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 your way if you show up for this special, early morning, FREE entry!
Start at the park entrance next to the Old Rock Café at 8:00 a.m.
Cross a bridge over the Rocky Broad River that was first traversed in 1916, and continue your hike through history until you reach the top.
The park will provide shuttle transportation back down to your vehicles in Chimney Rock Village by 10:00 a.m.
Start North Carolina State Parks’ centennial year off right by exploring the progression of Chimney Rock State Park during this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hike the old motor road!!
State parks across the nation are offering First Day Hikes as a way to promote healthy lifestyles and year-round recreation at America’s state parks.
Each year over 720 million people visit America’s state parks and contribute $23 billion to the economy.
Bring plenty of drinking water, clothing suited to the weather, and wear sturdy hiking shoes.
This hike will be moderately strenuous.