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Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall
Driving access to the trailhead is restricted from October 30 to April 1 by a Forest Service gate. During that time you have to add 0.57 miles on Curtis Creek Rd. to get to the trailhead.
Need to Know
There is one creek crossing within the first quarter of a mile.
Hickory Branch Trail provides access to Hickory Branch Falls. The trail is an out-and-back and begins at the Curtis Creek Campground. The trail starts with a quick uphill then a downhill to Hickory Branch Creek. It then proceeds on a steady climb to the intersection with Leadmine Gap Trail #212
. At Leadmine Gap, you can turn around or continue left or right on Leadmine Gap Trail #212
Flora & Fauna
Rhododendrons and Mountain Laurel line the trails. There are many large hardwood and hemlock trees in the area. Hickory Branch Trail is part of the first tract of land established as National Forest in 1901.
Shared By: Victor Mariano