Little Bearwallow Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews

Little Bearwallow Trail is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gerton, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1751 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Park at the trailhead for Upper Hickory Nut Gap and cross road at the crosswalk. After crossing the street take the path down the stone stairs follow to get on Little Bearwallow trail.

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

This trail was great! Pretty hard and steep at times but very beautiful.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

It was a great hike but at several points very strenuous especially between the falls and wildcat rock. Really liked the grazing fields at the top with a look towards bearwallow mountain. Excellent blazed trail - thanks CMLC.

hiking
1 month ago

Had a blast and so did our dogs. It was challenging but not difficult. The top was just a field, but felt great to make it there. The dogs enjoyed the cool creek to swim in at the end!

hiking
1 month ago

Had a blast and so did our dogs. It was challenging but not difficult. The top was just a field, but felt great to make it there. The dogs enjoyed the cool creek to swim in at the end!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Fun and challenging trail up to the meadow. The falls are cool but don't expect a rager. The meadow has a great view and cows that we didn't see but could hear and smell them very well). It was tricky finding the trail again from the meadow.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Has a few good points on the trail so you can hike as much as you want. You can go up to the waterfall and turn back, or continue to the rock overlooking the gorge, and double back to get back on the trail to get to the bald at the top.

hiking
4 months ago