Naturalist Niche: Watershed Hike

  • Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

  • Address: 431 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
  • Times: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Cost: Includes Park admission: $23 Adult, $8 Annual Passholder, $13 Youth (ages 5-15), $6 Rockin’ Discovery Passholder. Advance registration required.
  • Phone: 8286259611
  • Email: visit@chimneyrockpark.com

Hickory Nut Falls is one of the highest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River. A common question we often get from Park guests is “where does the water come from.” This hike offers the rare opportunity to explore the origination of the feeder creek, Fall Creek, and follow it as it leads to the upper cascades of this beautiful waterfall. This hike is considered strenuous.