Grandfather Mountain State Park

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10 mi 16 km of trail 3 Featured Runs

Easy Trails 1 Trail Intermediate Trails 4 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails

Camping & Lodging

Plenty of reasonably priced places to stay if you aren't camping. Things tend to get pricier the closer you get to Boone or Blowing Rock.

Food & Drink

If you get near Blowing Rock and want some really good eats and a great atmosphere, try "Eating in the Rough" at Woodlands BBQ. Best eats around at a great price. There are plenty of more expensive places but it has great eating and lots of ordinary folks.

If you want a decent steak or Ribs instead, then Outback is next door.

After the Run: Local Favorites

Pedalin' Pig Service is horrible. Waited 1 hour for take out and they got the order wrong. Kids cheeseburger was a tragedy. How do you screw up a cheeseburger? Really? Just no. This place is a big bucket of nope
Bella's Neighborhood Italian Restaurant Calzone is huge. The Greek one is amazing.
Grandview Restaurant They make the best hash browns and cheese /eggs:) don't forget they only take cash!
The Painted Fish Cafe & Beer Bar Yummy! Tuna burger is fab. U must try the Cheesecake with doughnut crust and caramel bacon sauce.
Puerto Nuevo This place is really cheap and the food and service is amazing. The restaurant itself is also very pretty and high class
The Tartan Restaurant Get the cheesesteak!
31 Coffey Rd, Linville NC — (828) 733-0779
Old Hampton Store and Grist Mill Pulled pork, baked beans and coleslaw were delicious. Blackberry pie with ice cream was really good! Live music was nice.
77 Ruffin St, Linville NC — (828) 733-5213
Banner Elk Cafe Shrimp and lobster mac n cheese is to die for! Great espresso bar as well.
The Lodge Espresso Bar & Eatery Remember always wear pants.
Sorrento's Bistro They even let us bring the on the patio
The Bayou Smokehouse & Grill Great atmosphere and wonderful staff. Plus great food.
Over Yonder Located near Blowing Rock, Boone, Banner Elk, in The Western North Carolina High Country Mountains. Designed, owned and managed by the award-winning Mast Farm Inn, and Executive Chef Andrew Long,
Canyons The best view!
Brick Oven Pizzeria Have a beer, they have a great selection!
Woodlands Barbecue & Pickin Parlor Hands down, the wings are the best thing on the menu. Try some bar popcorn or corn fritters.
Outback Steakhouse Try the Wedge Salad
Foggy Rock Eatery & Pub Incredible food, good prices, friendly staff, you cant go wrong with this simple local place!
Mellow Mushroom Calzones. Can't leave hungry!
946 Main St, Blowing Rock NC — (828) 295-3399
The Best Cellar Concerts on the lawn in the summer time!
The New Public House & Hotel Best Bloody Mary and best southern twist on Eggs Benedict I've ever had. Do not miss this hidden treasure.

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2.8 mi 4.4 km
#1 Profile Trail
Banner Elk, NC
2.8 mi 4.4 km Banner Elk, NC
All Clear
Muddy: The trail is now extended as the parking lot moved further down the road. New trail is really muddy.
48 days ago
Foscoe, NC
2.9 mi 4.6 km Foscoe, NC
2.0 mi 3.3 km
#3 Grandfather Trail
Linville, NC
2.0 mi 3.3 km Linville, NC
Minor Issues
Muddy - Rocks are slippery from recent rains & trail is muddy in a variety of places.
5 days ago
0.8 mi 1.3 km
#4 Cragway Trail
Foscoe, NC
0.8 mi 1.3 km Foscoe, NC
0.5 mi 0.8 km
#5 Underwood Trail
Linville, NC
0.5 mi 0.8 km Linville, NC
Minor Issues
20 days ago
1.1 mi 1.8 km
#6 Nuwati Trail
Foscoe, NC
1.1 mi 1.8 km Foscoe, NC

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