Are you ready for some serious action? The Profile Trail is definitely more strenuous (you probably want to rest a few times along the way), but will reward you with an endless supply of scenery.
Climb ladders, cross rivers, pass waterfalls, take in the view of Grandfather Mountain’s profile, and simply enjoy one of the oldest trails on this mountain (over 20 years old).
Make sure you dress well, bring plenty of water and snacks, and fill in a permit at the beginning of the trail (at the shelter on the parking area).
Insiders tip: only want to do half the trail? Arrange for someone to pick you up at the top of the trail (inside of Grandfather Mountain State Park). Just let the ticket booth know, and you may not have to pay the entrance fee.
You can find more information and the location of the trail here.