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The Chimney Rock State Park web page describes Hickory Nut Falls as one of the tallest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River... with a magnificent view from the base of this 404-foot natural wonder. It was featured in the epic film, "The Last of the Mohicans." This cool, refreshing stop is a "must-see" during your visit to Chimney Rock."

Short Hike: Use the Hickory Nut Falls Trail to access the Falls from the parking lot. The out-and-back distance is about 1.5 miles.

Family Friendly: The trail is wide and gently rolling, no problem for children, although not recommended for strollers or wheelchairs due to some moderate uphill and rocky sections, and stairs near the base.

Gem Type: Waterfall

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