Pulliam Creek Trail

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Pulliam Creek Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Flat Rock, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,033 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

river

views

Please note that though this trail is moderate, many people choose to take a more challenging route. If you take the Rouge Trail down to the narrows, it is extremely difficult, as you will be using ropes tied to trees to help you down and up.

hiking
7 days ago

Fun trail- didn’t make it past the creek as the water was too high after a week of constant rain. But I’d love to come back and try again. Did see a baby black snack along the trail maybe 14” long.

hiking
21 days ago

Loved this hike! Shaded almost the entire way. Towards the end there is a fork, we went right (this map would take you left). It’s steep down to the river by the path on the right but has a lovely reward of nice areas to sit and relax by the river. Passed a few people but not crowded.

hiking
24 days ago

We had a great time on the trail. 2 adults and a 9y/o who navigated the trail just fine. Once we reached the end of Pulliam Creek Trail we took a right and went .4 miles down the Green River Cove Trail to the river and were able to watch some kayakers navigate the rapids and relax along the river before heading back. A few blown down trees but nothing that was challenging to get over/under. A fun hike, plenty of shade as well.

hiking
30 days ago

Excellent hike! Shaded. Love the water crossings. We took the ropes down to the river and were not expecting it to open up with such an intense flow of water through the gorge at the bottom. Great for experienced hikers and possible for OLDER kids with strong hiking skills and attentive adults.

hiking
1 month ago

We nick names this “the rope trail” We did this trail with Gali and Zander and Stefan. You can take the hard trail down the river (marked with red ribbons) it was super fun for the kids. I took a little fall. The dogs needed some help at some sections.

1 month ago

What a great hike. Will definitely come back great scenery. Crossing the creek not so bad just took of my shoes and went through. Our dog also loved it.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Shaded the entire trip. Probably one of our favorites so far during the Covid-19 stay at home order. The trail to the river and back was 6.1 miles round trip on my watch. River is gorgeous. Flowers in bloom were beautiful. Came upon a few mountain bikers along the way. Trail is very narrow in spots so we both had to pull over to let the other pass. One major stream to cross. Poles would have been a good idea. Be mindful that the elevation is on the way BACK as this is an out and back trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail to get an afternoon hike in with the dog

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for spring wildflowers! We saw jack in the pulpits, dwarf crested iris, violets, 2 different kinds of trillium and a couple of first mountain laurel blooms. There is about a mile of trail with abundant poison ivy growing on either side but otherwise an easy trail with plenty of water stops.

hiking
2 months ago

great day to escape quarantine and take off on a socially distant hike! mod difficulty, mostly becuse of a water crossing but that made it fun. There were some sections that have been a little washed out so you’re walking where the water would flow down the trail and you’re using roots and rocks. Would be challenging if it was rainy and muddy. 1 1/2 hr to Green river to stop for a little lunch. Beautiful scenery, no leaves on the trees so we could see the surrounding landscape including some nice views of A waterfall not sure which. Lots of folks on the trail on our way back, prob all doing the same thing. trail is maked white but then you come to a fork that is all marked blue and you have to know to take the blue trail to the left to get down to the river. we just figured it out with the help of another hiker. Not sure where the other trail would have gotten us . Lots of trillium (Toad shade) in bloom. such a great day to hike. Saw a few kids, dogs and mountain bikes all sharing this trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice easy peaceful trail. Very well marked. One creek crossing was interesting but beautiful scenery and we had a nice picnic by the creek

hiking
4 months ago

7.5 miles to fishing tops. boring

hiking
5 months ago

Did this with a pup in tow. She absolutely loved it. Follows along the river for the majority of the trail, would definitely be more fun in warmer months. The trail does have a wide & deep enough stream crossing maybe 1.5 miles in so we were unable to finish the trail. Nice little jaunt though!

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail! You definitely have to pick up your feet as roots and rocks are ever present. There is a side trail about half way through the trail with Falls carved into a dead tree. The falls are powerful and beautiful. The trip down is a challenge with precarious footing (watch out for the acorns) at times. The trip up is better for footing.. hey, if you fall you fall forward...LOL. Some nice people have put up ropes to help. Be in good shape for this little side trail. 

hiking
9 months ago

Trail was very well marked and maintained. Access to the Green River once you get down there is somewhat limited, but if you’re willing to do a little scrambling you can find some nice spots to hang out. We brought our dogs and they had a great time swimming! Steady decline all the way to the river, steady incline all the way back to the trailhead.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a well marked trail that was very much loved by my 4 legged friend. plenty of spots to pop in the creek for a cool down.

hiking
11 months ago

This would be a great trail for people who are in the area trying to avoid the touristy and overcrowded hikes like Dupont. The trail follows a creek, with some fun offshoots that allows for the exploration of some boulders and rapids. You will be crossing the river at one point, but it’s very shallow with a fallen tree that helps you as you step from stone to stone to make it across. The trail ends at the intersection of the Green River Narrows Trail. For the shorter portion of the Green River Narrows Trail, take a right. It will lead to the river, which would be an ideal place to have a picnic on a giant boulder right on the river. Beware, it does get steep and muddy near the end. My only criticism of the trail is the lack of signage for the trailhead. Otherwise, it’s a very fulfilling hike.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy trek into the river bottom. Nice water hole after a few swimmable rapids. Robert gear highly advised for max fun.

hiking
11 months ago

Brought my 4 legged friend and he gives it 4 out of 5 bones. Trail is pretty straight forward with some good elavation changes. Beautiful if you hike down to right below the narrows. Day we were there was after rains and current was to swift to swim. Bring a lunch great place to sit and chill. South, four legged friend, says plenty of water for him to jump in

hiking
11 months ago

Hiked in just to the descent into the narrows, beautiful and worth it. Ropes make it easy, just be careful with footing. Parked in gravel pullout on Big Hungry rd. A bit buggy. Pup had a blast.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
Sat Jun 01 2019

Fairly easy trail down to the river! Several spots along the river to put stuff down and take a swim!

hiking
Tue May 28 2019

Great trail with great spots to get in the water.

Sun May 19 2019

Great trail along some beautiful waterfalls and creeks.

Thu Apr 04 2019

lot of wild flowers... nice!

Mon Apr 01 2019

This is a beautiful trail along a beautiful river with boulders and river rocks. The path is fairly well maintained.I took trekking poles which were a big help crossing the river. Also took the trail down to the Narrows, which was steep! Ropes were a big help. Lots of scrambling on the way back up. The trail to the Narrows is STRENUOUS...but worth the view at the end!

hiking
Mon Feb 04 2019

hiking
Sun Nov 04 2018

What a great hike to watch the Green River kayak race! Worth the time to experience

hiking
Sun Oct 28 2018

I have hiked this a few times. With less foliage on the plants you get better views of Pulliam Creek. I took my 3 kids today ages 4-9 and they loved the creek crossing and the ropes. They are strong hikers and did well but this did test them, as far as strength and length of time out. I’m proud of them. The steep part can be made without the ropes but they did help the kids and maybe by just in the fun if using them.

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