Chimney Rock Park Events Calendar

Events for August 2014

Wild Mushroom Walks
Dates: Aug 1st, Aug 15th, Aug 29th
Time: 10am-11am
Cost: No additional cost with paid Park admission
You’ll be amazed at the variety of fascinating fungi growing along the Park’s trails. Whet your appetite on this guided hike as we identify and learn about a dozen or so of the most common mushrooms of more than 1,000 species that could be growing in Western NC. Led by Karen Johnson, member of State Parks and the Asheville Mushroom Club. Limit first 15 people; meet at Grady’s Den.

Important: Collecting or removing mushrooms and plants from Chimney Rock and all other NC State Parks is NOT allowed without a permit.

Rockin’ Naturalist Guided Hikes
Dates: Aug 2nd, Aug 9th, Aug 16th, Aug 23rd, Aug 30th
Time: 11am-12pm
Cost: Included with Park admission
Explore Chimney Rock’s Hickory Nut Falls trail and observation deck with a Park naturalist and learn about plants, wildlife, geology and more along the way. Limited to the first 15 people; meet at Cliff Dwellers Gifts.

Please note that the Rockin' Naturalist Guided Hike on Saturday, September 20, will be a Flock to the Rock Beginner Bird Hike on the Hickory Nut Falls trail. Meet in front of Cliff Dwellers Gifts.

Naturalist Niche Series: Rock On!
Dates: Aug 23rd
Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Cost: $22 Adult (includes Park admission), $10 Annual Passholder, $12 Youth (ages 5-15), $5 Grady’s Kids Club Member
Ancient towering rock formations in Chimney Rock and Hickory Nut Gorge capture the imagination of visitors from around the world. Get a brief introduction to the area's geological history, then explore some of the Park's incredible rock outcroppings on a guided hike. Limit 20; advance registration required.

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