Wildcat Rock via Little Bearwallow Trail is a 2.8 mile out and back trail located near Gerton, North Carolina that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,066 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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1 day ago

Just hiked this whole trail today...it’s challenging but rewarding with lots of terrain changes and beautiful scenery. The full out and back was 6.1 miles (we included the Wildcat Rock spur) and took us about 3.5 hours with a couple short rests. Very few people when we started around 10:15, but slightly heavier traffic on way down. We really enjoyed it!

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3 days ago

We only hiked to the waterfall and while the climb to the waterfall is steep, it is well terraced with switchbacks and steps. There was quite a bit of water in the stream but we were easily able to rock Hope the crossings

1 month ago

Definitely strenuous in the rock step areas. Beautiful hike, but I’m glad I didn’t bring my dog along.
Well go back when the weather is cooler.

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1 month ago

Great hike! Trail design is awesome. Rock climbing or ice climbing wall half way in.

3 months ago

Nice hike but definitely not a moderate trail! Very strenuous going up.

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6 months ago

Nice and challenging! A steep hike but well worth it. A lot of birds, wild flowers and views.

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7 months ago

My first time hiking the Wildcat Rock to the meadows this past Saturday, there are a good many strenuous areas along this trail, especially as you continue past the waterfall. The falls did not have alot of water, alot was frozen. Before the waterfall there are a few creek crossings and all along the trail large rock faces and huge boulders.There are maybe 130+ rock steps going straight up in this area. The view from Wildcat Rock is worth the hike. From the trailhead to the meadow it is 3.8 miles round trip. Elevation gain is 1,100 feet.
I posted many pictures, be sure to check the out.

GPS users may enter N35.4734, W-82.3320

This trail is clearly mark all along the trail and is managed and owned by the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy.

From Greenville, SC
Start out on Hwy 25 toward Asheville
Get on I-26 toward Hendersonville, NC
Exit on Hwy 64 toward Chimney Rock
Take Hwy 64 for 12.3 miles until it intersects with Hwy 74
Turn Left and go 3.9 miles until you see a parking lot of the 'right' side of Hwy 74
There will be an old Chimney and a Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy sign
The trailhead for Wildcat Rock is across the street from the parking area

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