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Chained rock

Chained rock is a very nice short hike. I love to go barefoot on the rocks and do some yoga! A... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
Valerie L
via mobile
The ONLY rock of its size in captivity!

Not a difficult hike, unless you climb up on the rock to examine the pin & chain. Sons ago the... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Ernest A
Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Chained rock is a very nice short hike. I love to go barefoot on the rocks and do some yoga! A great spot to catch the sunset as well.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Valerie L
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Not a difficult hike, unless you climb up on the rock to examine the pin & chain. Sons ago the ridge cracked and the fissure formed a huge rock that may one day ay roll down into the valley. Apparently this worried the residents of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

This is a hike weve made several times over the years and still enjoy. I wouldn't say theres anything special about "chained rock", but this is a beautiful area to visit. Nice trails and absolutely beautiful scenery during the fall.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Vrg2007
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We loved it! Didn't bring the 5 year old and younger kids. There's not really any safety rails or anything. Makes a mom anxious! The hike was not easy but the kids did fine.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank jessica p
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The reward at the end is worth the hike. The chain on the rock isn’t the reward but the view is. The trail has lots of stairs and is difficult toward the end because of some large rocks you have to cross and they can...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 895ashleye
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

My husband used to visit family he when he was a child. We're brought out today back to recreate photos from when he was little. It was such a gorgeous day.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Bonnielt23
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Ok, it's a rock...with a chain on it. In reality, the chain does nothing...except get you to this incredible view. This is well worth the hike.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Dave S
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Nice walk to the rock and the view of the valley below. While in the Lodge, there was a print out on the story of the rock and how the chain came about. Cute story.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank leftout
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We brought our 11 and 16 year olds to Chain Rock and had a ball. The hike was simple enough getting too Chain Rock. It is mostly downhill. To see the Chained Rock younger children would be fine but my kiddos wanted to stand next...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Melinda N
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We started to go to chain rock, but were told by a couple who had been there is was a difficult climb. My husband is having knee problems, so we decided to skip the climb. We went to the lookout and it was wonderful. You...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ben5170
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Deanne H
8 October 2018|
Response from Vrg2007 | Reviewed this property |
Pineville sits in a narrow valley on the old Wilderness Road, beneath a high cliff and a big rock. For years travelers would ask about the rock, and so would local children, fearful that it would roll down Pine Mountain and... More