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Press release from the N.C. Department of Natural Resources, shared on Nov. 16:
A small landslide has closed the Hickory Nut Falls Trail at Chimney Rock State Park for an indefinite period, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.
An overnight rainstorm Nov. 14 brought down several trees and boulders onto the trail, blocking access and damaging a footbridge. The popular trail leads to the bottom of the 404-foot-high waterfall.
Damage assessments continue, but the trail could be closed for several weeks. The park’s lower, winter admission rates of $10 for adults and $6 for youth will go into effect immediately.