Explore the most popular trails in Hickory Canyons Natural Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
9 days ago

phone died half way through trail. poorly marked. got off the trail a few times but just relied on the bluffs instead of trying to stay on the trail. its actually a very beautiful place minus all the trees cut down recently.

hiking
28 days ago

Beautiful rock outcroppings at the bottom with ferns. Would love to go back after a good rain.

hiking
1 month ago

We enjoyed this trail, I think I prefer the eastern side though. Definitely waterlogged after a rain yesterday, but we expected that.

hiking
1 month ago

Not kid friendly, very confusing and kinda dangerous. Would not bring dogs there is some climbing. Scenery is good however.

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rocky
4 months ago

This trail is very nice. Some of it is hard to tell where the trail really is. We got turned around a time or two but the views of the canyon are amazing!

5 months ago

best to wear appropriate shoes especially after rain. will have to cross over water

hiking
6 months ago

I highly recommend checking this trail out it's a little bit difficult to hike it is a workout the trail is split in two by the road where you parkso half of the trail is on one side of the road the other part is on the other side of the road. and it turns out those were groundhogs not Chipmunks

6 months ago

went after rain and wish I had proper shoes as there was lots of water I had to cross over. very beautiful.

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome falls! Well worth the trip! Not to detract too much from the Western side but all the great views were on this trail.

hiking
8 months ago

Very scenic bluffs. Very little water when we went. At the fork in the trail take the left hand side for quickest access to bluffs.

Beautiful trail and while we were there the creek was not very nigh so easy to cross over the multiple crossings. Beautiful hike with much of it along the flowing creek. A must do together with the Eastern trail here.

Awesome trail leading down into the impressive water fall. We were there just after a freeze and so much of it was melting. Made for a beautiful hike and mud was not bad at all. A couple of places we weren’t too sure where the trail was as it was not clearly marked. We managed to make it anyway plus it really isn’t too tough to find your way. Short and entertaining trail. I highly recommend doing it together with the Western trail.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful area!! Great place for a quick hike!!

hiking
9 months ago

A wonder place for a quick hike. Went in the winter, so no leaves on the trees, so you could see the all the canyon!! Lots of rocks and water!! All the waterfall features were running well after the snow melt.

hiking
Wed Nov 07 2018

beautiful hike. watch for pink ribbon for trails.

hiking
Tue Oct 30 2018

excellent little canyon, do the other Hickory canyon trail across the road, it actually is better even though this is nice. also do Pickle Springs just a little south.

Sat May 26 2018

Great hike - waterfall was running enough to create a pond for my dog to play in - it’s a short hike but lots of beauty out there

Sat May 26 2018

A little steep in spots, but a nice hike. Very pretty scenery! Wear your bug spray! Trail is narrow in spots.

on Western Trail

hiking
Sun May 13 2018

Unfortunately the weather was too dry and the waterfall was nonexistent. The hike was great nonetheless with lots of rock formations. It is a very narrow path and even with the dry weather there are several small creeks to cross with muddy soft banks and slick rocks. Definitely a little more challenging for older hikers.

hiking
Sat May 05 2018

we love going there. its beautiful lush dense woods. beautiful falls after it rains. can be muddy and slippery. bring extra socks.

hiking
Tue Apr 17 2018

Both loops with water/falls. Very beautiful.

hiking
Tue Feb 27 2018

The canyons and stream were beautiful. You're going to need to wear waterproof shoes after a ton of rain as the streams are not at all easy to cross here.

Sat Jan 06 2018

Beautiful on 01/05/18 Ice falls are awesome

hiking
Wed Jan 03 2018

Beautiful canyon with lots of little waterfalls. Unmarked trails

Thu Dec 14 2017

loved this trail but one of the trails was really hard to follow with all the leaves. trails are not marked.

Wed Oct 04 2017

Beautiful rock formations.

hiking
Sat Jul 29 2017

No water off the falls today but still beautiful and a nice short hike. Beautiful rock formations. We will be back during the rainy season.

Wed Jul 26 2017

Great cliffs and kickass rock formations. Super fun and easy trail.

hiking
Mon Jul 10 2017

amazing views, lots of big rock bluffs.

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