You Don’t Have To Work Too Hard to Stroll Behind This 50 Foot Cascading Waterfall

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Want to see what the world looks like from behind a waterfall? A short hike, about .6 miles, is all it takes to get to Moore Cove Falls in Pisgah National Forest. The trail isn’t difficult and runs into the forest via a beautiful bridge. The waterfall is beautiful, cascading 50 feet over a rock overhang.

AUGUST 2021 UPDATE: This area has been hit hard by Tropical Depression Fred and clean up crews/Forest Service is asking people to stay out of the area so they can clean up. It will be awhile before things get back to normal here.

Moore Cove Falls

Walk Behind Moore Cove Falls

The coolest part, in my opinion, is that there is enough space to walk behind the falls (and take cool photos). You can even sit on either side and have a snack since there are so many giant boulders.

Since it is a waterfall, caution is always recommended, especially as you walk around the waterfall and pools. I found this waterfall to be easy to navigate and had no problems with the large boulders and walking behind the falls, although it was a bit muddy.

The pool and trail for Moore Cove Falls

Moore Cove Falls Trailhead

The trailhead to the Moore Cove Falls Trails is between Looking Glass Falls and Sliding Rock in the Pisgah Forest on 276. If you’re coming from Brevard, the trailhead will be on your right. There is a small pull-off where you can park that holds maybe seven or eight cars. There is an information board there as well.

To get to the falls, just cross the bridge and head up the stairs to the right. The trail is well-marked and has a few creek crossings and bridges. You’ll hear Moore Cove Falls before you see it, especially during the summer months when the forest canopy is at its fullest.

The trail is about 1.2 miles round trip and is great for families with smaller kids since you don’t need to work hard to see a beautiful sight! The trail is 90 minutes from Greenville. Make it a full day and head to Sliding Rock, Looking Glass Falls, or other great swimming holes in the Pisgah National Forest.

For directions, put into your GPS “Moore Cove Falls” or US-276, Brevard, NC 28712 and then start looking for the trail after you see Looking Glass Falls on your right.

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About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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