When we visited North Carolina we chose Chimney Rock State Park as one of our destinations. Their are many really nice hiking trails that we took. There are trails from beginner to intermediate. We didn't see any really hard trails, though we may have missed it. In addition to the trails, the views in the State Park are really gorgeous. The highlight of the park is the Chimney Rock which has the best views of the surrounding park and areas. There's also a nice waterfall in the park. It's a really nice place to spend a big chunk of a day in North Carolina.