Glen Falls and Chinquapin Mountain Trail

HARD 44 reviews

Glen Falls and Chinquapin Mountain Trail is a 2.4 mile out and back trail located near Highlands, North Carolina and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.

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

hiking

trail running

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.

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

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
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21 days ago

camping
1 month 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.

1 month 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!

hiking
2 months ago

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3 months ago

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

3 months ago

Soooo much fun

3 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls! Good footing.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy going down, a bit of a climb going back up but nice views - and it's a short trip to the first large drop.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! This moderate trail was easily hike-able
with two little kids and two dogs. The trail was beautiful and ended with an amazing view of Glen Falls. We went In mid March and the weather was great.

3 months ago

Beautiful hike with five different views of the waterfall as you descend.

3 months ago

It is a beautiful place

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4 months ago

Good walk - did it in February. Lovely day.