• 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: Drift Falls

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Please note, with the upgrades to Gorges State Park, the trail to Rainbow Falls described below has been rerouted.  It is not longer accessible from Hwy. 281.  The guide will be updated soon.


Drift Falls is a huge slide waterfall on the Horsepasture River. While the fall itself is on private property, you can view Drift from below. But do not cross the property boundary, as they are serious about this.

From Cashiers, take Hwy. 64 East to Hwy. 281 South. Travel one mile and park in the Gorges State Park lot. Walk back out to the road, and follow the path to the left as it parallels the road and winds into the woods. After approximately one-half mile, the trail meets the river. For Drift Falls, follow the path to the right for another quarter-mile or so until you meet a wooden fence. Make your way to the water again and view the falls. Be sure to respect the property boundary.

While on the river, be sure to check out the other falls, Turtleback and Rainbow. Windy Falls is way downriver and worth the day-long trip.

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