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Chimney Rock State Park

Tunnel Trail

The Tunnel Trail spurs off the Weed Patch Mountain Trail near Eagle Rock. It showcases natural stone staircases, which bring hikers up and through a tunnel created by a huge granite rock slab leaning at the base of Eagle Rock. Mountain bikes are not permitted on this trail, foot traffic only. Rock climbing is permitted on Eagle Rock with a permit. Click here to reserve a parking space at Eagle Rock.

The Tunnel Trail Hike

Chimney Rock State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 12/08/2018 - 10:00am

Join the Friends as we explore a new trail in the park!  This moderate two-mile round trip hike will lead the Friends to the top of Eagle Rock and down part of the new Weed Patch Mountain Trail through a large rock tunnel at the base of Eagle Rock.  On this hike you can see excellent views of the North Face of Rumbling Bald Mountain as well as parts of Rumbling Bald Resort.  Meet Ranger Scheip

Pool Creek Falls Hike

Chimney Rock State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 09/08/2018 - 1:00pm

This strenuous 2.2 mile round trip bushwacking adventure will lead the Friends deep into the back country to the bottom of one of the most remote waterfalls in Hickory Nut Gorge, Pool Creek Falls.  There is no trail in this area, so be prepared for a difficult hike.  Meet at Superintendent Ledgerwood at the Ticket Plaza in the Chimney Rock Attraction 

The Party Rock Hike

Chimney Rock State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 3:00pm

This strenuous 2-mile round trip hike up an old logging road will take the Friends to the top of Rumbling Bald Mountain to Party Rock, the source of the Party Rock Fire.  From here you can see excellent views of Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, and Hickory Nut Gorge.