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“Great Hike” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock State Park
431 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC 28720
800-277-9611
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Geologic Formations, Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is an international outdoor destination in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC, attracting visitors from around the world. Highlights include:- 75-mile panoramic views overlooking Lake Lure- 404-foot waterfall, one of the highest of its kind east of the Mississippi River- The Last of the Mohicans scenes were filmed here, and Dirty Dancing was filmed in adjacent Lake Lure- ancient geologic formations- 198-foot tunnel & elevator inside the mountain- five scenic hiking trails- guided rock climbing & moreThe Park's modernized elevator offers a handicap-accessible 35-sec. ride to the iconic Chimney, an alternative to "nature's Ultimate Stairmaster," the Outcroppings trail. Chimney Rock has something for everyone from the family-friendly Great Woodland Adventure trail to the stunning Skyline trail to Exclamation Point. Recognized as one of the Southeast’s most iconic outdoor attractions, Chimney Rock is located 25 miles southeast of Asheville on Highway 64/74A in Chimney Rock, NC.
Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Great Hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

It was a great to see the views and the Fall colors from the top. The elevator was not working but we did not need it. Hickory Nut Falls was pretty. Great way to spend time in nature.

Visited November 2011
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Post Falls, Idaho
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“The best view by far and alot of history....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Went there when we were traveling the United States. the View is spectular....

Visited March 2011
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“What a view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

The elevator was closed for repair but the walk up the stairs was great exercise and the views on the way up were worth the effort.

Visited November 2011
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Chimney Rock is a great destination. I visited in early November 2011 and fortunately, there were still plenty of leaves on the trees. Beautiful drive up the mountain to the parking lot. The elevator is not working now and won't be back until early 2012 but still enjoyed the day. I couldn't handle the stairs up to the Rock so I walked to the falls. There wasn't much water coming down the falls now but it was still a great walk to the falls and back. Beautiful up there.

Visited November 2011
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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“Chimney Rock”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Beautiful setting and scenary and good exercise. The veiw from the top of Chimney Rock was awesome. We would do it again.

Visited October 2011
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