Accessibility – Hard+
Height: Approx 25′
Distance – 1.3 miles (out and back)
Beauty – 8
Photo rating – 9
Solitude – 10
GPS Info: LAT 35.31234 LONG -82.77877
First visit: 11-17-2019
So you’ve come this far, you haven’t gotten dirty or broken anything and you’re looking for a chance to get dirty? Welcome to Upper Little Moore Cove Falls. Between my first visit to Little Moore Cove Falls and getting to Upper Little Moore Cove Falls I managed to squeeze in 575 other waterfalls. The upper waterfall is incredibly unique and photogenic as hell. It is also difficult to access.
I can’t tell you much about the hike since there is no trail so to speak. There is a route. From the trail you can see the falls up above and on the hillside leading up to it you can see a dozen fallen trees. You need to go up there. Here’s what I did, I followed the trail to Little Moore Cove Falls past the path down to the falls. When it looked like it wasn’t quite as overgrown and steep I went down the hillside, crossed the tributary and went up the other side.
Sounds easy but it is anything but. There are a lot of places where you can get hurt. I don’t have away to better describe the hike. You can see where the falls is located. You’re going to have to figure out the best way. As I have said in the past, there is no way to accurately describe this kind of off-trail adventure. If you are not sure you can do this one then you probably can’t. It is not even 200 feet from Little Moore Cove Falls and it will take about an hour round trip. Since I am doing my best to discourage you from hiking up here, I’m including four pictures from different vantages.
I know there to be more too see above this one so stay tuned for additional updates on my upstream explorations of Little Moore Cove and Moore Cove.
If you go, know that this one is amazing and it is worth the cuts, scrapes and ruined clothes! Back to Little Moore Cove Falls.