Moore Cove Falls Trail

EASY 82 reviews
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Moore Cove Falls Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pisgah Forest, North Carolina that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and scenic driving. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.2 miles 196 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

scenic driving

walking

river

views

waterfall

muddy

This is an easy and very kid friendly trail. The main feature here is Moore Cove Falls which is about 50ft high and pours over a rock overhang. A couple of sections tend to be muddy but it's easy to bypass the mud. This is a must see for families.

hiking
4 days ago

Meh. This was a nice short trail we stopped at on our way to Sliding Rock just because. Moore Cove Falls left much to be desired, especially after viewing Looking Glass Falls right before. Nice for exploring and splashing around during warmer weather, I guess. Perfect for beginners and families with small children, though.

hiking
8 days ago

Friendly to all activity levels, nice trail, muddy, and slippery, but it had just rained.

hiking
10 days ago

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hiking
21 days ago

Easy trail. Fun waterfall to get great pics behind

1 month ago

This was an awesome hike to take with our two-year-old. After we got past the steep part at the beginning (with a sharp drop-off!) he was able to hike the whole way on his own with lots to stop & see. We really enjoyed the waterfall at the end - especially that we could take a walk behind it (might depend on time of year?). Exceeded our expectations!

1 month ago

Short and sweet.

1 month ago

Great with small kids

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Easy hike did it barefoot, can chill under the waterfall or climb up to the top for more of a challenge. Small waterfall.

hiking
3 months ago

easy hike to some nice waterfalls. Great in the spring and fall

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Nice walk to a nice waterfall. All skill levels can complete this hike. Great hike for kids.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice even walk to the cove , very family friendly. There is a trail going to the top of the falls but would not recommend it, you have to scramble up.

hiking
5 months ago

Great for young kids. Took 3 under 6 and they were able to make it out and back. Parking right near the trail head. Well maintained, foot bridges make crossing small streams easier. Falls are not very big but you can get up close and personal by leaving the viewing area. Great way to cool off. Not much in the way of swimming. Great river to for kids to play in at trail head. 1 hr from Asheville.

Love this one! Great for out of town visitors and picnics!

6 months ago

Have done this hike many times. Is a very easy and relaxing hike to a beautiful waterfall at the end. Well worth the short 30-45 each way.

6 months ago

Waterfall had dried up a lot. maybe it was a drought?