Named for mountainous rock formation that resembles a chimney, Chimney Rock in North Carolina is one of those places you won’t want to leave. Home of the beautiful Chimney Rock State Park, this popular tourist location is valued for being dog-friendly. Take your dog to one of the numerous restaurants near the park’s entrance, or go on a wild and exciting hike through one of the trails that lead up the mountain itself. Dogs are welcome on trails, but be sure to bring plenty of water, and don’t let your doggy get too tuckered out. Dogs are not allowed on the elevator to the actual peak of Chimney Rock, but taking the elevator takes all the fun out of it anyhow!
The trail up the mountain is a sure hit for both beginners and those who are veteran hikers. The view from the top of the peak is pawsitively breathtaking, allowing you and your pup to gaze out into the forests and mountains of the beautiful state that North Carolina more certainly is. Be sure to keep your dog on a relatively tight leash, as the elevations are quite high. It never hurts to be too careful with your prized pooch, after all!
Chimney Rock is the pawfect place to visit or live if you like exploring the great outdoors with your dog!