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Exclusive Hike of the Blue Rock Trail

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Upcoming Events:

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 10:00am

Exclusive Hike of the Blue Rock Trail

This hike is part of the Go Hike NC initiative sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina.  There is no better way to burn off the calories from a big Thanksgiviing weekend then joining this 3 mile roundtrip hike that will ascend over 1,000" from the Rocky Borad River to the top ridge of Bluerock Mountain.  
With special permission from neighboring land trust, The Nature Conservancy, this is a once-in-a-lifetime hike through the Bat Cave Preserve up to the ridgeline where our resident Peregrine Falcons often build their summer home (waiver forms will be provided to enter).  The hike is a strenuous 1.5 miles of steep switchbacks up and back
should provide excellent views of the Hickory Nut Gorge below.  Join a park ranger for a Nature Hike along this conservation easement to reach the stae park's newest property on top of Bluerock.
Meet off HWY 64/74/9 across from the Bat Cave Applehouse at 9am, 
Wear sturdy shoes. Recommended to bring snacks and plenty of water.  
Pets are NOT allowed on this hike.

Date of Event: 
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location: 
Gravel pull off across from the Bat Cave Applehouse - 400 Lake Lure Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746
  • Falcon on cliff
Contact:

Chimney Rock State Park

743 Chimney Rock Park Rd
Chimney RockNC 28720
Phone828-625-1823
chimney.rock@ncparks.gov
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park: 800-277-9611, visit@chimneyrockpark.com
Latitude: 35.439814
Longitude: -82.248554

Park Hours:

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park:

Operating Hours for Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park are subject to change throughout the seasons. Consult this website or chimneyrockpark.com for up-to-date information when planning your visit.

March 12-November 4: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm. 
Ticket sales and admission end at 5:30 pm.

November 5-22: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm.
Ticket sales and admission end at 4:30 pm.

Closed Thanksgiving Day (November 23).

November 24-26: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm.
Ticket sales and admission end at 4:30 pm.

November 27-December 24: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Ticket sales and admission end at 4:30 pm.

Closed Christmas Day (December 25).

December 26-31: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Ticket sales and admission end at 4:30 pm.

Rumbling Bald Climbing Access:

January - February: 8am to 6pm

March - April: 8am to 8pm

May - August: 8am to 9pm

September - October: 8am to 8pm

November - December: 8am to 6pm

Closed December 25, Christmas Day.

There is no fee for this access.