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Beverly Eaves Perdue, Governor Dee Freeman, Secretary
N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Release: Immediate Contact: Charlie Peek
Date: 2012-11-16 Phone: (919) 218-4622

Landslide closes popular trail at Chimney Rock State Park

RALEIGH -- A small landslide has closed the Hickory Nut Falls Trail at Chimney Rock State Park for an indefinite period, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation

An overnight rainstorm Nov. 14 brought down several trees and boulders onto the trail, blocking access and damaging a footbridge. The popular trail leads to the bottom of the 404-foot-high waterfall.

Damage assessments continue, but the trail could be closed for several weeks. The park’s lower, winter admission rates of $10 for adults and $6 for youth will go into effect immediately.

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