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Moore Cove Falls in Western North Carolina

Moore Cove Falls in North Carolina is a beautiful 1.5 mile round-trip hike that located near the popular Looking Glass Falls.Moore Cove Falls

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Moore Cove Falls

Moore Cove Falls located in Pisgah National Forest is what I like to refer to as a hidden gem. This 50-foot waterfall located a mile past the popular Looking Glass Falls, can be easily missed.Moore Cove Falls

Our family went over the week at a time when the area wasn’t having a lot of rain which means the falls weren’t as stunning as after a good rain. The creek that flows into the falls has a low volume of water, so to see the falls at their best, I recommend timing your visit after the area has had a lot of rain. If you travel like our family, I know that isn’t always possible. However, even with a small amount of rain, this hike is worth the stop.moore cove falls

This family-friendly hike is relatively easy, and takes you through the lush, hardwood forest. There are a few steeps steps, but those are found at the start of the trail. During the hike, you’ll cross over Moore Creek a few times. However, there is no chance of getting wet. You’ll find wooden walk-ways throughout. 

Moore Cove Falls

Once reaching the fall and taking the time to enjoy it’s beauty, you can continue on. Walking behind the falls and hanging out under the large rocks was truly magical. For sure a favorite of ours.Moore Cove Falls

Things to know

• It pays to get there early. This is a pretty popular spot for hiking, and the parking area is limited.
• Depending on how much rain the area has had will make a huge difference in the appearance of the falls.
• Moore Cove Falls in a very family and pet-friendly.

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