Hickey Fork Loop

Asheville, North Carolina 28810

Hickey Fork Loop

Hickey Fork Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Solitude lovers will enjoy this stimulating circuit. Set in the Shelton Laurel Backcountry of the Pisgah National Forest, this hike takes you on lesser-used trails through the Hickey Fork watershed.

First, ascend West Prong Hickey Fork, passing two significant waterfalls, as well as many lesser cascades, before rising to Seng Gap. Continue toward the North Carolina–Tennessee crest before breaking off, descending toward East Prong Hickey Fork. Reach a remote forest road and make
an easy walk back to the trailhead. Winter views add to the trek."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Five-Star Trails: Tri-Cities of Tennessee and Virginia (Menasha Ridge Press)
Johnny Molloy
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"Solitude lovers will enjoy this stimulating circuit. Set in the Shelton Laurel Backcountry of the Pisgah National Forest, this hike takes you on lesser-used trails through the Hickey Fork watershed. First, ascend West Prong Hickey Fork, passing two significant waterfalls, and many others, before rising to Seng Gap. Continue toward the North Carolina–Tennessee crest before breaking off, descending toward East Prong Hickey Fork. Reach a remote forest road and make an easy walk back to the trailhead. Winter views add to the trek." Read more
Best Hikes Near Asheville, North Carolina (Falcon Guides)
Johnny Molloy
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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." Read more

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Trail Information

Asheville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
7
Distance
1,840 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4-5 hours
Duration
2,220 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,060 feet
Top Elevation
Waterfalls
Features
Pisgah National Forest, Appalachian Ranger District: 828-682-6146, www.fs.usda.gov/nfsnc
Local Contacts
National Geographic #782 French Broad and Nolichucky Rivers (Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests), USGS White Rock, Greystone
Local Maps

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Dec 2018