Hike our 499-step Outcroppings trail – or take the elevator and then up two stair-flights – to the 315-foot Chimney Rock and see amazing 75-mile views of Hickory Nut Gorge, Lake Lure and beyond. Along the way, be sure to visit the Grotto, Subway and Pulpit Rock, which offer incredible views you won’t see anywhere else in the Park. With several unique hiking trails, the park has something for everyone from the family-friendly Great Woodland Adventure Trail with 12 discovery stations along the way to the more adventurous Four Seasons Trail which climbs more than 400 feet.

Pets are welcome as long as they are leashed.

The State Park is mostly back-country hiking with access plans in development.