A trip to the High Country
With 11 hiking trails, seven
Formed over 750 million years ago, Grandfather Mountain is one of earth’s oldest geological formations, and its 5,945-foot peak is the Blue Ridge mountains’ highest point. Its original name was “Tanawha,” meaning “a fabulous hawk or eagle.” Pioneers later named it “Grandfather” after recognizing an old man’s face in the cliffs.
– Jessica Wight, S&A Communications