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Chimney Rock with Lake Lure in the background at Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock State Park – Chimney Rock Access

Location: Rutherford County, 25 miles southeast of Asheville

At the park, you can find: peregrine falcons, rock gnome lichen, green salamanders, lampshade spiders, and white irisette

Highlights at this access: the Chimney; elevator inside a mountain; Hickory Nut Falls; scenic views along strenuous trails; paid admission

Eagle Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock State Park – Eagle Rock Access

Location: Buncombe County, 28 miles southeast of Asheville

At the park, you can find: peregrine falcons, rock gnome lichen, green salamanders, lampshade spiders and white irisette

Highlights at this access: Eagle Rock; overlook outcropping; hiking and biking through rugged mountain terrain; rock climbing; free limited parking

Rumbling Bald Mountain at Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock State Park – Rumbling Bald Access

Location: Rutherford County, 27 miles southeast of Asheville

At the park, you can find: peregrine falcons, rock gnome lichen, green salamanders, lampshade spiders, and white irisette

Highlights at this access: hiking through large boulder fields; bouldering and rock climbing; Rumbling Bald Mountain; free access

Mountain at Elk Knob State Park viewed from a distance

Elk Knob State Park

Location: Watauga County, 11 miles north of Boone

You can find: Gray's lily, trailing wolfsbane, large purple-fringed orchid, and flame azalea

Highlights: the summit, offering views from one of the highest peaks in the high country; cross country skiing and snowshoeing on ungroomed trail; backpack and zone camping

Rocky portion of Eno River at Cabelands access of Eno River State Park

Eno River State Park – Cabe Lands Access

Location: Orange County, 8 miles northwest of downtown Durham

At the park, you can find: a shallow, rocky river corridor combined with upland forests; the endangered Carolina madtom

Highlights at this access: remnants of the old Cabe Mill, quarry, rocky area of the river

A man crosses the pedestrian swinging bridge over the river at the Fews Ford access of Eno River State Park

Eno River State Park – Fews Ford Access

Location: Orange County, 11 miles northwest of downtown Durham

At the park, you can find: a shallow, rocky river corridor combined with upland forests; the endangered Carolina madtom

Highlights at this access: the Cascades; swinging bridge; Piper-Cox House; backpack and group camping; park office