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Mile High Swinging Bridge

Mile High Swinging Bridge

Mile High Swinging Bridge in Grandfather Mountain

Take a Walk Across the Mile High Swinging Bridge

North Carolina’s High Country is filled with beautiful attractions in the region’s natural setting. People travel from all over to see these and experience them. When you visit Grandfather Mountain, take a walk one mile above sea level across the Mile High Swinging Bridge.

About the Mile High Swinging Bridge

The Mile High Swinging Bridge is a landmark within Grandfather Mountain. The bridge was originally built in 1952 then rebuilt in 1999 when the cables, floorboards and side rails were replaced with galvanized steel.

The Mile High Swinging Bridge has an elevation of 5,280 feet and is 228-feet long. When you walk across this suspension bridge, you’ll observe 360-degree panoramic views of Grandfather Mountain.

The Mile High Swinging Bridge is also a fantastic place to take in the mountain’s changing fall scenery.

Click here to read more about the fall colors in the High Country.

Mile High Swinging Bridge Admission

Guests can walk across the Mile High Swinging Bridge as many times as they want in a day when they purchase a ticket to Grandfather Mountain.

Tickets to Grandfather Mountain are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors (age 60+), $9 for children (ages 4–12) and children under age 4 are free. Grandfather Mountain also offers AAA discounts for adults and children.

Mile High Swinging Bridge Hours

The Mile High Swinging Bridge is open seasonally when Grandfather Mountain is.

Beginning mid-March: Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Beginning late March: daily, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Beginning late May: daily, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.

Beginning early September: daily, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Beginning early November: daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

More Information about the Mile High Swinging Bridge

The Mile High Swinging Bridge is located within Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, N.C.

For more information about the Mile High Swinging Bridge, visit Grandfather.com