This 1.5-Mile Trail In North Carolina Leads To An Enormous 400-Foot Waterfall In The Middle Of A State Park

In search of a fun day trip the whole family can enjoy? North Carolina’s state parks dole out a world of recreational fun. So, as long as you’re in the Tar Heel State… seek and ye shall find something exciting to explore in one of our many state parks.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

A word of note: if you live in North Carolina, then you likely already know many (most) of North Carolina’s State Parks are free admission. This one is different, so come prepared to pay to get in and feel fortunate that there are so many other parks that are completely free. (Our neighboring state to the south charges admission to almost all of its state parks.)

At the time of press, the admission into this park is $8 for ages 5-15, and $17 for ages 16 and over. Speed up your entry process by purchasing tickets in advance at this link on the official website for Chimney Rock State Park. If your plans change, the tickets can be used on any day.

Hickory Nut Fall is North Carolina’s second tallest waterfall. Want to see the tallest? Hike 1.2 miles into the wilderness to view the 411-foot segment of Upper Whitewater Falls.

Address: Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720, USA