Outcroppings Trail

At A Glance

Moderate

0.25 mi one-way

Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles

This trail is located in the Chimney Rock State Park area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Chimney Rock State Park trails list page.

Hikes That Use This Trail: Chimney Rock Tour

Description

Note: the old all-wood staircases have been removed and replaced with sturdy state-park style steel and wood structures. The Needle's Eye spiral staircase has been removed.

This "trail" provides walking access to the Chimney in lieu of the elevator, and it's a climb of its own right. This is actually a series of impressive structures which take you up through a huge jumble of rock outcroppings and boulders near the base of the Chimney.

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Trail Segments

Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

Outcroppings - Hickory Nut Falls to Pkg. Lot Tr.

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 224 ft

Outcroppings - Parking Lot Level

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 254 ft

Outcroppings - Pkg. Lot Level to Chimney

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 484 ft

Total Calculated Length: 0.18 mi

This value is derived from our underlying map data, so it may not match officially published information.

Intersecting Trails

  • Path to Chimney
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  • Hickory Nut Falls
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