Category: Hickory Nut Gorge

Hikes in the Hickory Nut Gorge region of North Carolina. Includes hikes in Chimney Rock State Park, and lesser known hikes in the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge.

Bearwallow Mountain and Blue Ridge Pastures, NC

  On this bitterly cold day before the winter solstice I left Catawba Falls, grabbed some lunch in Black Mountain, then drove toward my second hike of the day in the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge. Although Hickory Nut Gorge is a popular hiking and tourist destination, I have rarely traveled through the area. It is …

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