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Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park +

431 Main Street

Chimney Rock, NC 28720

(800) 277-9611

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park represents the best of the North Carolina mountains in one place. Surrounded by the towering cliffs of Hickory Nut Gorge, the Park offers some of the most amazing views found anywhere.

From atop Chimney Rock, an ancient monolith soaring 1,200ft above the valley floor, guests can see more than 75 miles across Lake Lure, the Blue Ridge Mountains and Carolina Piedmont. With unique hiking trails, the Park has something for everyone including the family-friendly Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 discovery stations along the way. More adventurous hikers will want to take the Outcroppings and Skyline trails for some of the most unique views of the Park.

Along with the Chimney, the Park’s other star attraction is 404 ft. Hickory Nut Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River and featured in the blockbuster movie “The Last of the Mohicans.”

Chimney Rock also offers guided rock climbing lessons for beginner to advanced climbers. The Old Rock Cafe offers tasty sandwiches and snacks to get you fueled up for your hike. Souvenirs of your trip can be picked up at Cliff Dwellers Gift Shop. The Park offers discounts for groups, and is pet friendly.

Chimney Rock was recently named #3 for scenic views in a national poll of Southern Living Magazine readers and is one of the most visited attractions in North Carolina. Check chimneyrockpark.com for all the details on guided hikes, educational programs and signature special events. Bring the dog; we’re pet friendly.

Rates: $12 for Adults, $5 for youth age 6-15, children under 6 are free.

For more information call (800) 277-9611 or visit www.chimneyrockpark.com

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