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Hiked this trail on Wednesday. The weather wasn’t the best, visibility was very poor from the summit and I just loved it! The sound of my boots on the trail, the echo of birds calling, the rain beating against my pack, and a dog barking in the distance set the scene for my peaceful trek to the summit via the AT. It was very muddy and I stumbled a time or two and actually fell once due to the slippery trail. My trekking poles were a tremendous help on this day.

Very short hike, but steep going up the steps. Every person we saw on the way up said it was worth the climb and it absolutely was. I haven’t seen very many falls to have much to compare it to, but it did have that...WOW this is so awesome effect on us both. We even saw some people on their way back down, who had made it to the falls in flip flops, which I would not recommend, as it can be slick on the rocks after the steps part of the climb. I’d go again if in the area.

The road was closed so we hiked the 1.5 mile to the trailhead but honestly it was just lackluster. It was all gravel access roads.

Breath taking views from the top! Slippery when wet, gets real muddy in the rain. Wear appropriate shoes.

A beautiful wooded trail that was well maintained. We loved the creeks along the way and waterfall at the end.

13 days ago

excellent views, a bit windy

13 days ago

Easy hike up to the Falls with a breathtaking view. It is mostly steps which makes it possible for all levels. Bench area midway for rest.

Words can’t describe it!

14 days ago

Great hike on a sunny day. Beautiful river and bridges. Waterfall was set off the trail a bit and in my opinion not the highlight. Trailhead easy to find and an interesting drive.

the most beautiful falls in a short hike. steep- but the steps are very helpful. past the stairs can be muddy and lots of roots and rocks, but with a walking stick it can help you navigate and is very simple. a wonderful bridge is at the top to see the sight. the view never gets old.

Gorgeous trail and views

Nice trail. Enjoyed the walk. Let’s me know I sure am a flatlander. Used to hiking in Florida where it usually is not too steep.

17 days ago

What a fun and absolutely beautiful trail! We hiked about 3.5 miles of it with our 3&5 year olds and they did great. Back is much quicker than up. Lots of places to climb splash and explore!

Excellent easy hike. Love this place and so does the dog!

20 days ago

Nice short hike to a beautiful waterfall. The steps are well built with hand rails but I recommend a walking stick for added stability.

20 days ago

Great place to camp and the best view of the sunrise

21 days ago

This hike offered very steep uphill climbing with lots of steps. Easy access off the road. Perfect for a quick, short hike.

A must hike!!! Awesome vistas!

We loved this trail! Uphill but not strenuous, large rock outcrops along the trail with beautiful views of the stream along the way. Lots of places to stop and reflect, draw, paint or photograph or take in a snack.

My boyfriend and I did this hike on 10/20/2018. We are not particularity fit people and found this trail to be quite easy. There is a slight steady elevation increase as you make your way to the waterfall, but nothing that is overwhelming by any means. Be sure to wear proper shoes, high-tops if you have them, as the trail is covered in loose rocks. There are beautiful swimming pools along the way, but it was a bit too chilly for us to indulge. The actual waterfall is very pretty, not spectacular, but worth the hike. I'm giving this trail five stars because it is exactly as "advertised" in all descriptions I read online. A perfect easy hike if you're looking to enjoy nature for a few hours without partaking in strenuous activity.

Spectacular vista!!!

1 month ago


Trail was pretty muddy in spots possibly due to the rains from recent storms. There are lots of alternate routes to get around the mud without too much problem. I liked the challenge of finding the path of least resistance. Otherwise it’s nicely packed with roots and stones for steps and bridges when necessary. Plenty of shade and cross winds for a pleasant temperature. To get to the very top of the falls one must climb a short path which is very steep but worth it. This is a technical trail due to some of its hazards but they are only a small part of the overall hike which allows you to keep going.

on Moore Cove Falls Trail

1 month ago

The trail has easy access just off Hwy 276. Easy to moderate climb. The day we were there is was pretty busy. The falls are pretty cool, you can walk behind them which I thought was neat. We followed a side trail just of the base of the main falls and found another trail that took us another falls which we had all to ourselves.

Great trail! Follows the water the whole way. Small steady incline, fairly rocky.

We went on a Friday and the parking lot was full but most people stop at the lower falls. There was a lot of water on the trail so it was a little slippery at some points but the views were well worth it!

1 month ago

This quick jaunt is well worth the beautiful falls!! Climb 158 steps (we counted) up from the parking area and over to a little bridge where you can look up the falls. They were flowing well today. Thankful for the tribe's upkeep and sharing of this gem.

Short hike, great for kids, beautiful views. The only downside was the lack of sufficient parking. Would go again!

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