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Four Seasons Hike: Party Rock

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Four Seasons Hike: Party Rock

What does a forest look like after a wildfire? These questions and more will be answered by park staff and naturalists as they lead a strenous, two-mile hike to Party Rock itself on Rumbling Bald Mountain. This area burned hot in the 7,154-acre Party Rock Fire, and these experts will be on hand to survey the ecosystem's recovery and tell the story of the month-long fire.

Space is limited to 25 hikers. Friends of Chimney Rock State Park may attend for free; others may attend for a donation.

Hikers will board a bus at the Ticket Plaza and travel to the trailhead. Bring lunch and water.  Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and closed-toed shoes.
 
The Four Seasons Initiative is a series of guided hikes sponsored by the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park and led by park rangers. These hikes will take you into areas of the park that are not easily accessible due to public access issues. Call 828-625-1823 and reserve your space today!

  • View from Party Rock
Date of Event: 
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location: 
Ticket Plaza at Chimney Rock Attraction
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

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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.

*January 1-March 11: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Ticket sales and admission end at 4:30 pm. Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. *March 12-November 4: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm. Ticket sales and admission end at 5:30 pm. *November 5-21: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm. Ticket sales and admission end at 4:30 pm. *Closed Thanksgiving Day (November 22). November 23-25: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm. Ticket sales and admission end at 4:30 pm. *November 26-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.