COVID-19 STATUS - Open (last updated 8/19/20)
For many more details about the trail and the future trail network plans see Conserving Carolina's trail page below:
The trail is part of the newly designated Hickory Nut Gorge State Trail System. That system is envisioned to be more than 100 miles of trails throughout
Hickory Nut Gorge. To read more about the plans and see a map of the current and proposed trails see the link below:
WHERE: Hendersonville, NC
DIRECTIONS: Trailhead is at Bearwallow Gap, located at the crest of Bearwallow Mountain Road where the pavement turns to gravel. Once at the trailhead, park on the shoulder of the road making sure not to block the gate or the road. Space is available for only a few cars at this trailhead.
Let someone know where you will be and when you plan to return. On a long-distance hike, leave behind a copy of your itinerary.