The TRACK Trail adventures for Chimney Rock State Park were designed to be used on any trail in the park. However, kids will probably most enjoy the Great Woodland Adventure trail which is located right next to the trailhead kiosk on the side of Grady’s Animal Discovery Den. The Great Woodland Adventure Trail is a 0.5-mile long loop trail that has several interpretive exhibits for kids to interact with along the way. To get your brochure-led adventures, visit the trailhead kiosk located on the side of Grady’s Animal Discovery Den, near the rock climbing wall and shuttle station.
There’s something for everyone at Chimney Rock State Park – especially kids! You can hike the trails and discover amazing rock formations, outcroppings, and large cliffs. You can hike to the base of 404 foot tall Hickory Nut Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River, and for the real adventurous hikes, climb to the top of Chimney Rock itself. Visit the Chimney Rock Website at www.chimneyrockpark.com to learn more about the kid-friendly fun at Chimney Rock State Park.
Adventures for Chimney Rock State Park
Nature's Hide & SeekDifficulty:
Animal Tracks and TracesDifficulty:
Hikin' to Find LichenDifficulty:
Chimney Rock: The Need For TreesDifficulty:
From East Asheville
Take Interstate 240 East to Exit #9 (Blue Ridge Parkway and Highway 74A East). Stay on 74A East for 20 miles and the Park entrance will be on the right.
From West Asheville
Take Interstate 26 East toward Hendersonville to Exit #49A (Bat Cave and Highway 64 East). Stay on 64 East for 15 miles and the Park entrance will be on the right.
Take Interstate 85 South to Exit #10 (King's Mountain and Highway 74 West). Drive on 74 West for about one hour. At Exit #167, turn right onto Highway 9 North. Go 14 miles to the stop sign (Lake Lure will be in front of you). Turn left at the stop sign onto Highway 64/74A West. Go 4 miles and the Park entrance will be on the left.
From the Blue Ridge Parkway
Exit the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 384.7 near Asheville onto Highway 74A East. Stay on 74A East for 20 miles and the Park entrance will be on the right.
From Other Locations:
431 Main St.
Chimney Rock, NC 28720