Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

The Ticket Plaza is open daily from 8:30am-5:30pm. Guests can stay as late as 7pm.

At 315 feet tall, Chimney Rock towers over the land of its mountain home. This 535-million-year-old monolith stands for everything that makes the Appalachian Range so singularly unique. The rolling mountains and winding waterways of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure are on full display from the vantage point at the top. Here, hikers will face a stunning 75-mile view.

Chimney Rock State Park encompasses the 499-stair trail up to the iconic monolith itself as well as several other hiking trails and waterfalls, including the massive 404-foot Hickory Nut Falls. The Skyline Trail meanders along ridgetop forests and sheer cliffs towards Peregrine's Point, the highest point in the park. The family-friendly Great Woodland Adventure Trail turns the spotlight on woodland creatures for a .6-mile educational trail through the forest, while the Old Rock Café and the Sky Lounge Deli provide places to relax and refuel.

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Apr 09 2023 - Apr 09 2023

April 09

Apr. 09

Celebrate Easter with song, scripture and spiritual music as a spectacular sunrise ascends over Lake Lure. Chimney Rock’s nondenominational Easter Sunrise Service has become a...

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park



Jun 10 2023 - Jun 10 2023

June 10

Jun. 10

This national holiday celebrates Chimney Rock Park's favorite thing to do… get outdoors! Look for their discovery stations as you hike and learn some cool trail information...

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park



Sep 30 2023 - Sep 30 2023

September 30

Sep. 30

Grab your binoculars and get ready for this annual feathered frenzy. This event was designed so birders of all skill sets can enjoy one of the country’s fastest growing...

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park



Dec 02 2023 - Dec 09 2023

December 02

Recurring weekly on Saturday until Dec. 09 2023

Chimney Rock has become Santa’s favorite place to train for his big night of deliveries. After a long summer, what better place to prepare and stay in shape than on one of the...

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

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