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Grandfather by Night: Less Adventurous Edition

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides! You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before! The evening starts atop Grandfather Mountain and its world-famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, where participants can explore and observe sunset from a mile high. Meanwhile, park educators will be on hand to discuss the unique flora and crepuscular (active during twilight) fauna that call Grandfather home.

Meet at entrance gate at 8 PM. In-park transportation is provided. Each Grandfather by Night event is limited to 24 participants. Advance registration is required.

New in 2024, we are offering two versions of Grandfather by Night – an adventurous version and a less-adventurous version. The adventurous version will include a short optional hike after sunset to discuss and look for the creatures that are more active at night. The group will explore the Spruce-Fir forests from top to bottom in search of salamanders, owls, flying squirrels, fireflies and any other creatures they might come across. While the wheelchair lift is available for this event (with an advance request), the hiking portion of this event is not accessible. Read more and see all dates for Grandfather by Night.

This event costs $50 for general admission and $42 for members of Grandfather Mountain’s Bridge Club – plus tax. Registration opens below on May 1, 2024, at 10 a.m.

What to Bring?
Much of your time will be spent outdoors and all programs are held rain, snow or shine. You should be prepared for a variety of mountain weather conditions and temperatures. Appropriate clothing, equipment, and footwear are very important. You’ll need a jacket on many summer evenings!

The majority of Grandfather Mountain events generally sell out and have a waiting list. If you cannot attend the event that you registered for please let us know. Full refunds will be given to individuals who reach out to us at least five days before the event. This allows time for individuals on the waiting list to make accommodations to attend the event. To cancel your registration please call 828-733-2013 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Jun 14 2024


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Grandfather Mountain
2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646