Construction Complete On New Trail


Last updated 8/23/2021 at 5:50pm

Construction is complete on a new trail that offers additional mileage along the Profile Trail at Grandfather Mountain State Park.

The new trail is a 2.4-mile loop that adds nearly a half mile to the existing trail.

The Profile Trail ascends 1,775 feet over 3.6 miles to Calloway Gap. Beginning as a scenic, rolling pathway through seasonal wild-flowers, the trail crosses the Watauga River and travels under a hardwood canopy for much of its length.

Upper sections, be-ginning around Foscoe View, are steep. Access to the Profile Trail and Profile Connector Trail is located at 4198 N.C. H...

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