Outdoor Recreation in Highlands and Cashiers

Scroll below to search for Highlands NC and Cashiers NC waterfalls, lakes, hikes, overlooks and outdoor adventure and recreation.

National Trails Day, Panthertown Valley

The natural treasures of Panthertown lie at the heart of a day-long celebration on June 2, National Trails Day.

(Not So) Bad Creek Trail

Pay a bit of attention as you hike the Bad Creek Trail and the rewards are vast.

A Bouquet Of Warblers

The Warbler’s cheerful song reveals his shadowy presence in our local woodlands.

Satulah Summit

A healthy network of trails around Highlands relies upon a committed community.

Recreation

Whether you want to tackle a mountain or sit by a stream, you’ll find just what you’re looking for here. This is a premier golf destination, but there’s so much more available. There are streams to fish, public pools and tennis courts to enjoy and playgrounds, too. Winter sports include ice skating, skiing, tubing and hiking.

Outdoor Activities Results

Cliffside Vista Trail
Highlands, NC
Cliffside Lake Recreation Area boasts numerous hiking opportunities, including an interpretive loop trail describing shrubs and trees along the Cliffside Vista Trail.  more
Cullasaja Falls
Highlands, NC
Three miles past Bust Your Butt Falls on Highway 64 is the breathtaking Cullasaja Falls.  more
Devil’s Courthouse
Highlands, NC
The winding trail to the Devil’s Courthouse is a celebration of beauty and an occasion for adventure.  more
Dry Falls
Highlands, NC | Dry Falls @ Wikipedia
A mile past Bridal Veil is the strangely named Dry Falls. Don’t let the name fool you – there’s nothing even remotely arid about this roaring 75-foot deluge.  more
Ellicott’s Rock Wilderness
Highlands, NC
Ellicott’s Rock Wilderness is a 8,274-acre tract of unspoiled mountain land that surrounds the point at which Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina come together.   more
Fairfield Lake
Sapphire Valley, NC
Scenic Fairfield Lake offers swimming, canoe, kayak and electric motor boat rentals, fishing for bass and bream, and first-class views of Bald Rock in every season.  more
Glen Falls
Highlands, NC
Glen Falls is located off a dirt road three miles south of Highlands off NC 106 south.   more
Glen Falls Trail
Highlands, NC
Glen Falls Trail is 2.8 miles round-trip, with a 15-minute hike to the first falls.  more
Gorges State Park
Sapphire, NC | Website
Gorges State Park is set in the midst of plunging waterfalls, rugged river gorges, sheer rock walls and a high concentration of rare species.  more
Highlands Aerial Park
Scaly Mountain, GA | Website
Highlands Aerial Park offers an unparalleled hawk’s-eye view of the Southern Appalachians.  more

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