Scenic and well-maintained, the Grandfather Mountain Profile Trail starts out relatively flat but you'll hit a much steeper ascent after the first 1.5 miles. Along the way, you'll encounter an abundance of natural beauty, including is streams, boulders, and rocky cliffs. There is a $5 admittance fee for this trail, but it's well worth the price.

Fitness Level: Moderate

Total Distance: 2.7 miles

Nearest Town: Burnsville, NC