Hickory Nut Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Lake Lure, North Carolina. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 1,915 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 714 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.
Hickory Nut Falls Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Ride an elevator up 26 stories through solid granite and cross a clearspan bridge onto the famous monolith of Chimney Rock to start your hike to Hickory Nut Falls—a most interesting way to reach the trailhead. This is just one way to access the waterfall at Chimney Rock State Park, formerly a private operation. Here Fall Creek flows over a vertical lip on Chimney Rock Mountain, dropping an impressive 404 feet. The elevator operator will introduce the area to you on your ride up."
--Nicole Blouin, Steve Bordonaro, & Marilou Wier Bordonaro, Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge: A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains (Menasha Ridge Press).
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