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Winter Tree Identification

A hiker enjoys the view at Grandfather Mountain State Park
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Winter Tree Identification

Join a Park Ranger at Grandfather Mountain State Park for a short hike along the Profile Trail to learn how to identify local trees without the aid of leaves.  Participants should be dresses for the weather conditions and are encouraged to bring field guides and binoculars.  This hike is appropriate for all ages.  Children must be accompanied by an adult and please leave pets at home.

Date of Event: 
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Start Location: 
Profile Trail Parking Area (4198 Hwy 105 South)
Contact:

Grandfather Mountain State Park

9872 Hwy 105 S (Suite #6)
Banner ElkNC 28604
Phone828-963-9522
grandfather.mountain@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.111200
Longitude: -81.811140

Park Hours:

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.

ATTENTION HIKERS:
If you are accessing the state park trails through the private Grandfather Mountain Attraction and parking at the Black Rock or Top Shop Parking Lots, please note that overnight parking is not permitted within the attraction.  If you have a vehicle in their parking lot, you must return from your hike by their closing time. Hikers should contact the attraction for their hours of operation.  828.733.4337
** Important: Be aware that there is no shuttle service from the attraction back to your vehicle at other trailheads. The same is true for hiking from the bridge - there is no shuttle service from the trail parking lots back to vehicles left at the private attraction.  

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