Chimney Rock State Park - North Carolina

Just outside of Asheville, Chimney Rock State Park is a lovely and well maintained State Park.  The drive South Easterly down US-74 was very pleasant and you drive through some interesting little towns. One that stood out was Bat Cave NC.; yes, Bat Cave.

One of the claims to fame with Chimney Rock, is this was the location where The Last of the Mohicans (movie) was filmed some years ago. Chimney Rock Park is a 5,942-acre wilderness that features a wonderful water fall; Hickory Nut Falls. The 'Chimney Rock itself is a tall 26 story tower of rock that overlooks the valley below and Lure Lake. Spectacular view if you make it up the 500 steps (26 story walk-up). We did, see out pictures!