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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 7:30pm
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 1:00pm

Friends Hikes: Shumont Mountain

This series of guided hikes is sponsored by the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park and led by Park Rangers.  These hikes take you into back country areas where access is limited.  The hikes are free for current Friends members.  Chimney Rock State Park annual passholders may attend for a donation.  

As you look up Hickory Nut Gorge, Shumont Mountain is one of the highest peaks you can see standing at 3842 feet above sea level. 
Join us for a moderate 2-mile round trip hike to this peak. 
This hike is along an old logging road from Eagle Rock to Shumont Mountain. 
We will discuss future plans for trails in this area of the park.  

Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for tough mountain terrain and variable mountain weather. Bring plenty of water, snacks, & a lunch.  Programs are scheduled but ending time may vary based on the abilities of the group.  Space is limited. Call 828-625-1823 to reserve your space today!

www.friendsofchimneyrockstatepark.org
 

Date of Event: 
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Start Location: 
Ticket Plaza at Chimney Rock State Park

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
Join us for a moderate 2-mile round trip hike

Map of North Carolina

 

Contact

State park office

828-625-1823
chimney.rock@ncparks.gov
 

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

800-277-9611
visit@chimneyrockpark.com

 

Addresses

Chimney Rock access
and park office

743 Chimney Rock Park Road
Chimney Rock, NC 28720

GPS: 35.432799, -82.25026

 

Rumbling Bald access

827 Boys Camp Road
Lake Lure, NC 29746

GPS: 35.4434, -82.2194

 

Eagle Rock access*

1911 Shumont Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711

GPS: 35.4722, -82.2423
*Reservation required for parking

 

Mailing address

P.O. Box 220
Chimney Rock, NC 28720

 

Hours

  • January 1 to March 9:
    10:00am to 6:00pm
    Ticket sales and admission end at 4:30pm
     
  • March 10 to November 2:
    8:30am to 7:00pm
    Ticket sales and admission end at 5:30pm
     
  • November 3 to December 31:
    8:30am to 6:00pm
    Ticket sales and admission end at 4:30pm
     
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
     

*PLEASE NOTE: Operating hours for Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park are subject to change throughout the seasons. Visit this website or chimneyrockpark.com for up-to-date information when planning your visit.
 

There is no fee for these accesses.

  • January to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • November to December:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

Reserve a parking space at Eagle Rock