Falls of Hickey Fork

Waynesville, North Carolina

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This challenging waterfall hike makes a loop through remote terrain near the Tennessee state line. Explore the upper Hickey Fork valley in Pisgah National Forest’s Shelton Laurel Backcountry. Cross a log hiker bridge, then turn up West Prong Hickey Fork, passing two significant waterfalls and other lesser shoals, before rising to Seng Gap. A mountainside climb commences before you descend to East Prong Hickey Fork. Reach an often-gated forest road and easy hiking to close the loop.
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by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This challenging waterfall hike makes a loop through remote terrain near the Tennessee state line. Explore the upper Hickey Fork valley in Pisgah National Forest’s Shelton Laurel Backcountry.

Cross a log hiker bridge, then turn up West Prong Hickey Fork, passing two significant waterfalls and other lesser shoals, before rising to Seng Gap. A mountainside climb commences before you descend to East Prong Hickey Fork. Reach an often-gated forest road and easy hiking to close the loop.

© 2017 Johnny Molloy /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Waynesville
Distance: 7.0
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Duration: 4.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Pisgah National Forest, Appalachian Ranger District, 632 Manor Rd., Mars Hill, NC 28754, (828) 689-9694, www.fs.usda.gov
Local Maps: National Geographic #782 French Broad & Nolichucky Rivers, Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests; USGS White Rock, Greystone
Driving Directions: Directions to Falls of Hickey Fork

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