We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“for the love of hiking”

Chimney Rock State Park
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
A TripAdvisor Member
864
Reviewed February 1, 2004

The drive to the top is ok but narrow. On weekdays there's not a problem getting to the top parking area but weekend you may have to ride the bus up. The tunnel, elevator ride, and initial observation are great. Price is reasonable. The two hiking trails are not for the couch potato. The Forest Stroll is shorter but a rougher path. The stairs for the other trail are tuff but the rest is a real good hike. The falls are great the best view is from the bottom trails. Oh yea if in the spring or summer do pack a lunch. You will be hungry. Picnic tables are nearby.

6  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (1,953)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,895 - 1,899 of 1,953 reviews

Reviewed May 5, 2003

Beautiful and gorgeous do not pass this up if you can help it, and see all of the park it is well worth the walking. Only on piece of advice, watch your children CAREFULLY these are not just trails these are trails on the side of a MOUNTAIN! I almost lost my child off the side of the mountain not to mention my spouse in the process of saving her. We were being very cautious, it was just one of those freak things that may happen one time in a million but it happened. I would never suggest changing the trails, that's all a part of hiking and the allure of the park, but Iplease be careful. We will go back again, I can't tell you how beautiful it was!

6  Thank Kidsintow
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 30, 2017
Google Translation

Thank Michan98
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Thank Verena R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 2, 2017
Google Translation

Thank Travelinis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Chimney Rock State Park also viewed

Chimney Rock, North Carolina Mountains
North Carolina Mountains, NC
 
Asheville, North Carolina Mountains
Chimney Rock, North Carolina Mountains
 

Been to Chimney Rock State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing