Moore Cove Falls

This hike is understandably one of the more popular in Pisgah. A short hike (just under 1.5 miles round trip) on a well-marked trail provides access to this 50′ waterfall. Suitable for young kids and less experienced hikers, the trail has some fun features like creeks and boulders to explore. Although the destination free-falling waterfall is pretty cool, the most awesome aspect of Moore Cove is the expansive dry cave that is behind the falls. The viewing platform offers a stable area of footing and perfect views of the falls and cave, while the shady cavern under the protruding rocks provides a unique experience from behind the veil of water, and offers opportunities for soaking up the damp spray to cool off on a hot day.


Directions: From Downtown Brevard: take NC-280 East. Take a left onto US-276 West into the main entrance for Pisgah National Forest. Proceed on US-276 for 6.8 miles to the parking area on the right, just before the highway crosses a prominent stone bridge.


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