Long hikes through the wilderness grant people the opportunity to discover their deepest thoughts, discover new types of birds, and discover if they're more allergic to fresh air at certain times of the day. Start discovering with today's Groupon to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. Choose between the following options:
- $7 for one adult admission (a $14 value)
- $3 for one child admission (a $6 value; children under the age of 6 are admitted for free)
Chimney Rock State Park sweeps up hikers, families, and adventurers in the natural beauty of North Carolina, majestically crowned with the state's iconic attraction, Chimney Rock. The 315-foot, 535-million-year-old monolith provides 75-mile vistas that take in Lake Lure and the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 404-foot waterfall Hickory Nut Falls is one of the highest bath faucets in the east and was featured in The Last of the Mohicans with Daniel Day-Lewis.
Aside from these attractions, the park also offers numerous winding trails where wilderness wanderers can get their fix. On the Hickory Nut Falls Trail, which leads up to the falls, modern colonialists can feel the mist from the descending water on their faces or battle-axe a wax figure Magua. The Four Seasons trail leads out of the Meadows area through deciduous forest and offers a view of Hickory Nut Falls, while the Skyline trail takes you to the highest peak in the park, Exclamation Point at 2,480 feet. Must-stops along the way include Opera Box, Devil’s Head, and a rock formation that looks like Al Davis.
Barring any delays, Chimney Rock and its various trails will be accessible after April 30, featuring new amenities that are currently being installed. This Groupon offers the best deal available April through December, when Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park offers their summer pricing.