Chimney Rock State Park, Chimney Rock, North Carolina
431 Main St, Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720| Map |
Stunning views, hiking trails for all ages and a 404-foot waterfall will impress visitors to Chimney Rock State Park, located 25 miles southeast of Asheville, North Carolina. Enjoying nature together is a bonding experience that creates lasting memories, and families will find plenty of activities to share at Chimney Rock State Park. The park's five unique hiking trails showcase rare and indigenous plants, unusual geological formations and a variety of native wildlife. The trails range in skill level from easy to strenuous. Most trails are open all year, weather permitting. A nice family walk is to the foot of the Hickory Nut Falls, the second highest falls of its kind east of the Mississippi River. The falls can be reached by taking a gentle walk via the Hickory Nut Falls trail to a platform at its bottom. Park staff also offer guided hikes, rock climbing and workshops. A part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, Chimney Rock State Park is a haven for birds from the riverbanks to the highest cliffs. Seasonal guided bird walks, family nature walks and kid-friendly programs are among the events and activities offered by Chimney Rock State Park, located a stone?s throw from Asheville, North Carolina.
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Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Situated near the entrance of North Carolina's Chimney Rock State Park is Old Rock Cafe, a small eatery serving tasty sandwiches and salads. It's a good place for families to stop and eat before hiking, or to buy a picnic lunch before heading into the park.
Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720| Map
Phone: (828) 625-9611
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Price: Adults: $15; Children (5 - 15): $7; Children under 5: Free.