Explore the most popular fishing trails in Nantahala National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great hike! Other than a few rattlesnakes it was spectacular!

Mostly uphill. Trails are not clearly marked so it's easy to get confused. Trail had lots of tree stumps and rocks. Great bathing area for dogs and kids once you get to the Schoolhouse Waterfall.
Not a huge summit but a great place to hike to just for the view.

Rather easy, less than 1000 feet elevation gain trail.
We were here on a weekend , so met some people but it was not crowded.
Beautiful waterfalls.
The whole trail sparkles! You need to witness it in order to understand it.
Be prepared for several water crossings specially in wet season. .

backpacking
1 month ago

Great hike with wonderful views from on top of the wall to below the wall. Good amount of campsites, some with water sources and some without. Only problem is the bears in the area. They will come into your camp and they are accustom to human interaction, so trying to scare them off is a bit more difficult. Just come prepared for bears if you are camping and it should be fine.

Ended up doing this trail by accident... but so happy we did! We went around to Little Green summit first and then down to the falls. The trail was definitely easy going for the first 3+ miles. A nice/steep climb to the top and then some AMAZING views. Got a little turned around on the summit thanks to some careless wandering but never got too far off path. The entire 4 hours we were in the area we only saw 4 other groups of people which made the experience even more perfect. Can't wait to come back for a weekend of camping/hiking.

It’s a paved greenway near a river for running, biking, walking, or playing. The one mile section has a small park for the kids and a dog park but be careful crossing the road during our construction time going the other direction.

backpacking
3 months ago

This place is great with multiple campsites along the way. Take every side route because that’s where most of the waterfalls and balds are. The place is beautiful. There is a bald on salt rock that isn’t labeled on any maps I say and it’s a beautiful view must go to that.

Just a paved Greenway. Fine place for locals to get exercise, nothing for sight seeing. Don't drive to Franklin just to see this.

The little green Mt. part of this hike is the best

has everything: falls, steep hike, cliff walking, wet swampy areas, and lots of leaves. got lost a couple times. this app really helped.

That's right folks, no waterfalls. Except for an industrial pipe with water coming out of it.

Great for a quick walk in Franklin, nicely maintained, but no waterfalls!

Great trail. If it weren't for the muddy trail and sparse trail markers, we would definitely have rated it a 5.

There is no waterfall on this trail. Very misleading description. It has a nice paved walkway along the river and play areas for kids but NO WATERFALL, which is why I chose this trail. We wandered around looking for the waterfall for 30 minutes until a local informed us that there are no waterfalls off the greenway. The pictures posted here are not from this trail.

backpacking
9 months ago

Nice trail, there were lots and lots of people. We went memorial day weekend. Got rained on a lot. Nice places for campsites and lots of waterfalls. Definitely glad we went.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike with beautiful views and fantastic waterfalls. Took 11 and 12 year olds on the hike and they had no problems with the hike. Saw some bear tracks in the mud. Hike was muddy in parts but well worth the mud. We were there the week of July 4th 2017.
Trail is well marked and pretty well maintained. Lots of great camping spots throughout the trails.

Great well marked trails nearby, this one was temporarily closed.

Poorly marked but great hike

Good hike to schoolhouse falls, there are two muddy portions, expect your hiking shoes to get dirty. I'd recommend going the extra half mile from schoolhouse falls to the top of green mountain for a great view. To the top of green mountain and back to the trailhead is 4 miles. My 11 year old daughter did the hike no problem. The falls makes a good swimming spot. Enjoy!

This description is very misleading! We drove 3 hours to get here and this is a paved trail! It is a greenway in the middle of downtown Franklin, NC.

camping
11 months ago

We just backpacked and camped there this weekend. We really enjoyed it! The trail does have a number of downed trees, some small and some not so small, across the trail. It was a little over 3 miles from parking just beyond the trailhead to the camping spots along the river. The first 1 mile in is mostly uphill and the last 2 miles are mostly down hill. Obviously the hike out is more challenging. There are 2 very nice camp spots by the river. Ellicott Rock is actually a little further down the trail- marked by a pink ribbon on the right. We thought the marker was out on the island, but now I believe the rock is directly below the ribbon, on the bank (after looking at another post on here). I think we were standing in it . We did not hike further down the trail. The first 3 miles do not have nice camp sites, besides the 2 on the river. I'm not sure what else is down stream. Bring a fishing pole - lots of fish in the river! Great hike and camping- would definitely do it again!

Great hike. Saw a few Bear tracks. Great time was had.

Can you hunt small game?

Great hike, and worth the view from the top.

One of my favorites :) Hiking up to Little Green Mountain isn't always easy but SO worth it!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Awesome trail tranquility point is a awesome place for lunch

Friday, March 10, 2017

Great place to hike. There are so many trails you can hike as many miles as you wish by connecting trails together!

walking
Saturday, March 04, 2017

We didn't do the entire trail because we were tired from an earlier walk. There are many different entrance points for this trail. We started at the beginning, but there were many stops along where more people joined - I'm assuming mostly locals.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Once you understand this rock, etched by the foremost topographer of his time, your excitement will match its historical significance. It's difficult to find, as it mark's the undoing of Georgia and both Carolinas. A war was fought and people died over its disputed location. The hike follows the mighty Chattooga River upstream. The rock is on the south bank facing the river. A treasured hike. Feel the history.

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