When it comes to bridges, you either love them or hate them. The best kinds are ones that you can walk right across, that sway from side to side, and get your adrenaline pumping as you try to scoot your way across. If you're looking for places to explore, North Carolina is home to a terrifying sky-high suspension bridge and only the bravest make it across.
The Mile High Swinging Bridge is located at Grandfather Mountain, which has an elevation of 5,946 feet. The hike to the bridge is very easy coming in at only 0.7-miles there and back.
The bridge itself is a mile above sea-level and is 228-feet across spanning over an 80-foot chasm with out of this world views. Nothing quite compares to panoramic views of the skyline while feeling like you're soaring above the treetops.
Whether you are an experienced hiker, or you're not really a fan of the outdoors & the whole hiking thing, this trail is perfect for everyone and makes for a great experience. The hike to the bridge is so easy, you do not even need a GPS system, according to reviews on AllTrails.
Fall is the perfect time to go exploring this destination because the leaves in North Carolina are changing. The mountain is covered in orange and yellow leaves that you can view from the bridge which makes for a gorgeous scene.
The Mile-High Suspension Bridge is the highest suspension footbridge in America. Once you are on the bridge, you will have an incredible 360-degree view of the mountain tops and the flora around you.
There is elevator access to the bridge for those with disabilities so everyone can enjoy this popular spot on the mountain. Everyone needs to experience this destination at least once.
The bridge is known to swing from side to side a bit, especially on a windy day, but that just adds to the fun, right? If you are a fan of this bridge, there are two in Georgia, and one of them is the longest suspension bridge east of the Mississippi. Time to get exploring!
Mile-High Suspension Bridge At Grandfather Mountain
Address: 2050 Blowing Rock Hwy, Linville, NC 28646
Why You Need To Go: Grandfather Mountain is huge and a great place to explore for the day. The suspension bridge is a must-see when you visit because it is the highest in America.
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