Chimney Rock State Park, Chimney Rock

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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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  • This is great place for all ages! You don't have to hike the mountain to see the great view, they have an elevator in the side of the mountain. I prefer to hike, and if you're like me, they've got ple...  more »
  • We stoped here on our way to Lake Lure. Check the local weather to get the most out of the hike. Chimney Rock offers beautiful views for those not afraid of heights! The Chimney Rock is almost 3000 fe...  more »
  • Climbed up the steps to the top of chimney rock. On a blue sunny spring day the view was breath taking. Only downside is the price to get into the park $15.00 for adults and $7.00 for kids. Under 5 ye...  more »
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  • I'm so lucky to live so close to this park! The views from all areas of the park are amazing. They have programs all year long for all ages and a season pass is very reasonable as far as price is concerned. The only problem right now is that the elevator is broken so if your not able to climb lots and lots of steps you will not be able to get to the chimney and see the best views.
  • This is so beautiful. Really one of the gems of the southeast. It's paved pretty much all the way to the top, which kinda sucks, but the crowds are friendly and the views are great.
  • Was a very cold and dreary January day on our visit but we were thankful to have seen it. Once you climb all the stairs (and there are a lot of stairs) you end up on a really really crazy dangling rock. While it was very foggy and we couldn't see the view it was terrifying to know we were on a rock suspended in the air. After a few quick pictures, I demanded we begin our descent to flat land. HAHA
  • One of my favorite parks especially since I got married here. Variety of trails with lots of stairs. Dog friendly. The views are beautiful.
  • Beautiful spot offering a great view of the mountain ranges. There is a lot of walking and stairs so be aware. It can also get very windy on the rock. Worthwhile stop on our trip, plan about an hour and a half stop.