Chimney Rock is now OPEN to the public after completing storm damage cleanup of downed trees from this past weekend.
We encourage guests to come enjoy our signature 75-mile views of Lake Lure and Hickory Nut Gorge, five unique hiking trails, a 404-foot waterfall, picnic areas and Grady's Animal Discovery Den. Check out our website for up-to-date information on the elevator modernization, hiking trails and exciting things to see and do in the Park! Visit us online at Chimneyrockpark.com.
Fall Leaf Peepers
Fall in the mountains is synonymous with brilliant displays of leaf color, and here in the Hickory Nut Gorge, we enjoy viewing the full spectrum of colors—from deep red and maroon to fiery yellow and orange. While it's beautiful year-round in Chimney Rock and the Hickory Nut Gorge, if you're planning a trip around the fall leaf season, we predict peak colors to occur between late October and the first week of November. However, there are many factors that influence when leaves change color, and any prediction is nothing more than a calculated guess. Please check back often; as the weather changes our forecast may change as well. Visit our Leaf Peeping updates here.
For ideas on how best to view fall color in the Park, check out our October newsletter: http://chimneyrockpark.com/events/enewsletters/newsletter_oct11.html
About Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is a developing international outdoor destination located 25 miles southeast of Asheville on Highway 64/74A in Chimney Rock, N.C. It is recognized as one of the Southeast’s most iconic sites and popular travel destinations. The Park’s 535-million-year-old monolith called Chimney Rock offers guests 75-mile panoramic views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure. Hickory Nut Gorge, one of the state’s most significant centers of biodiversity, is home to 36 rare plant species and 14 rare animal species, and the second highest waterfall of its kind in the eastern United States. A destination for travel groups, weddings and special events, the Park also hosts innovative educational programs for schools, homeschoolers, scouts and summer camps. Visit Chimney Rock’s website at chimneyrockpark.com. More information on current Capital Improvement projects at chimneyrockpark.com/progress or by calling 800-277-9611.Read the full article
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