Chimney Rock State Park

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  • 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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  • Chimney Rock State Park Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720, USA, United States
  • Chimney Rock State Park Contact Number: +1-8002779611
  • Chimney Rock State Park Timing: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Chimney Rock State Park Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Chimney Rock State Park: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Chimney Rock include Chimney Rock State Park in their plan

  • 62.36% 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

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90.98% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chimney Rock State Park

People normally club together Mike Pack Logging and Western North Carolina Nature Center while planning their visit to Chimney Rock State Park.

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  • Loved this park. We actually went here right after flooding and mudslides. Great workout all the way up to exclamation point. Make sure you bring water for your hike. We took our time going up/down, about a couple of hours. You can spend more time on other trails. There is an elevator but it wasn't opened when we were there. It was to open the following weekend. If you use it you won't have to climb the 499 steps, but what fun would that be? The entrance fee was reasonable $13. Normally $15 For adults but since the elevator wasn't working the fee was reduced. Enjoy if you go.

  • How can you not love this place? Waterfalls, hiking, picnics! I spent a lot of my childhood here and I remember the last time I went with my mother before she passed. She loved it as much as I do. I cannot wait to visit again with my family and experience everything new it has to offer. Maybe I'll finally have the guts to climb to the top.

  • Nice trails that are marked well. Some great views. The view from the top of the waterfall wasn't very good considering how far you have to hike to get there. The experience of the bottom of the waterfall is great. You can wade into the water and let the water fall on you. It feels great on a warm day!

  • Great place is amazing offering great views of lake lure and surrounding mountains. The elevators were still not working and we had to take the stairs. There is a nominal entry fee for each individual. Once you park your car, a ferry bus will take you right next to the chimney rock. There are great hiking trails and I would suggest to travel to this place between 15 Apr and 15 Oct. There are some restraints nearby offering nice food.

  • Nice 'stair hike' up to the top for all ages. Plenty of spaces to stop. Rest. And observe. There is also a trail but I did not go on it. Entry to park required. They have an elevator but it was not working when I was there

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