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Grandfather Mountain State Park Upcoming Programs

LINVILLE, NC (March 13, 2019) – Grandfather Mountain State Park announces upcoming programs for the month of March.


Spiders, Mountains, and People: We’re All Connected!

Date: Sunday, March 17, 2019

Time: 1:00pm- 1:30pm

Location: Profile Trail Head (4198 Hwy 105 South)

Hike Length and Difficulty:

Little to no hiking

Grandfather Mountain State Park is home to many endangered species, one of which is the Spruce-Fir Moss Spider. Come learn about this creature and how it is a measure of forest health and environmental quality.

This interactive program will be outdoors, so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

All ages are welcome, but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please leave pets at home.


Ranger-Led Hike on Profile Trail

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019

Time: 2:00pm- 4:00pm

Location: Profile Trail Head (4198 Hwy 105 South)

Hike Length and Difficulty:

2 Miles round trip, slow to moderate pace, moderate terrain

Join a park ranger to explore the lower Profile Trail for a leisurely guided hike in the mid-afternoon. We’ll walk approximately two miles, round trip and be out for about two hours. The terrain is moderate, sometimes steep and often muddy. Bring whatever snacks and water you need and dress for the weather. Close toed shoes are highly recommended.

All ages are welcome, but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets, please.


All About Black Bears

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019

Time: 12:00pm- 12:30pm

Location: Profile Trail Head (4198 Hwy 105 South)

Hike Length and Difficulty:

Little to no hiking

Learn about one of North Carolina’s most beloved and elusive creatures, the black bear! Join Ranger Musumarra for a half-hour program focused on an overview of the black bear’s life and habits, and bear safety tips for home and trail. Meet at Profile Trail Head.

The program will be held outside, so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

All ages are welcome, but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please leave pets at home.


Ranger-Led Hike on Profile Trail

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019

Time: 2:00pm- 4:00pm

Location: Profile Trail Head (4198 Hwy 105 South)

Hike Length and Difficulty:

2 Miles round trip, slow to moderate pace, moderate terrain

Join a park ranger to explore the lower Profile Trail for a leisurely guided hike in the mid-afternoon. We’ll walk approximately two miles, round trip and be out for about two hours. The terrain is moderate, sometimes steep and often muddy. Bring whatever snacks and water you need and dress for the weather. Close toed shoes are highly recommended.

All ages are welcome, but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets, please.