Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Chimney Rock

#1 of 89 in Trails in North Carolina
Must see · Lookout · Hiking Trail
Featured in films such as "The Last of the Mohicans," Chimney Rock at 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. Put Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park into our Chimney Rock online holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Chimney Rock.
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  • The elevator made it possible for our senior group to reach the rock. There are about 40 stairs to get to the flagpole, but all of our members were able to climb the stairs safely and look out at a...  more »
  • Chimney rock did not disappoint! Started off with traffic and having to shuttle up but it was a beautiful Saturday so everyone had the same idea. It wasn’t as crowded as I was afraid it would be. Fun....  more »
  • Chimney Rock State Park in Lake Lure is a beautiful park and nature area. I really like all of the different trails and spectacular views available throughout the park. The park is very well managed, clean, and maintained for the benefit of all the visitors. There is so much to see and do at every point in the park. It is difficult sometimes to choose what to do first due to so many activities and points of interest. I like that there is an elevator to get to the top of one mountain so it is easy to get to and enjoy. I enjoyed all of the different history and educational displays at the park and learned a lot. The staff here is very helpful and willing to help and answer questions from visitors. This is an awesome park.
  • We’ve been to this state park several times, when my husband and I were dating, later with the dog and the kids. We had our wedding here as well, the views are breathtaking and it’s never too crowded. The park rangers/staff are very kind and helpful as well.

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