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Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

  • 431 Main St
  • Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Chimney Rock brings the best of the mountains together in one place. Experience a thrill of accomplishment by hiking our 499-step Outcroppings trail to the 315-foot Chimney Rock, where you'll see amazing 75-mile views of Hickory Nut Gorge, Lake Lure and the Carolina Piedmont. Along the way, be sure to visit the newly reopened Grotto, Subway and Pulpit Rock, which offer incredible views you won’t see anywhere else in the Park.
With several unique hiking trails, the park has something for everyone, from the family-friendly Great Woodland Adventure Trail to the adventurous Four Seasons Trail which climbs more than 400 feet. Experience panoramic views of the Hickory Nut Gorge at Exclamation Point, the highest point in the Park at 2,480 feet. Be sure to hike the Hickory Nut Falls trail -- the reward is the 404-foot falls, one of the highest in the East.
The Old Rock Café and the Sky Lounge Deli offer tasty sandwiches and snacks to get you fueled up for your hike. The Park offers group discounts and is pet friendly.
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Open all year except Thanksgiving and Christmas days, weather permitting.
This must-see natural wonder is only 75 min. N of Greenville and 45 min. SE of Asheville, NC. GPS: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC

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  • Days Open: Daily April-Oct. Hours change Nov.-March
  • Hours of Operation: 10am-6pm; gate closes at 4:30pm (Open Fri-Tues during winter)
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  • Minutes To GSP Airport: 70
  • Minutes To Downtown Greenville: 75
  • Minutes to TD Convention Center: 75
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  • Cuisine: American
  • Price Range: $6-$12
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11th Annual Race to the Rock

  • August 13, 2017
  • Location: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
  • Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

The grand finale of the 13th Annual Lake Lure Olympiad – a 3-day family sports festival that showcases the beautiful scenery of Lake Lure and Ch... View details

Fall Boy Scout Day

  • November 11, 2017
  • Location: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
  • Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Boy Scouts of all ages put their scouting skills to the test each year at Chimney Rock. One way to learn more about the Park and pick-up some great kn... View details

Fall Early Bird Walk

  • September 16, 2017
  • Location: Chimney Rock
  • Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

The early bird catches the worm…or maybe the sighting of that special feathered friend. This month’s Naturalist Niche program is designed... View details

Fall Girl Scout Day

  • November 04, 2017
  • Location: Chimney Rock
  • Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Chimney Rock’s scouting events are some of their most popular events of the year. Their Fall Girl Scout Day is designed to let scouts enjoy the ... View details

Fall Homeschool Day

  • September 20, 2017
  • Location: Chimney Rock
  • Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Homeschool families and associations have been coming to the Park for experiential education opportunities for years. Hands-on programs with naturalis... View details

Fall Ridge Hike

  • November 18, 2017
  • Location: Chimney Rock
  • Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

The Fall Ridge Hike is often the most popular of the year. This more-strenuous hike leads participants off-the-beaten-path to an area of the Park seld... View details

Krazy with Kudzu

  • August 12, 2017
  • Location: Chimney Rock
  • Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Naturalists are working hard to eradicate this noxious invasive that poses a significant threat to the biodiversity in the southeast. But, even this w... View details

Labor Day Weekend Family Fun

  • September 02, 2017 - September 04, 2017
  • Location: Chimney Rock
  • Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Enjoy the last holiday weekend of summer experiencing what makes Chimney Rock the ideal place to play. Climb, hike and even learn during your family-f... View details

Movin’ On Up!

  • September 09, 2017
  • Location: Chimney Rock
  • Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Chimney Rock has been fortunate to partner with Kids in Parks to promote good health and fitness by getting kids outside and excited about the Track T... View details

Santa on the Chimney

  • December 02, 2017 - December 09, 2017
  • Location: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
  • Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Santa has to be nimble and quick to make it down everyone’s chimney on Christmas Eve. What better place to get some practice and stay in shape t... View details

Shutterbugs Nature Photography Workshop

  • November 05, 2017
  • Location: Chimney Rock
  • Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Late fall is the best time to find vibrant fall foliage in Hickory Nut Gorge. The weather is nice and crisp for hiking to the 404-foot waterfall, and ... View details

Skyline Trail Trek

  • October 21, 2017
  • Location: Chimney Rock
  • Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

The Skyline Trail once a favorite hike of many Park visitors closed in 2008 for assessment and repair. After much thought and revamping North Carolina... View details

Waterfall Exploration Hike

  • August 26, 2017
  • Location: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
  • Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

The famous Hickory Nut Falls is one of the highest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River. Seen in movies such as The Last of the Mohicans, its shee... View details

Winter Woodlands Hike

  • December 16, 2017
  • Location: Chimney Rock
  • Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Although it may seem like Mother Nature is resting during the winter, there’s quite a bit of work being done behind the scenes. This moderate wi... View details

Family Animal Encounters

  • July 01, 2017 - July 30, 2017
  • Location: Chimney Rock
  • Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Chimney Rock is home to incredible wildlife, and are lucky to have Animal Educators to help them spread the word on the important roles they play in t... View details

Family Animal Encounters

  • August 01, 2017 - August 31, 2017
  • Location: Chimney Rock
  • Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Chimney Rock is home to incredible wildlife, and are lucky to have Animal Educators to help them spread the word on the important roles they play in t... View details

Family Animal Encounters

  • November 24, 2017 - November 25, 2017
  • Location: Chimney Rock
  • Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Chimney Rock is home to incredible wildlife, and they are lucky to have Animal Educators to help them spread the word on the important roles they play... View details

October Family Fun

  • October 07, 2017 - October 29, 2017
  • Location: Chimney Rock
  • Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

Chimney Rock is home to incredible wildlife, and it's great to have Animal Educators to help spread the word on the important roles they play in the P... View details

Winter Break Family Fun

  • December 26, 2017 - December 31, 2017
  • Location: Chimney Rock
  • Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Winter is the perfect time for exploring the Park. Leafless trees make for more places enjoy the views and picture taking. Chimney Rock celebrates thi... View details

Winter Views at Chimney Rock
Winter Views at Chimney Rock
Climbin' the Chimney at Chimney Rock
Climbin' the Chimney at Chimney Rock
Grady's Groundhog Day at Chimney Rock: Facts on Groundhogs
Grady's Groundhog Day at Chimney Rock: Facts on Groundhogs
Grady the Groundhog Sees His Shadow at Chimney Rock State Park
Grady the Groundhog Sees His Shadow at Chimney Rock State Park
Happy Holidays from Chimney Rock -- Santa on the Chimney
Happy Holidays from Chimney Rock -- Santa on the Chimney
Santa Stunt Climbing Down Chimney - Chimney Rock State Park, NC
Santa Stunt Climbing Down Chimney - Chimney Rock State Park, NC
Santa Stunt on the Chimney - Dec 3 & 10 at Chimney Rock State Park
Santa Stunt on the Chimney - Dec 3 & 10 at Chimney Rock State Park
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Scouts Raising Flag - 11.11.11.mpg
No Shadow for Grady the Groundhog
No Shadow for Grady the Groundhog
Outcroppings Construction at Chimney Rock
Outcroppings Construction at Chimney Rock
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Outcroppings1.wmv
Cub Scout Pack 659 Raises Flag in Honor of Veteran's Day
Cub Scout Pack 659 Raises Flag in Honor of Veteran's Day
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FallColor1026.wmv
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FallColor1021.wmv
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FallColorHike.wmv
Sunrise Breakfast at Chimney Rock
Sunrise Breakfast at Chimney Rock
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RacetotheRock2010
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AshevilleMushroomClub.wmv
Aircrane Helicopter Airlifts New Reservoirs at Chimney Rock
Aircrane Helicopter Airlifts New Reservoirs at Chimney Rock
Aircrane Helicopter Airlifts New Reservoirs at Chimney Rock
Aircrane Helicopter Airlifts New Reservoirs at Chimney Rock

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