Chimney Rock State ParkCurrently Closed
- Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720, USA, United States
- Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8002779611
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Family And Kids
Chimney Rock State Park - Review
Chimney Rock State Park is very famous for the Chimney Rock. Nicknamed as “The Rock”, it is a colossal granite outcropping within the beautiful Chimney Rock State Park. The park was declared as a state park in 2007. The park has a mixture of topography, which encourages different varieties of flora. It has more than 550 species of vascular plants, some of which are on the North Carolina’s Endangered, Threatened and Candidate Plant species list. Also, in addition to the famous high rock, the park also has a lake. This makes it a haven for resident as well as migratory birds. Parts of the park that are deciduous entice summer-breeding birds to make it their home for the season. Birdwatchers are requested to keep their cameras at the go, as the park is abundant with the most gorgeous species of birds.
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95% of people who visit Chimney Rock include Chimney Rock State Park in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
76.6% of people start their Chimney Rock State Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Chimney Rock State Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chimney Rock State Park
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Chimney Rock State Park, Chimney Rock Reviews
Great views of the area! It has been a while since I visited this location, but I think I would like to see it again. From other reviews it sounds like the trail to the waterfall is open again. When I visited (few years ago) there was a rock slide and a large bolder blocking the trail. It is definitely a good workout walking all the steps (no elevator in use when we were there). I look forward to visiting again in the future. Snack bar also available on site.
A magical place... I went as a child every summer (from FL) and hadn't been in over 2 decades. It was sublime getting to take my own children here this summer, and it was even more gorgeous than I remember. The hike was a great experience-totally doable for most any reasonably active adult (we did a *much* more challenging hike the following day-Wildcat Rock). Also, worth mentioning, we got there a couple hours before they closed, and said we could return the following day, without having to pay additional admission price, so long as we kept our tickets. Really, this is, in many ways,the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
Chimney Rock is a great place for all to enjoy. The wonderful scenery and beautiful nature is truly something to behold, for any member of the family. This may prove to be challenging to reach for some, as the many steep stairs to actually reach chimney rock may be a bit to physically challenging for some (but its a great workout!). Chimney rock is a great place to visit if you are in the mountains!
Fabulous view. Great trails to walk. Most spectacular tall heavy flowing water fall. Wildest tallest of all in near by area I've seen. Pretty easy trail to walk and get there. Lots of tree shade. Highly encourage you ckecl out if near Chimney Rock area.
A great place to visit. Highly recommend if you are in the area put this on the list. I was impressed with the work and money that went into this place. Even recommend for those with physical disabilities, they make it easy for wheel chairs.