Chimney Rock State Park, Chimney Rock

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Observation Deck Geologic Formation
Featured in films such as "The Last of the Mohicans," Chimney Rock State Park is full of beautiful attractions, including the 535-year-old Chimney Rock, for which the park is named. Before the granite monolith was acquired by the state of North Carolina in 2007, the Morse family privately owned Chimney Rock for more than 100 years. The park also is home to Devil's Head balancing rock and Hickory Nut Falls. Hike the various park trails designed for varying skill levels, play at one of the 12 Great Woodland Discovery zones, or, if you're feeling more adventurous, go rock climbing for the day. Arrange your visit to Chimney Rock State Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Chimney Rock using our Chimney Rock trip generator.
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  • I must admit that we have been expecting more. We arrived and it was raised it all very touristy. We had seen rock chimney on many pictures, and thought that there is a complete panoramic view from there. This proved however wrong assumption, since directly behind the photographer is obviously still a mountain. Nearby, however, is a beautiful river with many stones that made even some nice photos.
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  • This is a excellent hike to take to the 404 foot fall. This fall was featured in Thge last of the Mohican movie as well as others. Worth the visit  more »
  • I traveled here with my girlfriend and family and had a great time. The park has numerous trails which make for a lot of stairs and walking. All the walking is worth it for the great views!  more »
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  • Lots of different geological features and several awesome vantage points of the surrounding area. Well marked and maintained trails and stairways. Easy to strenuous hikes available and food and gift shops. Also educational programs.
  • Beautiful park and great views from the top..but 500 steps is a lot of steps when the elevator is out and it 90 degrees outside..and carrying to kids that gave up halfway during the climb was no easy task either. Bring water and food with you.. but they do have snack stands and a general store as well. Also free rock climbing too after paying the entrance fee to the park. 4 years and younger is free.
  • Love this place.. wish they would open the bottomless pools back up. If you don't know about them Google it. They are a wonder of the world and should be back open to the public as they were. The bottomless pools are near the big hotel and used to have a nice walking path and bridges around them. They are 3 of them and they never have found the bottom.
  • Stunning view. Staff has always been easy to work with. The views is amazing. Can be a little scary for younger kids and people who don't like heights. But it is worth seeing. Highly recommend it
  • Worth every penny of the admission cost! Also worth hiking above the chimney rock. Views were spectacular. Pack plenty of water and snacks - you will definitely get your exercise on all the stairs.

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