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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  • Our high school choir tour (116 students and chaperones) spent the morning at Chimney Rock and LOVED it! The students loved the views and the chance to not only go to the top of Chimney Rock on up to ...  more »
  • Chimney Rock is a beautiful park near Ashville, NC. I enjoyed an afternoon of hiking in the beautiful mountains. My first hike was to the beautiful waterfall. It's a great way to cool off on a hot day...  more »
  • Chimney Rock is a very enjoyable outing for the day. There are a few trails through the forest, one leading to a waterfall. A platform has been constructed in recent years for viewing the waterfall, b...  more »
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  • 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.
  • It's a pretty tough hike up but the views are amazing as is the experience. Great place to take the family. We loved it x
  • Long line, more expensive entrance fee, and not as many trails as other NC parks. A great experience but one to mark off the bucket list--not go back to over and over again. Great views from the top!