Upper Bearwallow Falls is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bear Wallow Hollow, North Carolina that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
157 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

bugs

muddy

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

This is a short hike from the picnic area down a somewhat steep and well maintained trail to a viewing platform. The view is nice, but Bearwallow Falls itself is not that impressive, especially given the distance from the end of the trail.

Friday, September 08, 2017

I'd say easy to moderate as Trail is well maintained and easy to walk. Hike up is more moderate.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

short and steep

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Friday, March 10, 2017

The Bearwallow falls trails has changed a bit in recent past. The trail has been shortened to just over 0.4 miles. This is a quick hike with a beautiful view. The trip to the falls has a steady declined slope and since it is a there and back trip, your return hike is all up hill. Since the hike is short though it isn't to tough. If you are in Gorges State Park this is a must. It took my family about 30 minutes to complete with a 4 year old hiking and a 3 year old on my back.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013