Around here, it’s known simply as “The Rock.” When you’re a few hundred feet tall, composed of a metamorphic rock called Henderson Gneiss (pronounced “nice”), and have stood proudly for millions of years, well, we guess you could say there’s a presence there. The Chimney at the center of our state park is an impressive sight, but it is not the only thing to see. The Park also features hiking trails, a 404-foot waterfall, and even an elevator inside the mountain.
The Rock stands out, rising suddenly over what’s now more than 6,000 acres of protected state park lands. Filled with an incredible variety of native plants and animals, and chock full of fun things the kids can see and do, Chimney Rock is alive and offers plenty for your adventure.
We’ll admit: There wouldn’t be an Old Rock Café without the ol’ Rock. But we think you’ll forgive us for saying that a morning spent hiking, bird watching, and gazing at views of Hickory Nut Gorge goes pretty well with our menu of big Southern flavors. Learn more at ChimneyRockPark.com.
431 Main St
Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Sunday – Friday: 11am – 5pm