Hike along The World's Edge

Rate this Adventure Worlds Edge Road

Distance

0.7 Miles

Elevation Gain

40 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic

The hike out to The World's Edge provides views unlike any other. The World's Edge is perfect for a short day hike and offers a great deal of off-trail exploration within Chimney Rock State Park.

Park at the end of The World's Edge Road, but be aware that parking is very limited. There is a private residence up to the right so do not block their driveway/gate. Begin your hike by going through the leftmost gate, and continue straight until you reach the first view less than half a mile in. Side trails extend in several different directions from the first overlook, so explore at your own discretion. There is a small trail about 60 feet to the east (left if looking at overlook) that leads to a very photogenic spot. Trail length can vary from just 1200 meters to several miles, depending on how adventurous you want to be. 

 

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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From $194/night

Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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Distance

0.7 Miles

Elevation Gain

40 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

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