Mile High Swinging Bridge is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Linville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
229 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
12 days ago

I took my favorite photo of all times at Grandfather Mnt. But the fee is pricy. To get into the area you have to pay 20 per person. Which is too much for everything. I get the fee but I think it should be a little cheaper. A nice drive up to the bridge is full of deer and beautiful views of surrounding mountain ranges.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful

1 month ago

I agree with Olivia. If you are only coming here for the bridge, it won’t justify the $20 per person price tag.
The views were enjoyable but most of the park was closed in winter. Can’t do harder trails, can’t see the bears, can’t go past the bridge.
I would definitely come back to summit Grandfather Mountain.
Overall, a “Decent Outing” with great views, but hardly a hike or trail.

3 months ago

The views were nice but we didn't realize that it would be $20 PER PERSON to get in! Only go if you're planning on doing something else within the park or if you have accessibility issues (you can drive straight to the bridge and there's an elevator to circumvent the stairs). You can get views that are just as nice for free.

3 months ago

brought my 12, 8, and 5 yr old. we got all the way to the summit. amazing. worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

I would neither call this a hike, nor a trail. It's a bridge and a lookout point. That said, the views are pretty great. And as everyone else has said... $20 is highway robbery.

hiking
4 months ago

OMG
Truly omg! There’s a fee but go ahead bite that bullet! There’s an animal sanctuary, a museum, an amazing gift shop, the mile high swinging bridge( it really swings) and loads of trails! Oh did I mention a portion of Forest Gump was filmed here! Plus it’s Grandfather Mountain! Just do it!

hiking
5 months ago

This is a great area. The only reason its not 5 stars is im a little afraid of heights so im going to dock it one point. Otherwise it is fantastic area with some great views.

hiking
6 months ago

A nice hike up from the lower parking to the upper parking by the bridge. It is very rocky and it was helpful to have hiking boots on, versus tennis shoes.

hiking
6 months ago

A rocky and winding pathway, wide enough and well maintained for a hike from the parking lot to the Mile High Swinging Bridge. As easy hike as well.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice attraction. It could make you nervous if you don’t care for heights

hiking
9 months ago

Great short hike, conditions definitely made a big difference in how tough the trail was. My wife had a tough time with the rocks due to the water.

10 months ago

cool to do before you actually hike

hiking
Friday, October 20, 2017

short hike, fairly rocky

hiking
Sunday, October 08, 2017

From lower parking lot to the higher parking for swinging bridge.

hiking
Friday, May 05, 2017

I took this short trail from the Mile High Swinging Bridge parking area to connect with the Black Rock Nature Trail. The trail's most unique view is of the Swinging Bridge as you pass underneath it.

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