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Address: Highway 64/74A, Chimney Rock State Park, Asheville, NC 28720
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Located in Chimney Rock State Park, the Needle's Eye consists of 176...
Located in Chimney Rock State Park, the Needle's Eye consists of 176 steep wooden stairs that lead hikers through a skinny passageway between two huge boulders.
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Not Permanently Closed

The stairs to the top are not permanently closed. When I went (in January) they were closed due to ice. The park attendant told me they would reopen that part if weather allowed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The stairs to the top are not permanently closed. When I went (in January) they were closed due to ice. The park attendant told me they would reopen that part if weather allowed and advised to call before coming next time to make sure. The elevator was still down for maintenance tho... oh well. There are trails for small children... More 

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Johnson City, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2011

I saw this on tripadvisor and thought it looked interesting so my friend and I drove over on Sunday. When we got to the entrance of Chimney Rock State Park we were informed the Needle's Eye has been closed to the public (no reason was given.) Also, the elevators which take you to the top of Chimney Rock are being... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2010

I visited the Chimney Rock needle's Eye a while ago, but had a lot of fun. The whole park is enjoyable. It was a bit intimidating at first walking through the 'eye', but just hang on to the handrails and watch your step! It is a pretty neat exerience.

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Address: Highway 64/74A, Chimney Rock State Park, Asheville, NC 28720
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville

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