A Stunning Natural Wonder

Cascading waterfalls, rugged river gorges, and towering cliffs

Gorges State Park is only 15 minutes from Sapphire Valley Resort and the Cashiers NC crossroads and is a must visit! Nestled in Transylvania County, where North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia converge, lies Gorges State Park, a stunning natural wonder.

This park is a haven of cascading waterfalls, rugged river gorges, and towering cliffs. It is renowned for its backcountry-style recreational activities, catering to backpackers and horseback riders alike.

Gorges State Park
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Known for its waterfalls, stunning views, and challenging hiking trails, Gorges State Park deserves its reputation as North Carolina's "crown jewel."

Take a tour of Gorges State Park and the wonderful welcome and information center!

Spanning over 8,000 acres in the Blue Ridge Escarpment, this park boasts a magnificent temperate rainforest teeming with unparalleled biodiversity. With 26 breathtaking waterfalls, the park also encompasses the northern boundary of Lake Jocassee and a section of the scenic 70-mile Foothills Trail.

Click this map to bring up directions from the Sapphire Valley Community Center directly to Gorges State Park. 

From Cashiers, just head east on Highway 64 and pick up the directions. 

Gorges State Park

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