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Grandfather Trail Extension is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Linville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.2 mi Elevation gain 377 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Rocky

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Aubrey Stewart
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Awesome. One part of the trail (right around Attics Window) is a little scary. Should have a cable there to climb up. . Otherwise, amazing trail with scenic views. Start early. Wear hiking boots. Expect to climb rocks, but totally worth it though.

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Wesley Smith
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Hiked from the top of Grandfather down to the lower parking lot. The beginning of the trail is the Grandfather trail. It has some rough moments but when you break off on to the Ext. it’s not bad. Nice walk to the parking lot.

Toby Williams
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Linda Hodges
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Hiking

Really fun!

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Erica Cioti
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Gregor Ruthven
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HikingRocky

This is NOT an Easy Trail! Super fun though. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a moderately difficult hike with epic views that they can complete in an hour or less. Some balance is required, and the elevation changes regularly so be prepared for the Stairmaster 3000. Have fun!!!

Lara I
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Hiking

I LOVED this hike! There are parts that are more “moderate” than easy though. Lots of varied terrain and views. There is one part you will need to grab a cable to climb up. One of my favorite hikes ever!

Gavin Bouma
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Chris W.
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Scott Ezell
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Briana Matava
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Tracey Ruff
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Ashley Guzman
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Heather Kitts
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Nick Landrum
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Richie Evener
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Todd Evener
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Ashley C.
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Lauren Lanzotti
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Graeme J.
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Steven Quinn
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Anna Pitts
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Tyler Wright
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M Nels
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Scott Cooper
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Sayf Albayati
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Kurt Nanney
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Alex Pasquini
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Kevin Stewart
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