• Excursions

    Cashiers ExcursionsSometimes you want to take a trip and see something nearby. Here are some ideas.

  • Fishing

    Cashiers FishingYou'll find there are plenty of spots to go fishing in and around Cashiers.

  • Hiking

    Cashiers HikingLike to hike? Or just a walk in the woods? Then you're in luck!

  • Mountain Biking

    Cashiers Mountain BikingSome of the best mountain biking in the country is within an hour's drive of Cashiers.

  • Swimming

    Cashiers SwimmingThere are many natural swimming holes for cooling off in the summer!

  • Waterfalls

    Cashiers WaterfallsThe waterfalls around Cashiers range from breathtaking to peaceful to exciting to mammoth.

Rainbow Falls is one of the most dramatic falls in the Cashiers area. Silver Run Falls While it certainly isn't easy to reach, Bull Pen slices right underneath a road bridge. Middle Glen Falls during a rain. Lower Glen Falls
Rainbow Falls is one of the most dramatic falls in the Cashiers area. The 200' fall is located on the Horsepasture River near Sapphire. Get more information about Rainbow Falls »
Silver Run Falls is located just a short hike off of Hwy. 107 south of Cashiers. The 35' waterfall keeps a rather large plunge pool full of water for swimming. Get directions to Silver Run Falls »
While it certainly isn't easy to reach, Bull Pen slices right underneath a road bridge. It's a bit of a drive, but you won't have to go far once you park. More information on Bull Pen and directions »
Upper Glen Falls during a rain. Hiking down from Highlands, the second tier of Glen Falls cascades quite a way. Read more about Glen Falls »
Middle Glen Falls looks like a dream in this time-lapse shot. Find out how to visit Glen Falls »

From the guide

Waterfalls: Bull Pen

Bull Pen

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Bull Pen is as much rapid as waterfall. While not the most dramatic falls in the area, this is a great place to hang out for a while and explore the Chattooga River Trail. Also, the potholes in the rock are amazing and worth the visit.

From Cashiers, drive south on Hwy. 107 for about 7 miles until Bull Pen Road (one of the few turns off of Hwy. 107), and turn right. (If you see a stone processing facility on the left, you’ve just passed the turn.) Follow Bull Pen Road, which quickly turns to gravel for another 5 to 6 miles until you reach a bridge. Cross and park on the right. Bull Pen is right below and upriver from the bridge. There is a trail that leads ahead from the parking area upriver and a trail down to the rocks by Bull Pen across the bridge and to the right, though this trail is a fairly steep and technical way to reach the river.

All of the upper Chattooga is worth seeing, and Bull Pen is a good starting point. Another good hike here would start at the trailhead on Whiteside Cove Road, follow the Chattooga River Trail (Hiking) downstream and end here, at the Bull Pen bridge (this would require a buddy with a car, of course and a bit of planning).

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