Looking for a great trail near Flat Rock, North Carolina? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, walking trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Table Rock State Park or Gorges State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Flat Rock Community Park or Huron Park. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Flat Rock ranging from 3.5 to 5.7 miles and from 2,073 to 2,782 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Great hike did the pulliam Creek trail it cuts off to the right where you use the rope to get down to the green River. Tough but definitely worth it. The river was down so we didn't see anyone kayaking but it was definitely gorgeous. We then looped around hitting the bear branch trail to bishop branch and then the rock hop took is back to where we started. All in all probably about 6.5 miles!

This trail was worth the hike. It was a tough climb down to the waterfalls but was definitely worth it. There were several places to go for a dip once you got down.

hiking
9 days ago

Great easy hike. I loved the garden. It was a great touch!

hiking
13 days ago

We went looking for a new and challenging trail that had water features and could be navigated with two dogs. The decent was relatively easy and great swimming holes at the bottom. Once at the river you can easily find all the other spots for a dipping. It was magic. We even saw kayakers bombing down the rapids which is something to be aware of if you're planning to swim. The accent prove to be the most difficult part of the hike. Luckily there are ropes for support and to remind you you're on the right way out. 10/10 for love birds or nature lovers.

Great hike on a well maintained trail. It wasn’t very busy and there were plenty of hikers with dogs. The view from the top was limited by the foliage. We will be back at the end of October and anticipate the view will be better.

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bugs
14 days ago

Fun hike! It is a great mix of wooded, open and creekside. The trail is very confusing. You start out following white trail blazed and intersect with several other trails. However I had good cell service throughout and was able to follow the map which helped. I hiked this trail for the first time at the end of August but my boyfriend and I both agree it would be much better in later October while the leaves change or after they have fallen. It was very hot, especially when walked through the two fields. It is mostly shaded which was nice. Overall I liked the hike and would do it again in the fall or early winter.

on Green River Narrows

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bugs
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
16 days ago

Another awesome hike. But definitely hard! u must scramble down a series of ropes almost strait down. Don't forget you have to come back up! once at the river it's super cool! watch kyakers tackle whitewater. Also some primitive campsites along the way. I passed no one on this one!

Good trail, watch for poison ivy along the paths and especially if you go down near the waterfalls. Having this map definitely helped to navigate which turns to take as the labels aren't the most straightforward. Definitely quite easy.

hiking
17 days 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.

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17 days ago

A great park. The best use for an old golf course. Very well maintained and beautiful flowers in the summer. The dogs love it! I wouldn’t consider it a hike but a very nice walk.

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rocky
24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

First of all, Pulliam Creek Trail is itself 2.5 miles one way according to the trail sign. So the total in the description of 3 miles is not correct. There is also no pink ribbons, but the trail is marked except for the right turn to the decent - there is no trail marker to tell you "go right and down". We walked right past it. The decent down took us about 30 minutes. It is steep, full of rocks and roots. The ropes are definitely needed to go down and back up. The waterfalls and rocks and river rapids are amazing. Be careful, the rocks that look dry are also slippery. It was a long hard trail but worth the effort. The decent down to the river is full of technical maneuvers.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice park with flat walking paths. Paved and hard-packed dirt. Well maintained and clean with picnic tables, trash, bathrooms and a playground

hiking
1 month ago

Well maintained.

Well maintained.

Well-maintained and a great work out. Views at the top are pretty but foliage covers some of it.

Love this hike, the 550+ ft elevation climb is fantastic cardio! My dog and I try to hike it daily, it's super close to our house. Highly recommend!

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off trail
1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful, will do this hike again.

hiking
1 month 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.

on Flat Rock Loop

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful place and excellent loop trail for walking!

Nice 3 miler close to flat rock. Views at the top were good in summer but would be great with no foliage in winter. Very well-maintained. Saw several dog walkers. Good vertical gain for a 3-mi hike. Parking is at Carl Sandburg home parking lot.

Very well maintained trail. Great for families and people looking for a non-technical trail. It is a hike up a mountain so there is an elevation gain on the way out. The way back is all downhill. There are benches for resting throughout. The top has somewhat of a view from the top of mountain, but it is somewhat blocked by the high trees. It is still a decent view but not phenomenal. Overall, a good trail and experience.

hiking
1 month ago

great short hike

I’ve been hiking this trail ever since I was a little girl and it’s very nostalgic for me. Easy, well-marked, and a decent view up top. It’s really more spectacular in the winter time when there is ice up there and it lives up to its “glassy” name. Also the view is easier to see with some of the tree leaves gone.

hiking
2 months ago

The hike to get to the narrows is a moderate hike. Once going down the narrows you have to use the ropes to get down and especially back up.

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