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Chimney Rock State Park

431 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC 28720
+1 800-277-9611
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Lots of stairs to the top of the chimney rock but well worth the effort! We could see so far on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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A beautiful visit to Hickory Falls

The trails in Chimney Rock State Park are all beautiful and challenging in their own right. Today I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mamabear1226
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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.
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431 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC 28720
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"great exercise"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots of stairs to the top of the chimney rock but well worth the effort! We could see so far on this clear day! The “subway” is cool (literally and figuratively). Take one path up and the other path down. Nice gift shop too. Love...More

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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your time at the Parkf. There are many "cool" places in the Park. One of the most popular is the Subway you mention, which makes adults feel like kid's again. Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trails in Chimney Rock State Park are all beautiful and challenging in their own right. Today I brought my fiancée to the park for the first time. We walked the Hickory falls trail that led to the waterfall. It was a beautiful end of...More

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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so glad you and your fiance enjoyed one of our trails and decided to upgrade to a season pass. We're working on a few things, which was why one of the staircases was closed during your visit, but by spring everything should be reopen....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The elevator was out of order during my visit, and the entrance fee was discounted by $2. No opinion about that. Drove up the winding road to the shop below Chimney Rock and parked there. It took me about 15 minutes to get to the...More

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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you enjoyed the views! We say views, because you get a different one with each step you take. Exclamation Point and the Park's Skyline trail offer expansive views of the Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure. So glad you enjoyed your time...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing! It’s a lot to take in. The views are breathtaking. Great opportunities for some excellent photos.

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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Christopher, Thanks so much for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the Park and its amazing views. As you say, it's a photographer's paradise!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went out of our way to visit this location while traveling through North Carolina. Yes, we were on a tight schedule. But we figured if we couldn't visit it in the early evening, we would try in the morning. We got there about 4pm.....More

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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Clyde, So sorry you went out of your way and didn't have a chance to visit the Park. During the winter months, we are closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so that our team can work on trails and other areas of the Park. We sincerely...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a warmer day, since we've been stuck in the house we decided to see what Chimney Rock was like. The elevator was out, which is fine, we wanted to take the stairs anyway! It worked out to be a little cheaper for the...More

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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Caryn, We're so glad you had a good time exploring the Park's many trails. Kiddos do love the subway. You'll often hear giggles of joy coming from there when families go through! Thanks again for your wonderful review of the Park. You're definitely right, a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When going to Chimney Rock Wear good shoes,bring water, and if cold wear layer so you can take them off, you will get hot climbing the stairs

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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Gary, We're glad you enjoyed your time in the Park. You gave some great hiking suggestions to our guests! Layering is the key to a comfortable hike. Thanks again for the wonderful review.

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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Our family of five thoroughly enjoyed the hike up to the top of Chimney Rock. It was actually easier than expected! The thought of all of those stairs might sound daunting, but we had no issues - even my 6 year old didn't complain. My...More

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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed the magical beauty of the Park. Winter is an amazing time for a hike in Chimney Rock, because you never know what you're going to see. Thanks again for the review!

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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our hike in chimney rock today it was freezing cold but worth it there is a charge of 17 or 16 for adults and 7 for children 5 and older we paid a little less because the elevator was out of order I...More

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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2018

Stephanie, So glad you enjoyed your time in the Park. Admission is currently $13 per adult and $6 per child. Please let us know if you were charged more than this. We look forward to seeing you again when it warms up.

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

We visited Chimney Rock in late December, the weather was perfect with mid 50's and clear skies. The park was $8 a person to get into, very expensive I thought. Where we live it's $20 a car for the year to visit our state parks....More

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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Lisa, Thank you so much for your review. We're glad your family enjoyed the Park and your visit to North Carolina! The view from the Skyline trail is pretty amazing. Best wishes and thanks again!

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We saw several dogs there, so I'm going to say yes!
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We were told that in a week or two they will be closing down Chimney Rock. The reason was that they were waiting for a heavy duty helicopter to being in a 12,000 pound elevator motor. Unfortunately, they said they were t... More
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Response from ChristusG | Reviewed this property |
It took us about 20 - 25 minutes of moving at a normal pace to get to the top. We stopped occasionally to admire the views and take some photos. Our youngest is six and there were no complaints from her since we didn't just... More
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