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Hike Name: Sapphire Valley River Walk
Country: United States
Nearby Town: Sapphire
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: From Atlanta

I-85 to SC Exit 1 (Hwy 11) to SC 28 W, to Walhalla. Continue on SC 28 W. through Walhalla to 107 N. to Cashiers, NC. Turn right on US 64 E in Cashiers, go 3 miles to Sapphire Valley . Travel time 2 1/2 - 3 hours.

From Asheville

I-26 to NC 280 towards Brevard. In Brevard, take Hwy. 64 W. to Sapphire Valley . Travel time 1 1/4 hours.

From Greenville/Spartanburg

I-26 to Hendersonville, NC. Take Hwy. 64 W. to Sapphire Valley . Travel time 2 1/4 hours. Or take US 123 to Seneca. Take right on SC 28 to Hwy. 107 N to Cashiers. In Cashiers, turn right on Hwy. 64 E. Go three miles to Sapphire Valley . Travel time 2 hours.

From Knoxville

I-40 to Exit 27, 74/23 to Sylva, NC. In Sylva take the hospital exit. At the second traffic light turn left onto Hwy. 107 S. Stay on 107S to Cashiers, NC. In Cashiers take a left on Hwy. 64E. and go three miles to Sapphire Valley . Travel time 2 1/2 - 3 hours.

From Charlotte

I-85 South to Spartanburg, SC. In Spartanburg, take I-26 W. to Hendersonville, then Hwy. 64 W. to Sapphire Valley . Travel time 3 - 3 1/2 hours.

From Chattanooga

I - 75 to Hwy. 64 E. to Sapphire Valley on left. Travel time 3 1/2 - 4 hours.
Total Hike Distance: 1.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Starts: Sapphire Valley Playground
Hike Ends: Sapphire Valley Playground
Trails Used: River Walk
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams
Management: Private Property
Contact Information: Sapphire Valley Resort
Highway 64
Sapphire Valley, NC 28774 US
Phone: 828-743-7663
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Hike Summary: This short hike at Sapphire Valley Resort starts at the kid's playground and follows the River Walk trail through the woods and along a small creek that runs through the resort.

You will pass some condo buildings on the hike and hug the creek for the entire route. About 1/2 way through the loop hike, you'll cross a wooden bridge and return to the playground and picnic area where you started. Access to the trail is right across from the Sapphire Valley ski hill - and you can park in the lot that serves it.

This hike is easy and suitable for young children. It is well marked and is a pleasant way to spend 30 minutes if you are in the area.
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads

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