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Unique state park and well run

We visited on a cold, rainy day, and nearly had the place to ourselves! We opted to use the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
julie248
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New York City, New York
Great experience all the way to the top

We went to Chimney Rock State Park during a trip to the area for a wedding. I really thought we'd... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited on a cold, rainy day, and nearly had the place to ourselves! We opted to use the elevator to get to the "chimney" so we could avoid all of the stairs, and the view from the top is really great. We also did...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Chimney Rock State Park during a trip to the area for a wedding. I really thought we'd just head to the top of the chimney and call it good. However, we ended up spending about 3 hours exploring the park. The views...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Todd, Thanks so much for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your trip. Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to Chimney Rock. We went to the top and then hiked to the falls, then back down to the parking area. Beautiful park, so much to see and the views were breathtaking. We still got to see a lot of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your time in the Park! Come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely awesome experience! You can make this attraction as easy to see as you want, or get more involved and hike and see more! My 80 year old Mom and I made the hike to the waterfall...! Yet we sure appreciated the elevator that took...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first visited the park in the 1980's when the cliff trail was an actual pristine trail, came back in the late 1990's and they had built board walks over the trail. Disappointed as the natural pristine component was now gone but views were still...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Shelley, We're sorry you were not pleased with your visit, but please know that we're working to bring back some of the parts of the Park that you loved, just in a safer and more sustainable way. We value our guests and want to make...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the highlights that we like to visit when we go to the mountains. We do not usually spend the night but we did this year. I am glad we did. We were near the state park and we well got a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your trip, Kay! Come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a pretty sight to see! It was a clear, sunny day so you could really see the mountains in the distance. I climbed the steps to Chimney Rock & then Explanation point with a brief stop at the Devil. I found the climbs...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your time in the Park. The drive can be a little adventurous for some, and we completely understand that. Please know that the flag was down, because of high winds. If we do not take the flag down when those...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mom and I really enjoyed Chimney Rock State Park. It was great to hike all the way to the top and the stairs/trails were well maintained. The view was breathtaking and you could see for miles. Well worth the price of admission.

Date of experience: November 2018
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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your time in the Park! Come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this park and thought the admission price was worth it. We chose to do the stairs and went all the way up to Exclamation Point, such wonderful views. Then we walked to the waterfall and had it all to ourselves. If we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! Come visit us again soon when you can.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the only park we visited while in NC that charge an admissions fee, understandable considering the elevator and some of the maintenance required. For 2 adults and one child was ~$32 with a coupon from Asheville visitors center. The drive inside the park...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! We're so glad you could visited and enjoyed your time in the Park.

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Cathy S
August 6, 2018|
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Response from roostertag57 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, $15 but they do offer a AAA discount if $2.
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crystal c
July 25, 2018|
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Response from Mrpatel886 | Reviewed this property |
You won't be able to finish the trail after 3:00 PM. You may get admission to the park, then you will take a shuttle to Flag pole base. The skyline trail from flag pole to flag pole alone may take good two to two and half... More
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lolonogo
April 15, 2018|
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Response from stephaniesudano | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that date, but elevator was not working when we were there!
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Travel Forum Posts
naturelover4278
Kaysville, Utah
Which itinerary is best? (4 Replies)
I posted the other day, but we're still in the toying with ideas stage so I'd like to throw this out there. We're trying to decide if we should fly into Knoxville or fly into Asheville for our trip the first week of November. Here's one itinerary for if we flew into Knoxville: Sunday, November 1 - Arrive, settle in and get ready for early start the next day. Stay in Pigeon Forge. Monday, November 2 - Drive through GSMNP with focus on Cades Cove, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail,...More
October 08, 2015|
Response fromqueeni_traveler|
I suggest you post this on the Road Trip forum. To me, it sounds like you have too much. I hope you have time to enjoy. Asheville is a much better destination than Knoxville.
Ben Y
Bangkok, Thailand
itinerary and restaurant suggestions (10 Replies)
hi, we (a family of 4 with two teens) will be in Asheville towards the end of July for 3 nights (from Friday - Monday). We are currently booked in two rooms at the Doubletree near Biltmore Estate and the reason being that the hotel was the most reasonable option available (we were considering hotels like the grand bohemian and the aloft but their rates are about $400 per night incl. tax for 1 room). Here is our planned itinerary (suggestions on what to fix/change would be appreciated): ...More
June 10, 2015|
Response fromBen Y|
can someone please help me? thanks
naturelover4278
Kaysville, Utah
Help with timing and organization of itinerary (11 Replies)
We are making a trip to GSMNP and the BRP. Here is where we are staying and when: Sunday, Nov 1 - Arrive in Knoxville. Drive to Gatlinburg. Stay the night. Monday, Nov 2 - GSMNP. Drive to Cherokee. Spend the night. Tuesday, Nov 3 - Drive southern portion of BRP. Stay in cabins in Asheville. Wednesday, Nov 4 - North on BRP until Linville Viaduct. Stay in cabins in Asheville. Thursday, Nov 5 - Dupont State Forest, (Chimney Rock State Park or Visitor's Center, Folk Art Center)...More
October 13, 2015|
Response fromnsudemons97|
Depending on what time you arrive on November 1st, you could easily drive Roaring Fork that afternoon. this would allow you to get an early start at Cades Cove the next morning, and an early start is the best way to beat the crowds. Assuming that you make it to Cades Cove before 9 AM, you should be able to make that entire loop in 4-5 hours if you don't make too many stops. Then you can make your way back toward Sugarlands VC and Newfound Gap Rd to begin the trip across the mountain. Along...More