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Thanksgiving Hike (Profile Trail)

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Thanksgiving Hike (Profile Trail)

Don’t sit on the couch all day dozing from an overdose of tryptophan.  Show you are thankful for public lands by joining a Ranger on a guided hike of Grandfather Mountain’s Profile Trail!  We will hike roughly 3.5 miles round trip to Foscoe View and back.  Learn about the natural history of the area and take in the beauty of Grandfather Mountain State Park that we are all so thankful for.  Hike will take 3-4 hours, will be moderately strenuous.  Hikers should dress appropriately for the weather and wear hiking footwear. For more information, contact Luke Appling at the park office 828-963-9522 or email:

Appropriate for all ages - children under 16 must be accompanied by adult. Please no pets.

Date of Event: 
Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Start Location: 
Profile Parking Area, Hwy 105 S, Banner Elk (GPS: 36.121990, -81.829993)

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