Chinquipin Mountain Trail

Categories: Hiking & Backpacking


  •  1.8 mile hike to 4,160 ft. summit 
  •  Views of the Blue Valley 
  •  Creek Crossing 
  •  Parking at "Glen Falls" parking area off of NC Hwy-106
  •  Approx. 2 hour hike time 
  •  Blue Berries along hike mid to late Summer

The Local Scoop

We recommend taking a half day to enjoy the Chinquipin Mountain Trail in mid to late Summer. The views aren't as dramatic as some of the areas other vistas but the view of Blue Valley makes this hike very appealing. Also be sure to take a small container with you on this particular hike and harvest some of the wild blue berries that grow along this trail. You will need to park in the Glen Falls Parking area and take the trail that goes to your RIGHT (The trail that goes Left takes you down to Glen Falls which you may want to take in while your there). You'll cross the East Fork of the Overflow Creek approximately 100 yards into your hike which runs down into Blue Valley on into Georgia. Be sure to bring proper hiking shoes and clothing, as well as some water and snacks. If you decide to do both Glen Falls Trail and Chinquipin Mtn Trail please keep in mind that the return hike for Glen Falls is strenuous and is steep. Make sure you have the stamina and energy before you attempt.

The Local Directions

From the intersection of U.S. Hwy-64 and N.C. Hwy-106 in Highlands, NC take Hwy-106 South towards Dillard, GA for 1.8 miles until you see a sign on your Left for "Glen Falls". Take that left and continue down GRAVEL "Glen Falls Road" for another 1.0 miles to the parking area for Glen Falls trail and Chinquipin Mtn. Trail.

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Difficulty Levels

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35.030899, -83.238503
Hike Distance
1.8 miles
Easy via gravel
Glen Falls Road
Nearest City
Macon County
Distance From
Highlands, 2.8 miles