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Profile Trail Tree Identification Hike

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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)


Asutsi Trail parking area

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




Profile Trail Tree Identification Hike

The Southern Appalachian forests are home to a diverse population of trees species.  Join a Park Ranger for hike to help learn and identify our forest neighbors. If you have guidebooks or binoculars, they will enhance the experience. This will be a slow-paced hike on natural surface trails covering less than two miles for about two hours.  Come dressed for the conditions and please leave pets at home.  All ages are welcome. Please RSVP for hikes by phone 828-963-9522 or at  Participation is limited.

Date of Event: 
Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Start Location: 
Profile Trail parking area of Grandfather Mountain State Park; 4198 NC Hwy 105 N, Banner Elk, NC 28604

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
Slow-paced hike on natural surface trails covering less than two miles for about two hours.