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
    • Other See Company Website
  • Minutes To GSP Airport: 70
  • Minutes To Downtown Greenville: 75
  • Minutes to Greenville Convention Center: 75
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November

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Nov 23 2018 - Nov 25 2018

November 23

Nov. 23 - 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...

November

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Nov 24 2018 - Nov 24 2018

November 24

Nov. 24

Of course, Chimney Rock is known for amazing views, but some of the most incredible aspects of this area are often overlooked. Local naturalist Clint Calhoun has spent decades...

December

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Dec 01 2018 - Dec 08 2018

December 01

Recurring weekly on Saturday until Dec. 08 2018

There’s no way Santa could make it down so many chimneys without practice. What better place to prepare for his Christmas deliveries and stay in shape than on one of the...

December

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Dec 26 2018 - Dec 31 2018

December 26

Dec. 26 - Dec. 31

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

December

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Dec 29 2018 - Dec 29 2018

December 29

Dec. 29

It’s no surprise that recognizing trees without their leaves can be tricky! Bark, twigs and buds are your best tools when familiarizing yourself with our woody friends this...