Hickory Nut Falls Trail

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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 is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from February until November.

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

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

views

waterfall

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

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16 days ago

Chimney Rock State Park is great but the Hickory Nut Falls trail was the best part. The trailhead is located on the curve just below the main parking lot up by Chimney Rock. It is well-marked with an arch and large sign so you won't miss it. There had been particularly heavy rain in the area the night before for the falls were particularly full and beautiful. The walk to the falls from the trailhead was easy. It's a very gradual incline on a wide and relatively smooth path and there is a fenced in observation area at the base of the falls. Try to plan your visit for a day after a rainstorm!

hiking
29 days ago

Gorgeous waterfall hike. I highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Chimney Rock State Park.

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2 months ago

This is a really easy trail, short and not too much of an elevation change. If you are just getting into hiking, its a good trail to start with. The waterfall at the end tends to be at its best in spring or after it rains.

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Wednesday, April 06, 2016