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
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Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment 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 spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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