The North Carolina Mountains Sights

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

  • U.S. Hwy. 64/74A Map It
  • Chimney Rock
  • Park/Playground

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

At the 5,200-acre Chimney Rock State Park, an elevator travels through a 26-story shaft of rock for a staggering view of Hickory Nut Gorge and the surrounding mountains. You can also climb to the top of the Chimney. Trails, open year-round, lead to 400-foot Hickory Nut Falls, where the 1992 movie The Last of the Mohicans was filmed. Though now mostly a state park with free admission, about 1,000 acres, including the Chimney and elevator, are still operated privately, with shops and a café—and an admission charge.

Sight Information


U.S. Hwy. 64/74A, Chimney Rock, North Carolina, 28720, United States

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828-625–9611; 800-277–9611

Sight Details:

  • $1
  • Ticket office: Daylight Savings Time 8:30–5:30, Standard Time 10–4:30

Published 07/23/2015


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