“enjoy spectacular 75-mile views”
Spectacular 75-mile views, 404ft Hickory Nut Falls, hiking trails, amazing rock formations and sheer cliffs, guided rock climbing, special events and lots more. 26-story elevator inside mountain.
Chimney Rock is the natural fulfillment of your trip to the North Carolina mountains. Take a deep breath of refreshing mountain air, become invigorated by our hiking trails, and let your cares fade away in the cool mist of Hickory Nut Falls. This is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and spend time with family and friends. Only minutes from Lake Lure, Chimney Rock offers the best of the mountains in one place – spectacular 75-mile views, hiking trails for all ages, a 404-foot waterfall, a variety of events and more. Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is proud to be part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and is located just 25 miles southeast of Asheville, NC and 20 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
In 2008, the state parks system acquired a tract of land for Chimney Rock State Park that is integral for future access to Rumbling Bald Mountain. The site, just off Boys Camp Road at the western edge of the Town of Lake Lure, has long been used by the public as access for climbing, bouldering and hiking on surrounding public land. The access is open. All scheduled projects that affected the availability of this access have been completed. Park personnel will continue to work on additional projects at this site, however, closures should not occur as a result.
This is a day use area only and it receives heavy visitation in the winter. Parking is limited and visitors are asked to park only in the designated area and to consider carpooling when planning a visit. All state park rules and regulations apply.The Nature Conservancy owns property on the south face of Rumbling Bald. The Conservancy allows climbers there under the following conditions: only adults over 18 are allowed to climb and no for-profit groups are allowed.
Make sure you take the stairs instead of elevator, it's well worth it. The views are breathtaking.
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