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Profile Trail Twilight Hike

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

828-963-9522


grandfather.mountain@ncparks.gov

 

Addresses
 

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)
 

Hours
 

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  • 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
     

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  • 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 Twilight Hike

(NOTE: THIS HIKE IS NOW FULL.)
Join a Park Ranger for an evening stroll through the Southern Appalachian Forest and see the woods come to life after the sun sets.  Experience the park from a different perspective and learn about nocturnal wildlife.  Participants must bring flashlights or headlamps and are encouraged to wear hiking boots. Hike will go approximately 1.5 miles. Dress appropriately for the weather. Please no pets.   Please RSVP for hikes by phone 828-963-9522 or at grandfather.mountain@ncparks.gov.  Participation is limited.

Date of Event: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

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 on natural surface trails, cover approximately 1.5 miles.