After stopping at Looking Glass Falls, we continued on US-276 a short distance and found our next stop, Moore Cove. There is a small parking area by a stone bridge on US-276 that allows for a few cars to stop and enjoy this trek through the Pisgah National Forest. They also have an information board there indicating that you have indeed found Moore Cove. This is a nice hike, being 3/4 mile one way - a total of 1.5 miles round trip. The dogs were looking for some walking time and this was perfect. Early morning, still a bit on the chilly side - great hiking weather. This is dog-friendly, but please keep your dog on a leash and pick up after them.
Of all the photographs I think my favorite is of the stone bridge before we started our hike.
Depending on the direction you are travelling on US 276, the parking area is before this bridge (if coming from the Looking Glass Falls area) or just after this bridge. This sign is the main clue that you have found Moore Cove.
At the beginning of the trail, there are several large boulders, but eventually it will become little streams going through here and there. This is a relatively easy hike without many rough spots in the trail.
Small bridges have been built over some areas, all look relatively new and well maintained.
The rain has not been plentiful in this area and if Hurricane Nate hadn't dropped water the week before, I don't know if Moore Cove would have had much water flowing. The hike is very nice - easy for families, children and dogs to complete. We had our 11 year old dog and 1 1/2 year old dog and neither had any issues hiking along with us. The stairs were minimal (they do have a few at the beginning).
By the time we arrived at this waterfall, the sun was already hitting this area - not making it the best photographic opportunity. If we do this hike again in the future, I think we will opt for doing it in the late afternoon with the sun being blocked by the mountains by this time.
That's it for this particular hike - there are many beautiful waterfalls to see in Transylvania County and this is one of those should you be looking for a nice hike on a beautiful day!