Laurel Park, NC 28739
Jump Off Rock is one of the most famous and visited sites in Laurel Park. Jump Off Rock is 4.8 miles and 15 minutes driving time from Hendersonville.
It has many hiking trails and beautiful mountain views. Jump Off Rock offers a scenic panoramic view of the French Broad River Valley, the Blue Ridge and Pisgah mountain ranges with great sunsets.
The tale of Jump Off Rock is that a young Cherokee maiden and her Cherokee chieftain met at Jump Off Rock many times. When tribal wars called him away he promised to meet his maiden at the rock when he returned. Each evening the maiden went to the rock to look for her lover. But when the warriors returned they brought the news that the young chief had died in battle. Upon hearing this news, in the twilight, the maiden climbed to the edge of the cliff and jumped. Indian lore says on some moonlit nights, the ghost of the heartbroken maiden can be seen on Jump Off Rock. For more information visit Jump Off Rock.