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
167 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
2 days ago

Good short hike. Did this with a 3 and 6 year old with no issues. There is parallel parking on both sides of the road right at the trailhead. Ends at a waterfall that has an observation deck. Also some side paths that you can use to get underneath the waterfall. Trail was not too muddy, but I’m also not sure the last time it rained.

17 days ago

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

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.

hiking
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.

1 month ago

it was beautiful. Better than I expected! The hike wasn't hard. And my son loved it

hiking
2 months ago

Good little hike. We had three kids 3,10 and 12 all did great. Loved the falls at end and sitting on the big rocks. Overall good hike.

2 months ago

I took my kiddos hiking on this trail. My 11 & 14 year old loved it. It was a bit uphill on the way in but not bad at all. The waterfall was gorgeous. We climbed down to the falls & stood under it like a shower. We took lots of beautiful pictures. Loved this place.

3 months ago

easy

hiking
3 months ago

Took my seven and eight year old sons - the trail had lots of fun water stops and the water fall was approachable and beautiful.

3 months ago

Overall an easy well graded trail, very nice drop onto a lower rock. No pool but a great mist and shower.

hiking
3 months ago

A 1.4 mile round trip, easy trail to a beautiful and quaint waterfall.

3 months ago

Great easy trail, quick in and out, a good bit of hikers, fun rocks to climb and get great photos. M

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful waterfall after a nice meandering moderate trail.

3 months ago

I have hiked this easy trail a few times but I always found that a lot of people wasn't aware of Little Moore Cove Fall nearby.

4 months ago

easy hike well traveled trail it was no one there when we arrived but quickly became crowded so go early.

4 months ago

This hike is relatively short (about two miles round trip), and fairly crowded, but it is absolutely beautiful. There are a lot of steps, especially near the beginning, so it may be a bit challenging for someone who is new to hiking in the mountains. It was also pretty muddy in several places.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail. Lots of uphill and some mud but worth the view at the end

4 months ago

Great little trail! Short but very pretty with several footbridges & stream crossings. Big waterfall at the end. More steps than I expected but kids will be motivated by the scenery & adventure.

5 months ago

Great short hike with a pretty little waterfall kids or dogs can play in!

hiking
6 months ago

really good spot, easily accessible and falls were impressive. great short afternoon hike following a long morning hike. would recommend.

walking
6 months ago

Short hike. Well maintained. Over all very pretty.

hiking
6 months ago

Short/quick, easy hike that is great for children and dogs. This trail is popular and usually crowded but a beautiful spot overall.

hiking
8 months ago

Great, easy trail for the whole family! Our 4 year old hiker didn’t complain about the walk at all. Lots of families with dogs, pretty heavily trafficked but didn’t feel crowded at all. Falls are really pretty! We’ll definitely go back when it’s warm outside.

hiking
8 months ago

AMAZING!!! We had such a great time. Kids 6,11, and 12. The waterfall was incredibly beautiful.

hiking
9 months 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.

9 months 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!

10 months 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!

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

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

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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

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