The Hickory Nut Gorge

Trail Hiking Guide Book & Adventure Map

We are taking a short break and will be back in February of 2018! 

Thank you for your interest in our incredible Hickory Nut Gorge!

We are currently SOLD OUT of our Hiking Guide Books! 
If you would like to be notified when we return so you can order the Adventure Map, 
or inquire about when the books will be available, please fill out the form below, or send an email to

About Us
Authors Nate Ballinger and Ryan Lubbers share a love for the Hickory Nut Gorge.  We both live among the gorge, and have spent many years exploring the many amazing places within the Hickory Nut Gorge.  With a passion for outdoor adventure, we believe this could be one of the most amazing areas in Western North Carolina, and in the Appalachian Mountains.  With its extreme relief, jagged cliffs, raging rivers, and mountain top views, it is no wonder we ended up here. Ryan is a teacher at the Lake Lure Classical Academy, and is a trail guide at Chimney Rock State park . 

Ryan Lubbers

If you would like to be notified when we are accepting orders for the HNG Adventure Map, or just have a question, please send me an email through the form below. Thank you!


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