Hickory Nut Gorge State Natural Area Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Black Mountain, NC that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from December until February.
This trail starts at the end of Shumont Road in Black Mountain, NC. This is not the trail at Shumont Estates near Rumbling Bald Resort. At the end of Shumont Road, park on the right side, and go on foot across the road to the trail on the left. Apple wagon Road is provate, but he fork to the right takes you to state park trails. Go around two gates (second one is a state park gate) and go to the top of the fork. Go left to the rock outcroppings (.2 miles, and an incredible view!) or take the right fork for a more wooded and longer hiking trail. Enjoy-watch for bears in late summer.
Located on Private property. No trail to be seen. Waste of time driving up there