The Cliffs


Wild Blue Yonder

For outdoor enthusiasts, there may be no better place to call home than these Carolina mountains. Here are hundreds of thousands of acres of protected lands where you’ll find breathtaking vistas of Blue Ridge Mountain majesty and endless opportunities to hike, paddle, pedal and explore.

Aerial view of Lake Jocassee

FUN FOR Miles & Miles

Carved into the lush landscapes of our seven mountain and lake communities are miles of trails darting across and along mountain streams, past magnificent waterfalls and to awe-inspiring summits.

Just outside the gates awaits a whole world of wonder — Table Rock, Devil’s Fork, Keowee Toxaway, and Paris Mountain State Parks. DuPont State Recreational Forest and the Pisgah National Forest are also nearby, offering tens of thousands of acres awaiting exploration. The Blue Ridge Parkway, part of the U.S. National Park Service, is just minutes from The Cliffs at Walnut Cove.

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It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood


  • Portrait of Anna Claire Richardson, Outdoor Exploration Expert

    Anna Claire RICHARDSON


    Anna Claire is our members’ guide to the great outdoors that surround The Cliffs. While you’ll most often find her leading a group hike — The Cliffs Exploration Series logged 56 hikes totalling 235 miles in 2017 — you’ll just as soon find her on shimmering Lake Keowee with a paddleboard under foot or leading a kayak tour or perhaps whisking winter thrill-seekers away for a day on the slopes.

Members hiking the trails at The Cliffs



Don’t forget to grab your camera when you head out for a hike. You’ll want to share those jaw-dropping vistas with your friends, especially when the leaves are changing.