Four Seasons Trail to Chimney Rock

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Chimney Rock State Park

Four Seasons Trail to Chimney Rock is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Lure, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,043 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips



wild flowers


NOTE: This park is experiencing access limitations currently due to COVID-19. The park is only open Fridays - Tuesdays, and the park may temporarily suspend access if it gets too busy. Please check here for more information: As of May 2020, the upper parking area is closed due to construction. Visitors must buy tickets to enter the park. Please check here for more information:

19 days ago

View up chimney rock was great. The four season trail is the only way up as of 5/15. We started around 1pm and was met with a lot of people coming down. So its a heavily trafficked hike. We went on to do exclamation point and skyline. Came back around 6pm with plenty of rest in between. I think we should have stopped at exclamation point as the view at the top of the waterfall is not much and not worth the hike up imo.

25 days ago

Four seasons, chimney rock, exclamation point, and hickory nut falls

2 months ago

The trail is in the park. It cost 17$ to get through to the parking lot, you can shuttle up to the top of Chimney Rock or you can hike the trails all the way up. Personally since we paid to get in, we shuttled up top and then made our way down the trails back to the parking lot. This trail was slightly strenuous but nothing major, there was a lot of snakeroot and a few mushrooms along the trail.

The trek up to Chimney Rock was a good workout but not too bad! The group I went with enjoyed the hike very much!! The only disappointment was the sticker selection in the gift shop:(

3 days ago

3 months ago

Sat Aug 11 2018