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Saturday, June 1

National Trails Day

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: Included with Park admission.

Celebrate one of our favorite days of the year with a day of guided hikes along Chimney Rock’s six unique trails. Join naturalists throughout the day and learn more about the park’s history, flora, and fauna. Our partners from Waypoint Adventure will also be in the park leading accessible hikes. Full schedule and details below!

Hike Schedule:

Guided Outcroppings Trek | Meet at Cliff Dwellers

10am & 1pm

Take a guided journey to the top of Chimney Rock! This hike climbs 500 stairs past iconic park features like the Grotto, Subway, and Pulpit Rock. Enjoy the reward: the view of Lake Lure from the top.

Guided Waterfall Hike with Waypoint Adventure | Meet at Cliff Dwellers

11am & 2pm

Strike out on this 1.5 mile round-trip hike to stunning Hickory Nut Falls with Chimney Rock staff and Waypoint Adventure. This hike will be accessible to people with a wide range of disabilities. Waypoint Adventure has a variety of off-road hiking wheelchairs, along with a team of trained staff and volunteers to support your needs. Once registered, we will be in touch to discuss specific accommodations and supports. 

Please note: registration is encouraged for this hike if you require support from Waypoint.

11am Signup: https://waypoint-adventure-nc.jumbula.com/OpenEnrollment2024/060124OutdoorHikingNationalTrailsDayChimneyRockStatePark1100am100pm

2pm Signup:


Guided Great Woodland Family Adventure | Meet at Animal Discovery Den

12pm & 3pm

This easy hike is perfect for explorers of all ages! Take a guided half-mile stroll along our trail specifically designed for young hikers, and stop by our interactive wildlife-focused stations along the way. Note: this trail is not appropriate for wheelchairs or strollers.



Saturday, June 1
10:00 am - 3:00 pm