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).

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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, Chimney Rock, NC 28746, USA