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This is an awesome trail. The trail is fairly easy mostly down hill as you hike into the Forrest. There are two small bridges to cross before you get to the trail leading to the falls. The trail to the falls off slightly to the right marked with a blue tag. The trail to the falls is steep. There are ropes to assist you as you climb down. You will need them. The trail angles right and is a little more steep as you reach the base to the falls. I would highly recommend this trail. My dog handle it with ease.

hiking
1 month ago

We were the only ones there on an October Wednesday, unless you count the turkeys. Most of the hike was just OK. Clearly marked, well-maintained trails. Some views. The descent to the falls was pretty challenging. Even in dry conditions, it was slippery. Lots of leaves and loose dirt. Our three legged pup did most of the hike without assistance (he's part billy goat). I had to carry him for one short section. The falls are definitely the highlight of the trip. They're beautiful. We spent an hour just enjoying our private oasis. This was a great way to spend a fall afternoon. Highly recommended.

Nice trail. There is a new bridge right at the start and near the gravel pull out just before the second bridge so it's easy to see the trailhead once out of the car. It's just below the gravel. We did not take the popular Narrows Trail down to the water but did this hike as described. Goes down to the Green River. Very nice. Definitely down to get to the river and up to get out. Views will be better with the leaves down but lots of asters right now (October). Saw a few other hikers but not crowded at all.

hiking
2 months ago

Wooded hike along the ridge of the creek, easy for the 80% of the hike, fun part is in the last 20% though! Ropes guiding you down the steep descent to the green river narrows. Excellent spot once you get down there. Cascading little water falls and big rocks. I'd go again. The trail is primarily dirt and clay, wouldn't do while raining.

hiking
2 months ago

An easy hike with our 8 kids ages 16-2. The water fall was less than inspiring in comparison to other local NC waterfalls. Read the other reviews for directions. Also this isn't a complete trail loop. the last 500 yards or so are on the road.

hiking
2 months ago

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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
5 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
5 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!