Moore Cove Falls

Height: 50 feet
Trail Type: Dirt
Hike Distance: 1.4 miles round trip
Difficulty: 5
Beauty: 8

Overview:

Moore Cove Falls is a surprisingly nice waterfall tucked away in the forest. If you’re used to hiking in the mountains, you might expect a long cascading falls at some point along the way. However, Moore Cove is a sheer freefall over an overhanging cliff. There’s plenty of room to walk behind the falls, and some people use the rock wall on the opposite side for rappelling.

Directions:

From the intersection of US 64 and US 276 in Brevard, head north on US 276 for 6.7 miles. The parking area for the trail is on the right after a sharp left hairpin.

Hike Description:

The trail ascends from the parking area and continues to do so for the majority of the way, although it’s not that difficult. Because of all the foot traffic this area gets, the forest service has done plenty of work making improvements over the years. There are now a few solid bridges over the creek crossings and a nice viewing platform at the base.