Hickory Nut Falls Trail

EASY 35 reviews
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Hickory Nut Falls Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Lure, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
324 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Not too much water in summer. Probably more in spring or after rains. Nice hike

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5 days ago

Definitely a cool waterfall to check out.

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24 days ago

Wide trail with minimal inclines to a waterfall and views. Dog friendly.

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1 month ago

Last trail of the day, and with a thunderstorm approaching, we decided to take a quick hike up to the base of Hickory Nut Falls. The trail is pretty easy, a gradual climb to a viewing platform. The falls were rolling but not thundering and you can get a picture with the whole falls to the top if you stand on the flat rock to the left just before the platform. The view is much better from the platform at the top of the falls, but it appears the trail past Exclamation Point is closed for either repair or just for special groups now. This trail is short and the falls worth a visit.

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1 month ago

Easy ans enjoyable trail.

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1 month ago

Get here early to avoid big crowds, even on the weekdays. The rock formations are cool to look at while you walk, the trail itself is mostly gravel and easy. The waterfall is nice and makes for good picture but overall it's kind of a boring trail.

1 month ago

heavy traffic today. pretty walk.

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1 month ago