From the junction of US 64, US 276, and NC 280 in Brevard, drive north on US 276 for 5.7 miles to the small parking area on the right just before the bridge over Looking Glass Creek. From the Blue Ridge Parkway, it is 8.3 miles to the trailhead.
Cross Looking Glass Creek on the footbridge and hike the recently upgraded and easily followed trail to the falls.
Moore Creek sometimes dries to a trickle, but the waterfall it creates is among my favorites. The creek drops over a huge, overhanging bluff that allows hikers to walk behind the falls for a unique view. After a long cold spell, the base resembles a small frozen volcano. In addition, the trail leading to the falls is among the finest spring wildflower hikes in the region, featuring numerous species.
According to Jim Bob Tinsley, the waterfall was named for Adam Q. Moore, a one-time justice of the peace in Mills River Township. Moore purchased 50 acres along Looking Glass Creek in 1877 and sold them in 1880. Eleven years later, George W. Vanderbilt of Biltmore House fame purchased the property for $155 to become part of his Pisgah Forest.