~ ABOUT OUR GROUP ~
The “Friends of Chimney Rock State Park” is a 501-C-3 non-profit organization that supports Chimney Rock State Park through volunteering and fundraising with a focus on recreational access, education, and protection of the ecological resources within Hickory Nut Gorge.
To protect & encourage outdoor recreation in Chimney Rock State Park through access and ecological education.
~ EXPLORE THE PARK ~
~ EVENTS ~
Junior Ranger & Rogue Ranger Programs
'Four Seasons' Hiking Series
Volunteer Trail Days & Invasive Removal
Park in the Dark (Fall) & Park in the Moonlight(Spring)
The Four Seasons Initiative is a series of guided hikes sponsored by the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park and led by Park Rangers. These hikes will take you into areas of the park that are not easily accessible due to public access issues. The hikes are free for current…
The Rogue Ranger Volunteer Program is a Friends of Chimney Rock State Park sponsored program where volunteers assist rangers with some of their most rewarding job duties. These opportunities include marking uncharted territories, bushwhacking new trails, battling invasive plants, renewing recreational opportunities, and socializing at local events! The list below…
Thirty volunteers descended on the Rumbling Bald loop trail like a swarm of ants, ready to work. The roughly graded, brand new route to the West Side was raked, scraped, and groomed into walkable shape. Unfortunately, not all those who wanted to help could; Many volunteers, some who had driven…
For the first time in 100 years, everyone is invited to hike up Chimney Rock Park Road! The Park Superintendent will lead an informative discussion about the park’s history while the group strolls up the 3.2-mile entrance road. Usually restricted only to vehicle traffic, there will be no cars in…