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Saturday, June 8

National Get Outdoors Day

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

This holiday highlights one of our favorite things to do: get outdoors! Stop by the park for a day of hiking, outdoor activities, education stations, and more. Our friends from Waypoint Adventures will be on site leading accessible hikes. Full schedule and details below!


Schedule of Events

Rockin’ Raptors | Chimney level

10am – 3pm

Many types of powerful birds of prey call Hickory Nut Gorge home. Stop by to meet a naturalist and learn about the role raptors play in our ecosystem.

Threats and Thorns | Waterfall

10am – 3pm

All plants and animals have special adaptations that help them survive in their environment. But which ones can be harmful to people? Meet a naturalist and learn more.

Climbing Demonstrations by Fox Mountain Guides | Outcroppings Deck

10am – 3pm

Fox Mountain Guides will be onsite offering free climbing demonstrations for anyone interested ages six years old and up. No experience necessary. All equipment provided.

What a Ranger Does | Top Parking lot 


Meet a Chimney Rock State Park Ranger and learn about what a day on the job looks like at this touch-a-truck style station.

Guided hike with Waypoint Adventures | Meet in Top Parking lot

10am and 2pm | Hickory Nut Falls trail

Join Waypoint Adventure and Chimney Rock staff on a moderate hike to one of the tallest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains: Hickory Nut Falls. 

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.

10am Signup:

2pm Signup:


Saturday, June 8
10:00 am - 3:00 pm