The Short And Sweet Hickory Nut Falls Trail Leads To The Second Tallest Waterfall In North Carolina
North Carolina’s second-tallest waterfall drops a dramatic 404 feet into Hickory Nut Gorge in Chimney Rock State Park. So dramatic, in fact, that it can be seen from the highway pouring over the vertical rock ledge and into the gorge. But that view is from far, far away. To see it up close requires a short and easy hike of only three quarters of a mile (one way).
Learn more about the trail to Hickory Nut Falls from our friends at AllTrails. Information about gaining access into Chimney Rock State Park (with pandemic details) can be found here.
Want to explore a slightly more difficult trail to see the tallest waterfall in North Carolina? Upper Whitewater Falls is seven feet taller than Hickory Nut Falls.
Address: Hickory Nut Falls, North Carolina 28746, USA
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Robin Jarvis is a travel writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for nearly three decades and currently resides in Charleston. When she's not working, she loves to cook with friends and check out new adventures. General questions and FAM tours: firstname.lastname@example.org.