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If you want to experience extreme hiking and mountain climbing challenge while taking in the beauty of the wild, untouched forest and countryside, then head to the Chimney Rock State Park in Chimney Rock, North Carolina. This 996-acre state park is just 25 miles southeast of Ashenville, North Carolina.

The park offers hiking trails and climbing routes that every climbers and outdoor adventurer can enjoy to their heart?s content. The park?s main highlight is the 315-foot rock formation, the granite monolith Chimney Rock, where the park got its name. This high area can be accessed via elevator and the top offers a breathtaking view of the whole park and surrounding countryside. Other features of the park are the Devil?s Head Balancing Rock and the 404-foot high, Hickory Nut Falls.

The park also offers standard state park recreation activities such as nature watching, wildlife watching, camping, hiking, and photography.
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