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Chimney Rock State Park

431 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC 28720
+1 800-277-9611
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Worth the steps!

We went originally to go up to see Chimney Rock. When we realized the elevator was being replaced... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anna S
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Wonderful view

This was our very first time visiting here! It is quite a climb to the top, but totally worth it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
crystal g
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Pickens, South Carolina
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Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is an international outdoor destination in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC, attracting visitors from around the world. Highlights include:- 75-mile panoramic views overlooking Lake Lure- 404-foot waterfall, one of the highest of its kind east of the Mississippi River- The Last of the Mohicans scenes were filmed here, and Dirty Dancing was filmed in adjacent Lake Lure- ancient geologic formations- 198-foot tunnel & elevator inside the mountain- five scenic hiking trails- guided rock climbing & moreThe Park's modernized elevator offers a handicap-accessible 35-sec. ride to the iconic Chimney, an alternative to "nature's Ultimate Stairmaster," the Outcroppings trail. Chimney Rock has something for everyone from the family-friendly Great Woodland Adventure trail to the stunning Skyline trail to Exclamation Point. Recognized as one of the Southeast’s most iconic outdoor attractions, Chimney Rock is located 25 miles southeast of Asheville on Highway 64/74A in Chimney Rock, NC.
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431 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC 28720
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went originally to go up to see Chimney Rock. When we realized the elevator was being replaced and was not working, we almost didn't do the hike. I am pregnant and we were afraid it may be too much walking up 500 steps. We...More

Thank Anna S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our very first time visiting here! It is quite a climb to the top, but totally worth it! The views the whole way up are great. The added little caves , and under rock paths are so much fun! My kids and I...More

Thank crystal g
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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Crystal, We're so glad you and your family enjoyed exploring Chimney Rock. Thanks again for the review!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful place to visit. A family may spend a whole day there ... There are a lot of trails to hike and wonderful sightseeing! If you need help as a handicap or disable person, call in advance to know if the elevator is running... The...More

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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Sorry the elevator was down during your visit. State contractors are currently working to bring it back to life. Thanks again for your review! We appreciate it!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited last weekend! It was nice! AWESOME views! Lovely waterfall, great hiking trails, the kids trail was cool!

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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your time in the Park, Alicia! The trails and waterfall are beautiful this time of the year!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

First, I would like to commend the appearance of the Park, and the exceptional people that work there. My wife and I stayed in Chimney Rock over night and visited the park on April 11th. That day, we climbed the 500 steps to the top,...More

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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your time at the Park and seeing the flag wave above Chimney Rock Village. The flag is normally taken down each evening, but if we have an earlier-than-normal event or photo shoot we leave the flag up. On the weekend...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went 2 days and still beautiful location. but with elevator still out my Fitbit had me walking 80 flights of stairs in total. In decent shape but the rock kicked my butt.Wanted to do the skyline trail but frankly after all the stairs my 11...More

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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback! We appreciate your honest and hope you know state contractors are working hard to bring the elevator back to life.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The elevator was not working while we were there but the stairs are quite manageable. There are a number of landings and rest stops along the way to take a breather if needed. The panoramic views are well worth the effort- plus you get the...More

Thank adr1971
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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your time. Next time you visit you'll have to hike the Skyline trail. That trail leads to the very top of the Park's waterfall, which was also featured in The Last of the Mohicans.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Winding roads lead up to the welcome center of Chimney Rock State Park and a children's animal discovery den. With extraordinary painted restrooms! The climb up the steps are a workout for sure. A few breaks to catch our breath was needed but, oh so...More

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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The views in early spring are spectacular. We're glad you enjoyed climbing the "Ultimate Stairmaster." Chimney Rock is a magical place and we love hearing from our guests.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the stairs to the top of Chimney Rock. It's 20 stairs to each platform, so you can catch your breath if needed, and not hold anyone else behind you. Our fitbits said we climbed 80 flights of stairs that day, so you do...More

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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Climbing the "Ultimate StairMaster" is definitely a challenge worth taking. We're glad you enjoyed your time in the Park!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been going to chimney rock for many years,but refuse to go again until the elevator is fixed. Over 700 stairs up to simply get to the hikes is rediculous! Can’t understand why it is taking so long to fix the elevator.More

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ChimneyRockPark, Public Relations Manager at Chimney Rock State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're sorry to hear that you won't be visiting us again until the elevator is fixed. We understand your frustration and want you to know that state contractors are working hard to get everything back up and running again. Until then, we hope you'll visit...More

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lolonogo
16 April 2018|
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Response from stephaniesudano | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that date, but elevator was not working when we were there!
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wasno
3 October 2017|
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Response from Melissa V | Reviewed this property |
We saw several dogs there, so I'm going to say yes!
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Response from TravelingFamily00 | Reviewed this property |
We were told that in a week or two they will be closing down Chimney Rock. The reason was that they were waiting for a heavy duty helicopter to being in a 12,000 pound elevator motor. Unfortunately, they said they were t... More
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