Become a Member

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Become a Member

We want to reward your dedication to the mountain and encourage your lifelong relationship with its breathtaking views, native wildlife and stunning trails and paths.

The Bridge Club is a way for you to enjoy greater access to the wonders of Grandfather Mountain, to save on your visits here and to other area attractions, and to help build a bridge to the future for Grandfather Mountain so that generations to come can experience its nature and beauty the way we do today.

As a member of the Bridge Club, you receive:

  • Unlimited free admission to Grandfather Mountain for one year (365 days from date you join or renew)
  • 10% discount at Grandfather Mountain gift shops, restaurant and fudge shop
  • Complimentary coffee/tea at Mildred’s Grill
  • Discounts on behind-the-scenes tours, guided hikes and family campout
  • Discounts at Biltmore Estate, Tweetsie Railroad, Chimney Rock Park, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and Mast General Store
  • Subscription to quarterly members’ E-newsletter and monthly E-Scape newsletter
  • Invitations to special member programs
  • Complimentary Bridge Club car decal

Click here to purchase your membership on line.  You may also purchase your membership by going inside the Entrance building on your next visit or by phoning the gate at 828-733-4337.  If, after visiting Grandfather at the regular price, you decide that you would like to have an annual membership — bring your receipt to the Gate before you depart the mountain and that day’s admission fee will be applied to the cost of your membership.

Choose the membership level that’s right for you*:

Individual adult (ages 13 and older) $70**
Individual child (ages 4-12) $30**
Group (member + 5) $215**

*Membership fees are non-refundable and memberships are non-transferrable.
**The purchase and use of these memberships for commercial use is strictly prohibited.
**Includes NC Admission Tax

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  • Last summer I returned to Grandfather Mountain after a more than 40 year absence and the return trip was even more magical than the initial trip. I was able to appreciate the majestic views of nature and all it's splendor with my grown son and my mother. We spent an adventure-filled day stopping at every spot mentioned on the CD and enjoyed a great deal of time in the animal habitats, especially the bears. My son's nickname is Bear, and frankly he resembles at least one of Grandfather Mountain's bears. We went up to the top by car since the hike was a little tough for my mom, however, she and my son crossed the Mile High Swinging Bridge together while I recorded their experience. Upon their return I crossed solo and was able to appreciate the views from the bridge and mentally check "GM Mile high Bridge" off my bucket list. My hope is to be able to visit Grandfather Mountain as often as possible and during every colorful season of the year to watch Mother Nature show off one of her greatest treasures.

    Palm Harbor, FL
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