Hike to Moore Cove Falls

North Carolina Moore Cove Falls Trail

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This relatively easy hike in Pisgah National Forest leads to a 50 foot waterfall, whose water flows over a ledge, allowing hikers to walk behind it.

The hike relatively quick and has minimal elevation gain, making it a great hike for the family or a quick stop off if you're planning to do another hike in the same day. This part of the Pisgah National Forest is filled with scenic hikes.

Once you've parked your car, cross over the stream via a small foot bridge. This flat, smooth trail leads through a lush forest for 0.7 miles (following the yellow blazes) out to the falls.

Key Coordinates:

  • Trailhead: 35.3054595683, -82.774515152
  • Falls: 35.311827148, -82.7776830232

Photos: Angi English

Pack List

  • 10 Essentials
  • Camera
  • Trail shoes
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Activities:

Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

1.4 Miles

Elev. Gain:

150 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall

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3 months ago

One of my favorites

This water fall requires a short hike and therefore a lot of tourist don't make the hike so there are less people, but still a good water fall no doubt.

3 months ago

9 months ago

Short Easy Hike

This short easy hike is exactly as described. There is a neat little nook you can hike up to at the height of the falls that is perfect for a small picnic!

9 months ago

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