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Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

***The Park and All Trails Are Open Fridays - Tuesdays. Ticket Plaza hours are 8:30am - 4:30pm, guests can stay as late as 7pm once inside the Park. The top parking lot is closed due to construction, guests must park in Meadows and can either hike up to the Chimney or take a shuttle up to the base of the Chimney. Masks are required on all shuttle buses. The elevator is currently closed. Go to ChimneyRockPark.com for more information.***

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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  • 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)
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  • Minutes To GSP Airport: 70
  • Minutes To Downtown Greenville: 75
  • Minutes to Greenville Convention Center: 75
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September

26

Sep 26 2020 - Sep 26 2020

September 26

Sep. 26

Come for one of Western North Carolina’s most popular annual events, Flock to the Rock. Originally created to help folks understand why Hickory Nut Gorge is such a premier...

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

October

17

Oct 17 2020 - Oct 17 2020

October 17

Oct. 17

Navigation Come experience a unique, guided night hike that is fun for the whole family. Tales of the Trail is a non-scary, fall event that introduces you to woodland...

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

December

05

Dec 05 2020 - Dec 12 2020

December 05

Recurring weekly on Saturday until Dec. 12 2020

Since 1997, Santa has visited Chimney Rock to train for his big night of deliveries. There’s no way Santa could make it down so many chimneys without practice. What better...

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

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