Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

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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  • Information Sheet: https://Greenville.simpleviewcrm.com/docs/amenities/Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park.docx
  • Days Open: Daily April-Oct. Hours change Nov.-March
  • Hours of Operation: 10am-6pm; gate closes at 4:30pm (Open Fri-Tues during winter)
  • ADA Compliant:
  • 100% Smoke Free:
  • Discounts Offered:
    • Group Discounts
    • Military
    • Senior
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  • Minutes To GSP Airport: 70
  • Minutes To Downtown Greenville: 75
  • Minutes to TD Convention Center: 75
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October

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Oct 07 2017 - Oct 29 2017

October 07

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday until Oct. 29 2017

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 Park. Join one of the Park...

October

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October 21

Oct. 21

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 State Parks created a...

November

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November 04

Nov. 04

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 last weeks of autumn in...

November

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November 05

Nov. 05

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 the views from the Park...

November

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November 11

Nov. 11

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 knowledge of the outdoors...

November

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November 18

Nov. 18

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 seldom seen by guests. As you...

November

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Nov 24 2017 - Nov 25 2017

November 24

Nov. 24 - Nov. 25

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 in the Park. Join one of...

December

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Dec 02 2017 - Dec 09 2017

December 02

Recurring weekly on Saturday until Dec. 09 2017

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 than on one of the...

December

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December 16

Dec. 16

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 winter hike will take...

December

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Dec 26 2017 - Dec 31 2017

December 26

Dec. 26 - Dec. 31

Winter is the perfect time for exploring the Park. Leafless trees make for more places enjoy the views and picture taking. Chimney Rock celebrates this winter break by...