trail locations for Flat Rock, North Carolina

The trail itself is not all that exciting and it is very easy, being mostly downhill all the way to the split. Even coming back, the incline is not too difficult. What is difficult and exciting is the descent to the rapids (taking a right when the trail splits) using the ropes and meandering down a very steep hill. The rapids themselves offer plenty of opportunity for wasting time climbing rocks or wading/swimming. Awesome spot!! All total (including 30-45 minutes poking around at the river) this took me 2 hours. Perfect place to get a quick hike in.

The ropes we so much fun going down to the waterfall. I also enjoyed that most of the Hike is along the river so you can hear the peaceful sounds of the water.

hiking
21 days ago

Great trail - would cation the rating of modest to difficult when you get to the rope decent area to make your way to water wall that is off the trail head but to my knowledge the only way down. I took 2 15 year old who had no problems but for myself at 50 and my granddaughter at 10 we had to take it slow. All and all well worth the pain to get to some native water falls. If you hike up the river you find some additional water falls and swimming holes. Take water!!!

easy to moderate trail. Beautiful ESP once you take the side trail to the right which is the narrows. Went this past weekend and the beginning of trail was pretty overgrown but after the first 10 min the trail opened up more and summer overgrowth wasn't an issue. I've been on this trail tons of times and it's usually well maintained. Peek trail time imo is during the fall winter and spring season where you can see the narrows from the main trail and other small waterfalls. Loads of different plant life and flowers to see along the trail but lots of poison ivy mixed in though so be cautious of that. Others said its been overrun with teens but all the years I've hiked this there's never more then a few people and there wasn't a single person there yesterday except a few guys in their kayaks. It's pretty darn private down in the narrows because not a lot will venture down that long slope. very peaceful!! ❤️

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty leisurely hike. I enjoy creeks, rocks, and waterfalls, this trail has all of these, but you have to go to the river.
It is hard to find. The directions listed here are so close, it's about 100 yards before this on a small slightly rocked pull off. We found it behind the gate at the big wooden sign as well.

on Pulliam Creek Trail

hiking
1 month ago

I was here several years ago and went again over the weekend. It was really over grown (only went about 1/2 mile to see if it got better, it didn't) and made me uncomfortable to be there by myself although there were others that I passed on the way back out.

Beautiful hike; beautiful falls; beautiful wild flowers. Even blackberries! It was wilderness hiking for us. We did see maybe a dozen others but it was a wonderfully remote pristine area.
Out was arduous! Would not have known about it without All Trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Lovely trail! Along the first quarter mile, there are tons of wild flowers and wild berries. It was stunning and rejuvenating.

We didn't have rain for at least four days before this hike so we didn't have problems crossing the stream or slipping much. I advise NOT going after a heavy rain if are traveling with children, pets, or anyone with unstable ankles/knees. There would be lots of slick places.

I'd say 4/5 of the trail is a relatively easy hike. All of the challenge comes in the last portion as you descend to the falls. The ropes are truly helpful but if you want an adventure, climb the perimeters and use rocks and roots.

This hike is suitable for large dogs, especially in dryer conditions. Smaller dogs may not fare well down near the falls where the boulders are larger and they'd have to jump up...and I'm not sure if you'd want to try to carry them!

Enjoy!

hiking
3 months ago

This was my second time on this trail . This time we went all the way down to the falls, it looks almost impossible once you reach the last rope on the descent to the Green River , but if you look far to the right there are several big roots you can hang onto down to the bottom ( and we found another rope). The rain on the way back was a blessing !!!!

went there with Weston Dino van it was a real Baloo and Mowgli kina day

This place is amazing! Perfect spots for swimming and the ropes to get up and down were a nice bonus!

hiking
3 months ago

me and some friends went one afternoon after school, we didnt get far before it started to get dark so we just stopped on the side of the trail about a mile in and swam in the creek for a while tons of fun.

A lot of fun, beautiful scenery, large expanses of inclines, small mountains to your right as you walk the trail, but the best thing is taking that side trail, the Narrows Trail (here on AllTrails) to the Green River Gorge which is challenging, a tad scary, and super fun. Ropes are placed along the descent to help you get down. Once at the water, you shall see little bridges going across the boulders, and you may go out onto them, and probably boulder hop up the river. It is breathtakingly beautiful and we were so lucky to see 3 kayakers come shooting down the shoals, well, really, FALLS, right AT us. It would be a superb spot for a picnic, and in summer, a place to get in cool pools of water. As you look around, falls are in several places, like surround sound. Not good for little kids and dogs. Just bring the teens and adults.

6 months ago

...sorry, in the review below I meant to say descending instead of ascending.

6 months ago

This was a fun trail to hike. It was quiet and peaceful. We had so much fun ascending the small trail to the river. Coming up was a little more difficult but, the ropes that were tied on trees were very helpful.