About the Guide Book & Adventure Map


A Hiker's Guide to the Hickory Nut Gorge

A Hiker's Guide to the Hickory Nut Gorge is a comprehensive hiking guidebook for one of the Southeast's most spectacular natural areas.  It includes some of Western North Carolina's greatest hikes at Rumbling Bald, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, Bearwallow Mountain, Bat Cave, The Florence Preserve and more. It contains over 35 Trail descriptions, 100 color photos and 19 color maps. 

Adventure Map of the Hickory Nut Gorge

The Adventure Map of the Hickory Nut Gorge beautifully illustrates the multitude of hiking and mountain biking trails in Chimney Rock, Rumbling Bald, Lake Lure, Bearwallow Mountain, Gerton and Bat Cave.  In addition, it provides driving directions, trailhead locations, park boundaries, rock climbing areas, access points, bouldering areas, fishing access, view points, swimming areas, whitewater kayaking rivers, zip-line areas, public marina locations, boat launches, park entrances, camping areas, logging roads, fee areas, beaches, picnic areas and much more.   


Adventure Map of the Hickory Nut Gorge

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The Adventure Map of the Hickory Nut Gorge is a full color, lightweight, waterproof, tear proof and folding map (3.75” x 9” folded) that easily fits in your pocket or backpack and will stand up to even the gnarliest expedition.  Its large size (22.75” x 18.5” unfolded) has high definition, full topographic coverage on both sides to give a large overview of the upper and lower gorge as well as a number of detailed insets that are full of features and critical information.  The map legend allows for quick and accurate referencing to determine types of trail, private property, overlooks, waterfall locations and a variety of other significant information.   


SOLD OUT ~ A Hiker's Guide to the Hickory Nut Gorge

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Due to popular demand, we have sold out of the 1st Edition, and are now working on the 2nd Edition for release in the next year! Please stay tuned by following our Instagram and Facebook pages! 

About the Author

Ryan Lubbers

Ryan has spent many years exploring the many amazing places within the Hickory Nut Gorge, and loves to inspire folks of all ages to learn more about the wonders of nature as well as this incredible place. 

Ryan lives with his family in Gerton, NC, is a science teacher, and a trail guide at Chimney Rock State park

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