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Chimney Rock

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Chimney Rock Peak
Chimney Rock Peak
500 steps to a destination promised to be 'worth it', but I felt like I was going to die before getting to experience the view. I wanted to fight the good fight and persevere, but it was a fight I thought I would lose.... Just kidding! Though the steps may be hard for some, there are mini landings all throughout the staircase to help provide a little break to those that need it. The view is absolutely worth it and there are enough gigantic rocks up there for one to enjoy the view while SITTING. Of course, this held a lot of appeal for me. The trudge down is surprisingly easier after the hellacious climb up, but this site is handicap accessible with an elevator to the top. It just happened to be out of service on my visit.
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Chimney Rock, NC, USA