Glen Falls and Chinquapin Mountain Trail

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Glen Falls and Chinquapin Mountain Trail is a 2.4 mile out and back trail located near Highlands, North Carolina and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

2.4 miles 856 feet Out & Back

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Directions from Highlands, NC: From the intersection of US 64 and SR 106, drive 1.6 miles southwest on SR 106 to the USFS sign, Glen Falls Scenic Area on the left. Turn onto SR 1618 and drive 1 mile to the end and the Glen Falls parking area. For the second trailhead of Chinquapin, stay on SR 106 for 3 miles from US 64 and drive to a pullover on the left side. Look for the large rock in the middle.

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7 days ago

Good walk - did it in February. Lovely day.

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27 days ago

Well maintained trail through dense forest. Lots of timber steps, but other portions of the trail are covered in tree roots. Beautiful waterfall views.

28 days ago

Great hike, beautiful waterfalls along the way.

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1 month ago

Very nice waterfalls, however the map takes you all the way down to a creek. The exciting parts of the trail are the first 3 overlooks of the falls and once you see the last big falls, there is nothing to see until you reach a creek. Save some time and just head back up from the last view of the falls.

3 months ago

Great hike, colors in the fall make for great views.

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3 months ago

Steep trail but well worth the hike.Nice falls

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4 months ago

Timber steps and trail down to several viewing areas fenced off from the falls for safety. Several forks unmarked - all basically follow the creek.

4 months ago

Great hike, all down hill going in and all up hill headed back.

4 months ago

I did not go all the way to the end of the trail but the views on the part I did were great. Well traveled trail that I will complete one day soon.

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5 months ago

Absolutely breathtaking! Multiple large , cascading , beautiful waterfalls. The trail is nice with the stairs but steep on the hike back up.

5 months ago

Nice walk Beautiful scenery

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5 months ago

Wife and I hiked 1.2 miles out and back (2.4 total). Great fun, tough uphill, but worth it!

Absolutely beautiful but yellow jackets everywhere. A few people we came across on the trail got stung as well as some in our group.

6 months ago