# Best hikes in north carolina
Exploring Grandfather Mountain & The Mile High Swinging Bridge
Grandfather Mountain and McRae peak in the distanceNick & Rachel. Are you looking for your next adventure? Well, Grandfather Mountain is considered the most technical hike, that doesn’t require climbing gear, east of the Mississippi. It’s also referred to as the “chutes and ladders” trail because there are many spots where you have to use ladders and cables to climb the ridge.