Tips For Planning Your August Adventure To Grandfather Mountain

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Grandfather Mountain attracts visitors from all over to appreciate its beauty and spectacular views. Come experience the wonder of the majestic North Carolina mountain ranges from atop this incredible unique destination. Follow this tips to plan your August adventure to Grandfather Mountain in one of our Grandfather Mountain cabins.


After experiencing the views from atop Grandfather Mountain and along its swinging bridge, you won’t be ready to leave the mountains! Plan to stay in one of the many cabins offered through Valle Crucis Log Cabin Rentals. Allow our friendly and knowledgeable staff guide you to the perfect cabin, conveniently located to Grandfather Mountain and other area attractions. Browse our cabins online or call us today to start planning your next vacation!

Swing in Early

Because of its current and increasing popularity, we recommend heading straight for the swinging bridge when you arrive. This mile-high swinging bridge offers an unmatched vantage point and experience. This thrilling adventure is a unique and thrilling way to take in your surroundings with 360 degree views of the mountaintops.

Take the Challenge

Although visitors have the luxury of being able to drive almost to the top of Grandfather Mountain, we challenge you to take your experience to another level and hike your way up to the peak. Soak in the nature and wildlife that will surround you as you embark on a hike along the more than 12 miles of maintained trails. If your goal is to hike up, plan to arrive before 11:00 a.m. to allow yourself plenty of time. Grandfather Trail, Underwood Trail and Profile trail all offer you with a unique route to reach one of the highest peaks in the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Whether you plan to hike or just spend the day on top of the mountain after a scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and up Grandfather Mountain, prepare ahead of time! Grandfather Mountain offers more than 100 picnic tables for you to enjoy some snacks and take a water break along the way. Arrive early, especially on weekends during the peak seasons. This is a popular North Carolina destination that may lead to some traffic once your arrive, but take our word for it – it is worth the wait!


There’s nothing quite like enjoying time with family, friends and pets while surrounded by the great outdoors. Learn for yourself what makes Grandfather Mountain so popular and take in some quality time while nearly 6,000-feet high on the mountaintop.