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Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock State Park

TOTAL FOR ALL TRAILS

  • Total Distance: 4.7 Miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain: 1329′

TRAIL BREAKDOWN:

  • Four Seasons Trail: 1.54 Miles Round Trip
    Woodland Trail from lower parking lot to main parking lot – Elevation Gain: 354′
  • Hickory Nut Falls Trail: 2.06 Miles Round Trip
    Branches off Four Seasons Trail to bottom of 400′ waterfall – Elevation Gain: 417′
  • Visitor’s Parking Lot to Exclamation Point: 1.1 Miles RT – Elevation Gain: 558′

The Outcroppings: .5 Mile Round Trip
Made up of staircases from upper parking lot to Chimney Chimney Elevation: 2280′

Skyline Trail: .6 Mile Round Trip
Begins at Chimney to top of Exclamation Point Exclamation Point Elevation: 2480′

I Counted all 1322 Steps!

Breakdown of steps:

  • 226 steps – Four Seasons Trail to bottom of Staircase
  • 76 steps  – Staircase from Four Seasons Trail to Hickory Nut Falls Trail
  • 176 steps – Hickory Nut Falls Trail to Upper Parking Lot
  • 194 steps – Parking Lot to Vista Point
  • 270 steps – Vista Point to Bottom of Chimney Steps
  • 76 steps – Bottom of Chimney Steps to the Opera Box
  • 80 steps – Opera Box to Devil’s Head
  • 224 steps – Devil’s Head to Exclamation Point at the top

Trail Details

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CRSP – 2016-03-24

Hickory Nut Falls

CRSP – 2017-02-06

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CRSP – April 18, 2014

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CRSP – August 31, 2015

Chimney Rock State Park

CRSP – Autumn, 2014

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CRSP – January 20 2015

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CRSP – March 15, 2016

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CRSP – March 7, 2016

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