, NC
Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.6 km Linville, NC
6.3 mi 10.2 km #9Wilson Creek Trail
Intermediate
Linville, NC
Intermediate
6.3 mi 10.2 km Linville, NC

Photos of Grandfather - 28

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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
Fun hike in the early morning.
Nov 12, 2019 near Foscoe, NC
Early morning hike to the top of Calloway Peak
Nov 12, 2019 near Foscoe, NC
This is MacRae Peak which stands at 5844 feet. in North Carolina. The bridge is exactly one mile above sea level.
Aug 15, 2016 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