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Thanksgiving Day Hike (Nuwati Trail)

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Thanksgiving Day Hike (Nuwati Trail)

Appropriate for all ages.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets please.  
2-mile hike round trip  |  Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Celebrate the North Carolina State Parks' Centennial with Grandfather Mountain's 100 Mile Challenge.   Hikers can log more miles for their challenge with our Thanksgiving Day Hike. This two-mile guided hike will take hikers along the Nuwati Trail to Storyteller's Rock and back.  Dress appropriately for the weather conditions and bring any water or snacks you will need to complete the hike.  To reach the park office, call or email:  828-963-9522 or  

Keep up with your miles!  Hikers completing Grandfather Mountain State Park's 100 Mile Challenge will receive a commemorative t-shirt!

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Start Location: 
Boone Fork Parking Area (Just north of the 300 Milepost on Blue Ridge Parkway) (GPS: 36.120076,-81.781358)

Grandfather Mountain State Park

9872 Hwy 105 S (Suite #6)
Banner ElkNC 28604
Latitude: 36.111200
Longitude: -81.811140

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November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, May, September, October: 8am - 8pm
June, July, August: 8am - 9pm

To accommodate early hikes, park gates are not closed on a daily basis; however, they may close due to weather conditions.

OFFICE HOURS:  The state park office is open Monday through Friday, 8am - 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.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9
Linville, NC 28646