Our Favorite Hiking Trails in the Cashiers
Foothill Trails - 2.5 mi. - moderate/strenuous
From Cashiers North Carolina, drive south on NC and SC 107 9.3 miles to SC 413 and a sign for Whitewater Falls. Turn left and continue 2.3 mi. to the intersection with SC 130. Make another left and drive north on SC 130, which becomes NC 281 at the state line. Just beyond the state line is a sign for Whitewater Falls. Visitors coming from Toxaway and other points east should start at US 64 and 281 and head south 8.6 miles to the Whitewater Falls parking area.
Little Green Loop - 5.5 mi. - moderate/strenuous
From Cashiers drive east 2 miles on US 64 to Cedar Creek Road on the left. Go up Cedar Creek Rd 2 mi. to its intersection with Breedlove Road.
Moss Gap Area - 3 miles - moderate/strenuous
From US 64 and Ellijay Rd (SR 1001) south of Franklin in Macon County drive northeast on Ellijay Road 9.6 mi. to SR 1522. Or from NC 107 and Tilley Creek Rd (SR 1001) south of Sylva, set out to the southwest 6.6 miles on SR 1001 through Speedwell to the Jackson-Macon County line. SR 1522 is on the Macon County side. Moss Gap and FS 323 is 1.2 mi. and 200 feet above SR 1001. The bike route may be started at SR 1001 or at the Gap.
Schoolhouse Falls - 2.5 miles - moderate/strenuous
From Cashiers drive east 2 mi. on US 64 to Cedar Creek Road on the left. Head up Cedar Creek Rd 2 miles to its intersection with Breedlove Road. Continue on Breedlove approximately 4 mi. to its end and the parking area for Panthertown.
Silver Run Falls Trail - 0.3 miles - easy
Silver Run Falls is located 4 mi. south of Cashiers on North Carolina 107.
Standing Indian Basin Trails - 32 miles - strenuous
From Franklin, take U.S. 64 W for 9 mi. Turn left on old 64 for 2 miles. Turn right on FR 67 (gravel) toward Standing Indian Campground. There are several trailheads.
Whiteside Mountain Trail - 2 mi. - strenuous
From Highlands, take U.S. 64 E for about 5 miles. Turn right on NC 1680 (Whiteside Mountain Rd) and follow the signs to the trailhead.
Yellow Mountain Trail - 4.8 mi. - strenuous
Drive east on US 64 from Highlands 2.7 miles and turn left onto Buck Creek Road. Continue 2.3 mi. up to Cole Gap. There is a sign and steps at the trail head on the right side of Buck Creek Rd