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Coffee with a Park Ranger

A hiker enjoys the view at Grandfather Mountain State Park
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Contact the park




Park office

9872 N.C. 105 S.
Suite 6
Banner Elk, NC 28604

GPS: 36.1549, -81.7872


Profile Trail parking area

4198 N.C. 105 N.
Banner Elk, NC 28604

GPS: 36.1197, -81.8350


Mailing address

P.O. Box 9
Linville, NC 28646

Other accesses

Boone Fork parking area

Mile marker: 299.9
Blue Ridge Parkway
Banner Elk, NC 28604

GPS: 36.1200, -81.7813
(managed by NPS)


Boulder Field overlook

Mile marker: 302.4
Blue Ridge Parkway
Banner Elk, NC 28604

GPS: 36.0983, -81.7872
(managed by NPS)

Asutsi Trail parking

Blowing Rock Highway
(U.S. 221)
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

GPS: 36.1163, -81.7773
(managed by NPS)


Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646

GPS: 36.0851, -81.8462
(fee charged)



  • To accommodate early hikes, park gates are not closed on a daily basis. However, they may close due to weather conditions.
  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
  • March to May:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • Open Monday to Friday:
    8:00am to 4:30pm
  • You may contact our office during business hours or after hours; leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.
  • Closed Christmas Day






Coffee with a Park Ranger

Meet one of Grandfather Mountain’s Park Rangers at the park office in Foscoe for a question and answer session over a hot mug of coffee. Attendees will hear about upcoming projects, park plans and recent happenings. Bring your mug, questions and concerns. We will have a hot pot of coffee.

All ages welcome; children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Please, no pets.

Office Address:
9872 Highway 105 South, Suite 6
Banner Elk, NC 28604
Phone: 828-963-9522

Date of Event: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Start Location: 
Profile Trail Head (4198 Hwy 105 South)