Linville, North Carolina: Mile-High Swinging Bridge

228-foot-long pedestrian bridge, whipped by some of the highest winds in the U.S. The gorge is only 80 feet deep, but the bridge is a mile high atop Grandfather Mountain, making it the highest in America. It's often 30 degrees colder than at the base of the mountain. Drive to the top!

Grandfather Mountain State Park

2050 Blowing Rock Hwy, Linville, NC
Grandfather Mountain State Park. I-40 exit 85. Turn north at the bottom of the ramp. Drive one mile to a stoplight. At the stoplight turn left and drive north on US Hwy 221 about 30 miles, to milepost 305 and the entrance road to Grandfather Mountain. Hairpin curves; no vehicles over 28 feet long. Bring a coat or sweater, even in summer.
Summer daily 8-6, fewer hours off-season. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $20.
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Mile-High Swinging Bridge.

Mile-High Swinging Bridge

Breathtaking! You pay to enter Grandfather Mountain where you can cross the bridge to a peak. There are also trails that can be hiked.

[Candice, 06/21/2019]

Mile-High Swinging Bridge.

Mile-High Swinging Bridge

Great spot with great views. Historic and educational.

[Jon, 07/19/2016]

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