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 the 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.

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, at 2,480 feet, or climb higher along the Skyline trail to Peregrine's Point, the highest point in the Park or amazing views. 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 Greenville Convention Center: 75
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March

30

Mar 30 2019 - Mar 30 2019

March 30

Mar. 30

Put down your smart phone and join us for National Take A Walk in a Park Day. Our Naturalist will lead several guided hikes throughout the day, we’ll have Kids in Parks onsite...

April

01

Apr 01 2019 - Apr 30 2019

April 01

Apr. 01 - Apr. 30

We are lucky to have incredible Animal Educators to help us spread the word on the important roles they play in the Park. Join one of our Park Naturalists for an informal...

April

06

Apr 06 2019 - Apr 06 2019

April 06

Apr. 06

Spring is for the birds! Dozens of species migrate through our area every spring as they head north. Join us to find how many different species you can see and hear that are...

April

21

Apr 21 2019 - Apr 21 2019

April 21

Apr. 21

Celebrate the glory of Easter with song, scripture and spiritual music as a spectacular sunrise ascends over Lake Lure. Chimney Rock’s nondenominational Annual Easter Sunrise...

April

27

Apr 27 2019 - Apr 28 2019

April 27

Apr. 27 - Apr. 28

Join Professional Photographer Chuck Hill for this two-day workshop focusing on nature’s beauty at all hours of the day. This class will discuss and review panos, types of...

May

11

May 11 2019 - May 11 2019

May 11

May. 11

Treat mom to a morning of wildflower exploration. This moderate will help you learn about our colorful spring flowers. You’ll be surprised to find such a variety of plants...

May

18

May 18 2019 - May 18 2019

May 18

May. 18

Advance registration is required. Please use the link below to register. You must show your pass at the gate. New Passholders are welcome; purchase an annual pass for less...

May

25

May 25 2019 - May 27 2019

May 25

May. 25 - May. 27

Memorial Day is often thought of as the kickoff to summer fun, and Chimney Rock has all the activities to make that happen. Saturday through Monday your family can enjoy...

June

01

Jun 01 2019 - Jun 01 2019

June 01

Jun. 01

The Hickory Nut Gorge is home to iconic landmarks like Chimney Rock and Lake Lure, but did you know it’s also host to an assortment of locally-crafted foods and drinks? Enjoy...

June

01

Jun 01 2019 - Sep 02 2019

June 01

Jun. 01 - Sep. 02

Chimney Rock is lucky to have incredible Animal Educators to help them spread the word on the important roles they play in the Park. Join one of their Park naturalists for an...

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