EB Jeffress Park

Purlear, North Carolina

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One of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s best self-guiding interpretive trails and a number of historic structures make E. B. Jeffress Park a truly worthwhile stop for hikers. One of the Parkway’s smallest roadside recreation areas (600 acres) memorializes E. B. Jeffress, the 1933 chairman of the North Carolina State Highway and Public Works Commission who helped route the Parkway through North Carolina rather than Tennessee. Descriptions of the following trails are included: Cascades Trail and Tompkins Knob Trail.
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Hiking North Carolina

by Randy Johnson (Falcon Guides)

One of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s best self-guiding interpretive trails and a number of historic structures make E. B. Jeffress Park a truly worthwhile stop for hikers.

One of the Parkway’s smallest roadside recreation areas (600 acres) memorializes E. B. Jeffress, the 1933 chairman of the North Carolina State Highway and Public Works Commission who helped route the Parkway through North Carolina rather than Tennessee. Descriptions of the following trails are included: Cascades Trail and Tompkins Knob Trail.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Purlear
Distance: 0.6-1 mile
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Features: Waterfalls
Local Contacts: The Blue Ridge Parkway, 199 Hemphill Knob Rd., Asheville 28803-8686; (828) 271-4779; (828) 298-0398 (recorded information and mailing requests); nps.gov/blri.ncmst.org.
Local Maps: USGS Maple Springs
Driving Directions: Directions to E.B. Jeffress Park

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