Attractions Near Cashiers, North Carolina

Sliding Rock, Moore Cove, Looking Glass Falls and Courthouse Falls

(From Cashiers) From junction of US 64 and NC 107 in Cashiers, drive (E) on NC 64 for 32.7 mi. and turn L (N) onto US 276; cont. (N) on US 276 for 5.9 mi.. Park on R. View Looking Glass Falls from roadside, or descend a stone staircase to the 50 ft. falls. Cont. (N) on US 276 for 1 mi. and park on R just before the concrete bridge with wood foot bridge on the right. Cross the wood foot bridge next to the concrete bridge; it is an easy and beautiful 0.7 mi. to Moore Cove's twin falls. Cont. N on US 276 for another 1.1 mi. and turn L into the Sliding Rock parking lot (admission fee, lifeguards often on duty). Exit parking lot to the L (N) and cont. on US 276 for 7.5 mi. to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Enter Parkway, turn L (S) in the direction of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Exit at NC 215 and cont. (S) for 6.9 mi.. Turn left on Forest Service Rd. 140 (gravel) just after bridge. Go 3.1 mi. over mountain and park on R near bridge that crosses Courthouse Ck.. The trailhead for the Summey Cove Trail is on L next to bridge; hike 0.2 mi. and turn L on Courthouse Falls trail, which descends 0.1 mi. to the 60 ft. falls. Return to NC 215, turn L (S), cont. for 10.7 mi. and turn R (W) on US 64 to return to Cashiers.


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