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Needle's Eye

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Highway 64/74A, Chimney Rock State Park, Asheville, NC 28720
+1 828-245-4263
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threading the needle

the needles eye is quite narrow and rather claustrophobic but in a fun way; just make your way... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
K Michael H
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Pfafftown, North Carolina
Exciting For All Ages

Chimney Rock State Park has a lot of internal attractions but this one is the best! It is easily... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2016
FondoTraveler
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Fondo, Italy
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Located in Chimney Rock State Park, the Needle's Eye consists of 176 steep wooden stairs that lead hikers through a skinny passageway between two huge boulders.
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4 weeks ago
“threading the needle”
31 May 2016
“Exciting For All Ages”
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Highway 64/74A, Chimney Rock State Park, Asheville, NC 28720
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the needles eye is quite narrow and rather claustrophobic but in a fun way; just make your way through it and go on; not a place you want to spend a lot of time.

Thank K Michael H
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Chimney Rock State Park has a lot of internal attractions but this one is the best! It is easily accessible once you enter the park and is a favorite place for taking photos. Not recommended for people with physical limitations and it is not a...More

3  Thank FondoTraveler
Reviewed 23 January 2014

The stairs to the top are not permanently closed. When I went (in January) they were closed due to ice. The park attendant told me they would reopen that part if weather allowed and advised to call before coming next time to make sure. The...More

23  Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 30 March 2011

I saw this on tripadvisor and thought it looked interesting so my friend and I drove over on Sunday. When we got to the entrance of Chimney Rock State Park we were informed the Needle's Eye has been closed to the public (no reason was...More

18  Thank JenWins
Reviewed 6 January 2010

I visited the Chimney Rock needle's Eye a while ago, but had a lot of fun. The whole park is enjoyable. It was a bit intimidating at first walking through the 'eye', but just hang on to the handrails and watch your step! It is...More

8  Thank raisinette
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