Hiking at The Pines Recreation Area
The Pines Recreation Area is a public access recreation area on the shore of Lake Glenville between Cullowhee and Cashiers, NC.
It's near the reservoir's dam and features a swim beach, picnic tables, a fishing pier, and toilets. There is also boat access. The area has plenty of parking, but the lots may fill up on summer weekends or when there is a water release, so arrive early to secure a spot.
There is no fee for use of the area and parking is also free.
Right now, just one trail starts at the Pines recreation area, but it's a good one: the High Falls trail leads 0.7 mi down the river below the dam to the waterfall of the same name. Click here for all the trail details.