Glen Falls and Chinquapin Mountain Trail

HARD 56 reviews

Glen Falls and Chinquapin Mountain Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Highlands, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
856 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Directions from Highlands, NC: From the intersection of US 64 and SR 106, drive 1.6 miles southwest on SR 106 to the USFS sign, Glen Falls Scenic Area on the left. Turn onto SR 1618 and drive 1 mile to the end and the Glen Falls parking area. For the second trailhead of Chinquapin, stay on SR 106 for 3 miles from US 64 and drive to a pullover on the left side. Look for the large rock in the middle.

4 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

21 days ago

Hard but well worth it!

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful hike. Be sure to make it all the way to the end, where there is a campsite across the stream area. The way up from that last part will really get your heart rate going. The rest of the hike is truly easy to moderate level.

hiking
24 days ago

Did the trail with several kids who enjoyed playing in the water at the bottom. There were quite a few groups on the trail. Would rate this trail as moderate and plenty of good spots for photos. A great pick for a family day hike.

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Great trail with wonderful photo opportunities. Hiked it in June, and it got very crowded around noon.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

camping
2 months ago

Excellent hike, good climb, amazing views and very peaceful. We hiked from our camping spot in the Blue Valley Dispersed Campground. It is very lush in the forest. 4 different views of falls. We only saw 1 other on the trail.

3 months ago

Awesome waterfall hike! My daughter and I was down and back in 45 minutes but it is so peaceful and beautiful that we could have spent hours there. This is one of our favorite hikes!

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

Beautiful views on many different levels. Great photo opportunities. Pack a snack and plenty of water.

4 months ago

Soooo much fun