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Green River Narrows is a 3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Flat Rock, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length3 miElevation gain810 ftRoute typeOut & back
dog friendlyHikingNature tripsForestRiverViewsWaterfallWildlifeRockyScramble
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This trail begins on the Pulliam Creek Trail off of SR 1802. After 1/2 mile notice wooden boards going down to a water fall on the left. There is also a nice camping area on the right about 3/4 of mile down the trail. Go south on this trail for about 1.2 miles. At this intersection, the Pulliam Trail continues south & east and veers left. Veer right down a steep and slippery trail to the foot of the Green River Narrows. The trail is marked by pink ribbons. Caution: this is an extremely slippery and dangerous route to take, but views of the Green River Rapids are worth the trip.I would not recommend taking any children on this trip and you must be in good shape. There are numerous rocks to sit on for sun bathing or watching the Kayaks come down the rapids. On occasion you will probably see abandoned Kayaks and views of the rapids might explain it.

NC Division of Forest Resources. 1-828-251-6509

From I-26 near Hendersonville, take Upward Rd (exit 22) and go east about 1.7 miles to Big Hungry Rd (SR1802). Continue east on SR1802 for about 3 miles and look for a trail head sign for Pulliam Creek Trail on the right. There is a slight area for cars on the right side of the road. If you cross a bridge, you've gone to far by 100 meters.

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Geo Whitty
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This is a new favorite!! Challenging. Stunning. Watched 2 younger kayakers run The Narrows after a group of older folks decided against it, and that was super cool. I'll post a photo. Beware (if you aren't bringing your own ropes) - There were several that had frays and rips and I found part of a broken one in the leaves. One of the blue ropes was directed around a dead and swaying tree. Inspect the ropes before you trust them with your life. I was able to get around using those but it was tricky. Also, this is on game lands. Be visible.

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Michelle Logan
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awesome hike. beware the wet rocks! slipped once in a side hike but the end makes it all worth it.

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James Hase
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Went exploring up the falls; so, it added a little distance to the overall hike.

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Katelyn C
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Nice

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Sue Fair
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Difficult and dangerous but amazing!

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Mia Phillips
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Good

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Greg Williams
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Awesome trail! A few big trees were down at beginning of trail. Quite a decent at 1.5 miles but opened up to a beautiful raging river!

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Vanessa Zavala
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Joel Tipton
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Nick Light
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Awesome hike! Great fall color, sound of rushing water the entire way, and a challenging hike. There were a few downed trees, but they were easy to get around.

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Ryan Cockrell
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Once you get down the steep hike it lets out into an amazing spot. View is well worth it. Wouldn’t recommend taking small kids or some dogs. I took my dog and she handled it very well but she’s used to the mountains if you haven’t taken your dog on very steep inclines before do NOT bring your dog. If you have taken them on inclines before they’ll be just fine for you to bring them.

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Lisa Leszcynski
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Very pretty hike!! Rapids were very pretty but kinda scary... was a bit sketchy getting across the little river... be careful! Also the steep part is very steep... be prepared to get a little dirty!

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Doug Denison
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After going down the very steep part there is a water crossing. I carried a board/bridge in over two years ago. Does anyone know if it’s still there?

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Da Godwin
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There are difficult areas especially going down to river. Worth the view. Feet got wet with river crossing

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Kirstin Rhoads
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Mark Davis
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Excellent hike well marked down to Green River.

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Jen Jordan
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Amazing view when you get down to the Gorge! Very challenging and interactive trail. Wouldn’t recommend if you have children. You have to go down a 90 degree incline and use ropes to help you get to your destination.

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Debbie Jelks
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Tina Cancian
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Enjoyable afternoon hike, mostly paralleling Green River. Moderate elevation changes. Great rocks for picnic at halfway point.

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Scott Greenberg
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Definitely not as challenging as I expected.

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Dana Hicks
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beautiful scenery, perfect sunny fall day.

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John Hester
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Steven Kerrigan
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Paul Popa
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Trail is narrow in many spots and feels like you are really out there and in the woods quite alone. I loved the last section where you needed to use roots and ropes to go up and down to see the rushing water. It is easy to walk by and not see when you need to take a right and go down the side of the trail. My 10 year old son refused to go all of the way down because it was pretty difficult and scary for him.

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Shannon Norris
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Myra Seaman
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Perfect outing. A joy from start to finish. Mildly traveled, water along the way, shade and variety.

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David Smale
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Dec Allen
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Brent Dula
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Great Hike!! Challenging but worth it!! Hiked on 9-18-20 after the rains from hurricane Sally. The water was pretty high. About 1 mile in we had to take off our shoes to cross the water, it was knee high in some places. Water at the narrows was so high we couldn’t risk crossing the board to get to the other side. The board was covered by water and there wasn’t a safe way to move it. Still the view was amazing. The All trails description is good except the pink ribbons have fallen and they’re hard to catch on the ground. Slippery and tough going down. Easier coming back up if you take your time. We are both in our 50’s and hike a good bit. This was a fun challenge for us and well worth the view when you get to the narrows.

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Logan Chamberlin
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Great trail. Took about 2hr 20min round trip with a long break at the waterfall. As mentioned the last bit is a rock scramble down to the waterfall. It is a lot of fun and some hard work but not overly sketchy. Only saw one other person on the trail!

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