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greenBlue Moore Cove Trail #318

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Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 167' 51 m
Descent: -19' -6 m
High: 2,585' 788 m
Low: 2,436' 743 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Matthew Fedel

A short, family-friendly route that ends at Moore Cove Falls.

Matthew Fedel

Features Waterfall · Wildflowers

Family Friendly A perfect family friendly trail. Less than a mile, with a waterfall to play under/around at the end.

Description

This is an easy, family friendly, and consequently, very popular trail leading to Moore Cove Falls. It's best to avoid this trail in the the high-traffic summer months. Roadside parking is along the eastern side of the road, just before the Hwy 276 bridge crosses over Looking Glass Creek. There is a trail information sign right where you park.

You'll start the trail by crossing a footbridge, and it is marked by a yellow blaze. The trail will climb at a moderate grade for the first 150ft from the parking area, but then level off. The trail is well maintained and has solidly built footbridges.

The trail ends at Moore Cove Falls, which casts water over a cave-like rock outcropping. You can explore all the way around the base of the waterfall (or through it, if it's oppressively hot!). The trail does not go beyond the falls. Do not try to make your way to the top of the fall, as it is dangerous and will potentially cause unnecessary environmental damage.

Flora & Fauna

Cove Hardwoods, Orchids, Pink Lady’s Slipper, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, and Dwarf Iris.

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Apr 7, 2019
Sharon Gardner
With Bruce
Mar 24, 2019
Chad Dean
Fun hike with the kids
Oct 22, 2018
J H
1.5mi
Sep 6, 2018
Lianne Price
Quiet and beautiful! Wished I had taken a blanket to sit there all day. 0.6mi
Aug 18, 2018
Rayne Britt
1.2mi
Aug 4, 2018
Issabela Shiloe
May 26, 2018
Erin Chakalos
May 24, 2018
Holly Huston
Fun waterfall at the end

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  4.0 from 10 votes

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in Avery Creek

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in North Carolina

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