Rumbling Bald - Chimney Rock State Park

Map of Rumbling Bald TRACK Trail

The TRACK Trail at Rumbling Bald is a 1.5 mile loop through the woods that will take you past boulder fields and over streams.

Steep gneiss cliffs tower over the north end of the trail, a favorite spot for climbers in the winter. These are some of the highlights you can expect to find along the trail: boulder fields, fissure caves, views of lake lure, steep rock walls. But keep your eyes open for wildlife and other surprises. The grandeur of the Hickory Nut Gorge is on full display here.

Track an adventure here
Sticker for Chimney Rock State Park (Rumbling Bald)

Location Details

Recreational Features: Birding, Photography
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant: No
Seasonality: Open all year
Stream crossing
Big boulders at East Boulder field
Happy tree and Giant boulder
Tree growing on top of boulders
View of Lake Lure
Fissure Cave
Red Maple leaves

Adventures for Rumbling Bald - Chimney Rock State Park

Hiking

Fire on the Mountain

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.50
The Fire on the Mountain adventure brings kids close - but not too close - to the world of wildfires! Kids will discover how wildfires can be good for a forest, and why fires are "prescribed" for forests. They will also learn how to look for signs showing that there has been a fire in the forest.
Hiking

Hickory Nut Gorge Geology Rocks

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.50
Geology is the science of rocks. By looking carefully, geologists can look millions of years into the past. Use this brochure to discover clues about the history of Hickory Nut Gorge and how people play here today.
Hiking

Let's Explore - ecoEXPLORE

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.50
Scientists need your help! Use this brochure to learn how to be an ecoEXPLORER and share your nature observations with real scientists.

Directions

827 Boys Camp Rd
Lake Lure, NC 28746
Latitude: 35.444659000000
Longitude: -82.218823000000

Partners

The Chimney Rock TRACK Trail was made possible through partnerships formed between the Kids in Parks program and Chimney RockNorth Carolina State Parks.