• 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

Fishing: Davidson River

The Davidson is continuously ranked in the Top 100 of trout streams in the United States by Trout Unlimited. Running through Pisgah National Forest, this river has diversity. Its headwaters produce wild fish on dries in the summer.

The “hatchery stretch” is unlike any other river. The first hatchery that supports the Cashiers area rivers is located here. By the hatchery, there is an astronomical fish per mile ratio, and the insect activity is rich and abundant. Here, one does not have to move like you would on a wild trout stream. The lower Davidson has slow-moving water with very deep holes, and there are big fish here. The river is fickle, and to get a true idea of what it can offer, several trips should be planned.

Getting there: Take Hwy. 64 East through Brevard. A few miles past downtown, there is a large intersection with signs for Pisgah National Forest. Take Hwy. 276 to the left (following signs to Pisgah). The river is immediately on the left. The first few miles are hatchery-supported. From Avery Creek, it becomes flyfishing, catch-and-release only. The hatchers is a ten minute drive from the intersection. The road forks appx. 5 miles from the Hwys. 64/276 intersection. Take the left fork. Appx. 2 miles to hatchery. Park and fish.

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