Cashiers NC and the Lake Glenville area have so many great hikes for anyone willing to lace up their shoes. There are great hikes to mountaintops with awesome views but also fairly level easy walks in the woods that provide streams and waterfalls along the way. Even just walking out the door of one of our Luxury Lakefront Cabins along Lake Glenville NC can provide a several mile walk in nature on a lovely wooded dirt road. Any hike outside in with nature is a gift to the body and soul and an opportunity to be, if only for a bit, on a road less traveled.

Silver Run Falls is a short hike into the woods that delivers a breath taking waterfall just minutes into the hike. Below are directions to the waterfall. Parking is just a few minutes from the Cashiers NC crossroads.

For those ready for an all morning hike in the center of Cashiers NC, try Chimney Top. This hike is accessed from the back of the High Hampton Inn. Park at the Inn, walk to the back of the Inn and follow the trail signs. Take a minute to look up at the mountain when you are in back of the Inn. You will see Chimney Top in front of you and to your right.  It will take at about an hour of steady hiking to reach the top. The view is incredible and well worth the effort. Directions to this hike are below along with a photo from behind the Inn.

For a great hike in the Highlands area, Glen Falls is a nice hike in the woods with several sets of waterfalls along the way. Combine this hike morning hike with lunch and shopping in Highlands, NC.

Don’t forget to check out the page our site that has a list of hikes in Cashiers NC and Highlands  NC .


From Cashiers, follow NC 107 south for four miles to a gravel parking area on the left.

From Walhalla, take SC 28 to SC 107. Then, proceed up SC 107 about 16 miles to the parking area on the right.


106 South, 2 miles from Highlands, Glen Falls scenic area sign to left.
Turn and follow SR 1618 to parking area.
Follow the gravel path to the falls.