Exclamation Point Trail to Chimney Rock

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Exclamation Point Trail to Chimney Rock is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Lure, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
383 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

7 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Fun trail, well traveled with exceptional views. The stairs are all the work. Once you get to exclamation point it’s easy sailing to the top of the falls. The view of the falls is limited because you can only get but so close. It’s a great workout climbing those stairs so I will definitely be doing this one again, but I’m not sure if I’ll bother walking to the top of the falls next time.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

It was foggy so views were not too good. The waterfalls were beautiful!!

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely incredible!

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Heavily trafficked, but awesome if you can stand being stuck behind a lot of people. The views were amazing!

hiking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

3 months ago

Nice and easy hike. The climb up involves lot of stairs. I did the hike right before a storm in the morning and watching rain clouds from the top was truly rewarding.

3 months ago

Nice views. Lots of stairs but besides that the trail isn't bad.

3 months ago

This place was beautiful!! I am truly thankful I was able to make it to the top!! It was quite a difficult task due to nothing but stairs however there were plenty of places to stop and rest and also other people to help encourage you. I made it all the way up to exclamation point and it was WELL WORTH IT!!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Loved it