~ eagle rock & weed patch ~

The area known as Eagle Rock, located in Buncombe and Rutherford Counties, was recently opened in 2018!

Tunnel Trail

Location: Eagle Rock Reserved Parking Area

Length: 0.15 miles One-way

Difficulty: Moderate

Blaze: White triangle

The Tunnel Trail spurs off the Weed Patch Mountain Trail near Eagle Rock. It showcases natural stone staircases, which bring hikers up and through a tunnel created by a huge granite rock slab leaning at the base of Eagle Rock. Mountain bikes are not permitted on this trail, foot traffic only. Rock climbing is permitted on Eagle Rock with a permit. Click here to reserve a parking space at Eagle Rock.

Point of Interest: A tunnel created by a large rock and the base of Eagle Rock

Weed Patch Mountain Trail

Location: Eagle Rock Reserved Parking Area

Length: 8.50 miles One-way

Difficulty: Strenuous

Blaze: Red Circle

The Weed Patch Mountain Trail connects Eagle Rock in Chimney Rock State Park to Buffalo Creek Park near Rumbling Bald Resort. It traverses rugged mountain terrain through a remote wilderness area. The trail is designed for hiking and mountain biking. Rock climbing is permitted on Eagle Rock with a permit. Click here to reserve a parking space at Eagle Rock.

Point of Interest: Along the way you will find yourself at rock outcroppings with spectacular long-range views, as well as pristine mountain streams and an old growth forest. The best views can be found at Eagle Rock, Flapjack Rock and Grey Rock.

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