Land of Waterfalls RV Park - Area Attractions
Land of Waterfalls RV Park - Area Attractions & Adventures
The Land of Waterfalls region is home to over 200 waterfalls that make this a top destination for adventure seekers looking to explore the numerous waterfalls, hiking trails, mountain biking trails, fly fishing destinations and other attractions. Explore our guide to some of our favorite adventure destinations in the area using the links below.
Explore DuPont State Forest
The Land of Waterfalls RV Park is located just 9 miles away and is about a 12 minute car road to the DuPont State Forest Visitor Center. DuPont offers nearly everything an outdoor enthusiast could want with great hiking trails to waterfalls, plentiful gravel roads for cycling, trail running and casual hikes, numerous mountain bike trails with difficulty levels ranging from beginner to intermediate and limited fly fishing opportunities in the hatchery supported Little River that flows through the park.
One favorite excursion is the trifecta of Triple Falls, High Falls, and Hooker Falls – which can all be easily accessed in one outing on trails from the Hooker Falls parking lot. Starting out towards Triple Falls, it’s barely a mile before you’ll be graced with the views of the three tiered falls. Continuing on along the old road bed/trail it’s about another 3/4 mile till you reach the bottom of the 150’ cascade of High Falls. Once you soak up a little spray, make the return trip – back the way you came. If you want to catch some rays, take a little dip in the river, or picnic on the rocks, then once you pass Triple Falls again and make it to the bottom of the hill, look for the trail that cuts back to the right following the river along the rocks. To access the third waterfall, head on back towards the parking lot, and when you cross the bridge that leads to the lot, take a left and wander the less than 1/2 mile to Hooker Falls. To access this trail, park at the Hooker Falls Parking Area (Google Map).
Pisgah National Forest
From the Land of Waterfalls RV Park it's just a short drive on U.S. 64 before visitors enter Pisgah National Forest. The winding, scenic road of U.S. 276 provides numerous opportunities for adventure and relaxation. Some of our top choices are outlined below in order of how they will be reached when driving from Pisgah Forest toward the Blue Ridge Parkway.
- Sycamore Flats Recreation Area features great river access on the scenic Davidson River, which is known as one of the top fly fishing rivers in the region. There are riverside trails, as well as a large field with great options for picnics, grilling and relaxation.
- Black Mountain Parking Area features the best access to some of the area's best mountain bike trails, including Sycamore Cove and Black Mountain trails. Riders can choose to make a quick lap on Sycamore and Lower Black or plan a longer trip by linking other trails to complete the Full Black Mountain Trail, one of the most difficult and highly rated trails in the region.
- Pisgah Ranger District Visitor Center is located on the right just past the Black Mountain Parking Area and offers information on the Pisgah Ranger District.
Davidson River Campground Access is on the left and there is a small parking area that offers access to the Estatoe Trail that runs along the Davidson River from the Campground back toward the Pisgah Forest Intersection before connecting to the Brevard Greenway. This flat trail is a great spot for running and family hiking / cycling.
- Continuing on for around five miles, visitors to Pisgah National Forest will find countless other adventures further along U.S. 276. At a split in the road, drivers can go left on Headwaters Road to access the Fish Hatchery, which offers a visitor center with exhibits, hiking trails to nearby John's Rock and public bathrooms.
- Veering right at the intersection to stay on U.S. 276 will take visitors to Looking Glass Falls. This roadside attraction is a beautiful waterfall with a quick hike down a set of stairs to the base that makes for a great photo opportunity.
- About 3/4 miles beyond Looking Glass Falls is a parking area on the right for Moore Cove Falls. From the parking area a roughly 1-mile hike leads past large boulders into a hardwood forest to the picturesque waterfall.
- Driving on from Moore Cove Falls visitors will find the Sliding Rock parking area on the left. This large parking lot has a $2 admission fee and provides access to the popular Sliding Rock Falls. The Sliding Rock attraction features a 50-foot natural waterslide into a pool of cold mountain water and makes a great adventure for the summer months. Due to popularity, the parking area is often crowded and closed due to full capacity.
- Further along U.S. 276 is the Cradle of Forestry. This visitor center features numerous exhibits, including historical overviews of the history of the region and the inception of the U.S. Forest Service, as well as a logging train exhibit, butterfly garden, hiking trails and historical cabins. There is an admission fee of $5 per vehicle.
Pink Beds is the last great hiking option before the road heads up the steep and windy curves toward the Blue Ridge Parkway. Park on the right shortly after the Cradle of Forestry and explore the large grassy field and picnic area before venturing down the trail to explore the Pink Beds. We recommend taking the trail to the right that has several creek crossings and a large wooden board walk with great views of the surrounding forest.
- The Blue Ridge Parkway is the final stop on U.S. 276 before the road drops steeply toward the town of Waynesville. Exit to the right to explore the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and the numerous options to be found along the road. We recommend heading North toward Asheville to the Cradle of Forestry Overlook to pause and look back over the vast expanse of National Forest that you've just traveled through.