Tips and Tricks

Do you have to pay for Hickory Nut Falls?

Do you have to pay for Hickory Nut Falls?

From Asheville, take I-240 East to US 74-A. Follow US 74-A to the Chimney Rock Park entrance gate and pay the entrance fee (more information about the entrance fee). Park in either of the top parking lots – the well-signed trail starts at the lower of the two.

Can you walk behind Hickory Nut Falls?

Hickory Nut Falls Trail is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Lure, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

How long is the hike to Hickory Nut Falls?

This moderate hike is 1.4 miles round trip. It is an out-and-back hike and takes the average hiker 45 minutes to an hour to complete.

Where is the waterfall in the last of the Mohicans?

Chimney Rock State Park
Chimney Rock State Park is proud to have been one of the filming locations for the famous movie “Last of the Mohicans”. The iconic backdrop was shown in the last 20 minutes of the movie! The waterfall scene, the fight scene and bathing scene were all filmed at Chimney Rock State Park!

How tall is the waterfall at Chimney Rock?

404-ft. tall
The 404-ft. tall Hickory Nut Falls at Chimney Rock State Park is one of the highest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. Take a beautiful woodland hike on an easy 3/4-mile trail to enjoy an up-close view at its base from a platform.

Is Hickory Nut Falls pet friendly?

Leashed dogs are allowed on all of the trails and buildings except for the Sky Lounge. One “must-do” doggie trail is the Hickory Nut Falls Trail. The reward at the end is the ideal place for your dog to cool off and socialize with other dogs in the natural pool of water at the bottom of the falls.

Is the Great Falls open?

Great Falls Park is open daily from 7 a.m. until dark. The Visitor Center is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day, with extended hours during the spring, summer and fall months. Admission to Great Falls Park is for three consecutive days.