Grandfather Mountain is a mountain, a non-profit attraction, and a North Carolina state park near Linville, North Carolina. At 5,946 feet (1,812 m), it is the highest peak on the eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains, one of the major chains of the Appalachian Mountains. The Blue Ridge Parkway passes by the south side of the mountain and also passes over the nearby Grandmother Gap. It is located at the meeting point of Avery, Caldwell (highest point), and Watauga (highest point) counties.
There's an alpine trail (T4) called Grandfather Trail leading to the summit.
By elevation Calloway Peak is
# 84 out of 3424 in North Carolina # 3 out of 122 in Avery County # 1 out of 102 in Caldwell County # 1 out of 129 in Watauga County # 1 out of 4 in Grandfather Mountain State Park # 92 out of 39823 in the Appalachian Mountains # 91 out of 6326 in the Blue Ridge Mountains
By prominence Calloway Peak is
# 9 out of 3424 in North Carolina # 1 out of 122 in Avery County # 1 out of 102 in Caldwell County # 1 out of 129 in Watauga County # 1 out of 4 in Grandfather Mountain State Park # 37 out of 39823 in the Appalachian Mountains # 12 out of 6326 in the Blue Ridge Mountains
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