368 – Little Bearwallow Falls

Accessibility – Moderate

Height – 100′

Distance – 2.2 (out and back)

Beauty –5

Photo rating – 4

Solitude –3

GPS Info: LAT 35.46796 LONG -82.33959

Last Updated – 11-16-2018

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Little Bearwallow Falls is a 100+ foot high waterfall in the Florence Nature Preserve in the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge. The hike is just over a mile each way but with an elevation gain of more than 700 feet from the creek crossing to the base of the falls. The creek is a tributary of Hickory Nut Creek and it is extremely low flow so bear this in mind before you visit. In dry times the falls will look like a big wet rock. My fall visit came after four days of rain and the flow was just above meager.

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