Chestnut Mountain Road

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Gorges State Park is a 7709-acre state park located in Transylvania, North Carolina. In 1916, the Toxaway River dam broke, destroying many houses and communities around the gorge. The land around the gorge was sold by many of the families to the Singer Sewing Company. Eventually, it was sold to Duke Energy and later to North Carolina. Chestnut Mountain Road winds its way to the visitor center, which is well worth a stop. The visitor center has interactive activities, a small shopping area, and great bathrooms. The views from the deck on the back are amazing any season. The trail is easy, with the most difficult part being the climbs. Chestnut Mountain Road is often combined with Auger Hole Road, where the difficulty level rises a bit. There is a campground in Gorges State Park, but none along this trail.