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Address: Highway 64/74A, Chimney Rock State Park, Asheville, NC 28720
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Located in Chimney Rock State Park, the Needle's Eye consists of 176 steep...

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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Exciting For All Ages

Chimney Rock State Park has a lot of internal attractions but this one is the best! It is easily accessible once you enter the park and is a favorite place for taking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2016
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Fondo, Italy
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Fondo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Chimney Rock State Park has a lot of internal attractions but this one is the best! It is easily accessible once you enter the park and is a favorite place for taking photos. Not recommended for people with physical limitations and it is not a place to allow children to run wild. This rocks are big boys and need respecting!

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1 Thank FondoTraveler
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Winter Garden, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
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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