Naturalist Niche: Big Tree Walk

  • Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

  • Address: 431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
  • Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Admission: Cost: Includes Park admission: $23 Adult, $8 Annual Passholder, $13 Youth (ages 5-15), $6 Rockin’ Discovery Passholder. Advance registration required.
  • Phone: 8286259611
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Old-growth stands can be found in rare pockets throughout the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains. One of those small areas is right here in Chimney Rock State Park. This moderate hike rambles through an area typically not open to the public in order to introduce participants to characteristics of old growth forests and native trees.