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Weed Patch Mountain Trail

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
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Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 2:00pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 9:30am
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 9:30am

Weed Patch Mountain Trail

The Weed Patch Mountain Trail connects Eagle Rock in Chimney Rock State Park to Buffalo Creek Park near Rumbling Bald Resort. It traverses rugged mountain terrain through a remote wilderness area. The trail is designed for hiking and mountain biking. Rock climbing is permitted on Eagle Rock with a permit. Click here to reserve a parking space at Eagle Rock.

Trail Location: 
Eagle Rock Reserved Parking Area
Trail Point of Interest: 
Along the way you will find yourself at rock outcroppings with spectacular long-range views, as well as pristine mountain streams and an old growth forest. The best views can be found at Eagle Rock, Flapjack Rock and Grey Rock.
Trail Length: 
8.50 miles
Trail Type: 
Trail Difficulty: 
Trail Use: 
Trail Surface: 
Natural surface
Trail Blaze: 
Red Circle

743 Chimney Rock Park Road
Chimney Rock, NC 28720


Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park:


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GPS: 35.439814, -82.248554


  • 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 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