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jpershkeRe: going tomorrow


Well went up the scout trail after about 2 " of snow. Great trip. Trail a bit hard to follow with the snow but it is pretty well marked so easy to get back on track.

After about 2.5 MI. It gets pretty steep including a few ladders and a scramble up a rock that is pretty slick in the snow.

Made it to the peak with spectacular views. Started down the grandfather trail but just too treacherous in the snow so turned around.
Posted Mar 29, 2015 8:38 pm

jpershkegoing tomorrow
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2015


Hiking up tomorrow looking for advice on profile Or Scout for winter climbing? Done both in summer but wondering if profile ices up..... Any advice?
Posted Mar 27, 2015 7:08 pm

wanderweg83Calloway Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2014


Went up the Crag way and Daniel Boone trails to Calloway Peak on a windy, rainy Friday. There were some pretty good views from the Cragway Trail, but it started raining about halfway up. Still worth the trip.
Posted May 12, 2014 2:55 pm

hornjProfile Trail and Ridge Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2014
Hiked up Profile Trail and camped up on the ridge. The next morning we up to Calloway Peak, then out to Attic Window and MacRae Peak before heading back down Profile Trail. Beautiful views. Both trails were pretty steep, but Grandfather Mountain Trail was rugged enough that it would have been pretty difficult with backpacks.
Posted Apr 21, 2014 4:46 pm

Vic HansonProfile Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2013

Vic Hanson

Hiked up the Profile Trail to Calloway Pk, then took the Grandfather Tr. to the Visitor's Center just before the Swinging Bridge, and then back down the Profile Tr. Was 5 1/2 hrs. and 3,785' of gain, RT.
Posted Oct 31, 2013 9:24 pm

WoundedKneeProfile Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2012


Cold and windy, with lots of snow. No views, but a great hike. Finished the southeast peaks with 2000 feet of prominence on this one. Will have to repeat this one in nice weather.
Posted Jul 28, 2013 10:58 am

VortexFavorite Mountain in NC  Sucess!


Hiked the ridge many times in the 13 years I've lived here. Absolutely classic traverse for the Eastern US. Class 3 scrambling and amazing views, and don't forget the hidden subway!
Posted Jul 20, 2013 6:46 pm

WyomingSummitsGreat SE highpoint!  Sucess!


Love this mountain as well as climbing Shiprock!
Posted Dec 30, 2012 11:53 pm

IbswohaLong time ago  Sucess!


Sometime when I was young, my family took me here. All I could remember was the swinging bridge. I have since been back. Awesome area.
Posted Apr 22, 2012 10:13 am

TrailtrekerNJPartial Success
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2012


First be advised that the prices to enter have changed -
$15 adult, $7 child and $13 senior.
Pulling up to the entrance a big sign advised "ALL trails closed due to ice conditions".
Thus my partial success of driving the roadway and walking across the "Mile High Bridge".
Posted Jan 22, 2012 2:33 pm

desainmeNo driveway up here  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 1999


Most entertaing summit was a giant boulder
Posted May 30, 2011 11:53 am

phillinleyRoute: Boone Scout Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2011


Couldn't see much of anything on the summit due to heavy cloud cover other than the subpeak to the north. Still a very fun climb for this area of the country.
Posted May 21, 2011 12:20 am

ribletProfile trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2011
This is my second time hiking Grandfather Mnt., the first time I went up the Daniel Boone Scout Trail, which I prefer over the Profile Trail.
Posted Apr 26, 2011 1:34 pm

Bob SihlerA couple of times  Sucess!

Bob Sihler

First time June 1994, second time June 1995. Foggy both times, but it cleared up top the first time. It's a nice, scenic mountain but is somewhat spoiled by the private park located there and the views of development taking over the surrounding area.
Posted Jan 30, 2011 3:31 pm

KoonsyProfile Trail- December 08  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2008


Hiked up the profile trail at night and camped at alpine meadow backpack site. No views because of thick clouds, but a fun hike and good night camping up top.
Posted Dec 30, 2008 10:05 am

captainbuudaGrandfather Trail to Calloway Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2008


Set out from Black Rock trailhead up to the swinging bridge; then on to Calloway Peak and back. Loved it; incredible place; fully deserves International Biosphere Reserve recognition. A few things I could have wished for: a surrounding national wilderness, less climbing restrictions, and no climbing implements (such as ladders and cables)-- oh yeah, and national ownership.
Posted May 22, 2008 3:24 pm

Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2007
the bridge is nice and the summit views are awesome, but my trips to the area are for the climbing. 221 boulders, beacon heights, grandmother. the climbings out of this world!
i have to agree with bobsmiths entry though, looking at banner elk, and the new giant hotel you can see for miles reminds you of the horrible path were all walking, soon all of the prestine wilderness we enjoy will be viewed through glass walls and picture books.
Posted Mar 15, 2008 8:21 am

Xtreme532Sneaky  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2006


Profile Trail is great day hike!! Especially at the top with 60mph winds!
Posted Jul 18, 2007 4:22 pm

dwhikeGrandfather Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2006


Took the Grandfather Trail across from the Swinging Bridge parking area to Calloway Peak and back. My first time on top of Grandfather and won't be my last! What an amazing peak!
Posted Jul 30, 2006 12:04 am

royswkrDaniel Boone Scout Trail in drizzle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2005
Signs, half-mile posts, and trail map did not agree with each other or with actual conditions.
Posted Jul 26, 2006 11:28 pm

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