The Cliffs


Hit the Trail

These photographs just begin to capture the natural splendor inside and outside our gates, Indeed, from virtually every home a leafy trail that crisscrosses a rushing stream is likely to be just steps away. No wonder then that each of our seven communities has a robust hiking club, for the outdoors is simply part of our nature.

View of Table Rock

A WHOLE NEW Change in Perspective

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

Monthly Event Schedule


Weekly Event Schedule



There’s Adventure Afoot

Every month The Cliffs Exploration Series offers members a variety of hikes, both within our borders and outside the gates. Every compass point offers some of America’s most spectacular state and national parks, forests, and protected wilderness areas, including 75 waterfall hikes that await within 30 miles of The Cliffs’ seven communities.


  • Portrait of Anna Claire Richardson, Outdoor Exploration Expert

    Anna Claire RICHARDSON


    Watching the changing leaves burst into an abundance of color in fall, then bloom with new life again in spring before summer’s sea of green, is something Anna Claire feels everyone should experience up close.

    “My passion is introducing our members to the splendors of the natural world and giving them the chance to explore some of what surrounds them.”

Members hiking the trails at The Cliffs



Our Carolina mountains are immersed in natural splendor and members of The Cliffs eagerly explore the thousands of protected acres both inside and outside of our communities. And as much as we enjoy disconnecting with the modern world and becoming one with nature, there are just some moments you have to share on Instagram.

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