Hickory Nut Falls, also known as Hickorynut Falls, is a waterfall located at Chimney Rock State Park in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Hickory Nut Falls flows on Fall Creek through the Hickory Nut Gorge, and is part of Chimney Rock Park, a park that was privately owned until May 2007, when the State of North Carolina completed the purchase of the park. Chimney Rock Park and the Hickory Nut Gorge are being developed into a state park.
Visiting Hickory Nut Falls
Visitors to the falls may view it from U. S. Highway 64 for free. To view the falls more closely, visitors must pay an admission fee ($15 for adults, $7 for children as of 2013) at the park gate. As of 8/2013, the Hickory Nut Falls Trail is closed for repair. A reduced admission to the park is offered of $12 for adults, $6 for children. After admission, visitors may hike either the moderate-difficulty 1.5-mile round-trip Hickory Nut Falls Trail to the base of the falls. The considerably longer Skyline-Cliff Trail to the top of the falls is closed to visitors.