Cowee Valley Loop

Cowee, North Carolina 28734

Cowee Valley Loop

Cowee Valley Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Gem mines and lots of them. That's what you will see on this route. The Cowee Valley is renowned for its precious stones, and the mines are a main tourist attraction. The mine supplies the dirt and a sluice, and you supply the labor to see what you find. Kids (and rockhounds, of course) love it! You'll also pass by Perry's Water Gardens which has free tours, and the Cowee Creek Pottery- all in a beautiful mountain view with very little traffic.

Points of interest: Gem mines; Perry's Water Gardens (open Mon-Sat: 9-12 & 1-5, Sun: 1-5) free admission; Cowee Creek Pottery (just off route); Snow Hill Inn Bed & Breakfast."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
0.5 to 1 hour - Intermediate level
Riding Time
Year-round, best Spring - Fall
2,100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,300 feet
Top Elevation

Activity Feed

Aug 2018