Moore Cove Falls Trail

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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, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
173 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

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
5 days ago

This is a very nice, compacted trail. Families should easily be able to take the kids. Check out the 2 huge boulders on the way up...the trail runs between them.

5 days ago

A very nice short hike. Once I was there I met another hiker who told me about the other Falls to the left of Moore Cove. Just a short walk across two creeks and up a hill. It was pretty nice as well and worth it!

1 month ago

Short and sweet trail to beautiful waterfall. Follows a creek and is well cared for. Parking area at trail head. Would be great for kids, dogs allowed too!

2 months ago

Easy with good views. The waterfall is really cool in the snow.

2 months ago

Not much water, but you can walk behind the falls. Very easy walk.

3 months ago

Great after-rain hike. View from one waterfall to another. Short and sweet. About 15-20 minutes in.

trail running
3 months ago

My boyfriend and I ran this trail with ease. It has a beautiful view of the falls. If you want to go higher and go above the falls, it’s pretty difficult, but doable. You’ll find some hidden gems up there

4 months ago

Beautiful hike - waterfall fun to go on inside. Pretty busy on a Sunday afternoon.

6 months ago

Very pretty. Super easy. Wish I hadn't of left my phone in the car. My 4 year old loved it.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
6 months ago

short good trail. Some up hill and down. kids and dog did fine. Waterfall at the end is peaceful.

7 months ago

Beautiful trail. Some climbs, but nothing my 70 year old father and law couldn't handle.

Make sure you get there early!

8 months ago

Great little family hike!

hiking
10 months ago

Quick out and back. Easy inclines and easy enough to get behind the falls. Not super big payoff, but it's proportionate to the time investment.

hiking
10 months ago

Very nice easy trail. Perfect spot to enjoy a picnic.

10 months ago

Absolutely the best bang for your buck with a 4 year old. We looked for gold along the way in the creek and the easy hike ended with a waterfall you could shower in. Easy for the kid. Easy for the parents. Beautiful waterfall that you can picnic under.

hiking
10 months ago

Perfect for kids. Walking behind the waterfall was nothing short if magical.

hiking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

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
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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

hiking
Thursday, February 02, 2017

Easy trail. Fun waterfall to get great pics behind

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