You might not have heard of the Little Bearwallow trail in Gerton, NC, and that’s ok! This trail was in progress for about three years and was finally completed in the summer of 2016. This 4.6 mile trail is hard on the knees but has a lot to offer.
The trailhead can be found across the street from the parking area off Gerton Highway. You start your trek through an orchard, it is very important that you stay on the marked trail through this portion of the hike as the orchard is private property. After a creek crossing, you begin your climb up the rock steps toward Little Bearwallow Falls. The falls isn’t much more than a trickle, but it’s definitely a great spot to rest after the 1 mile climb.
Don’t wait! Go check out this beautiful area but be prepared for a very strenuous climb! We can’t wait to go back to hike the entire trail once it is completed.
See you on the trail.