Cascade Falls and Douglas Falls

Asheville, North Carolina 28804

Cascade Falls and Douglas Falls

Cascade Falls and Douglas Falls Professional Review and Guide

"This hike takes the top-down approach as it visits two exciting yet disparate waterfalls, dropping 1,300 feet on the way. First, leave the Blue Ridge Parkway’s scenic Craggy Gardens area, then join the Mountains-to-Sea Trail before breaking off to the lesserused Douglas Falls Trail. Switchbacks aplenty lead you first to the long-spilling Cascade Falls, a slide cataract the path crosses in mid-descent.

Most people who visit Douglas Falls take the easy route from the Pisgah National Forest’s FR 74, accessible via the community of Dillingham. But not only do they miss overall better scenery they also miss Cascade Falls, a very long cataract that is hard to measure, since it is a slide that o flows over a narrow rock slab through woods. But it is safe to say that Cascade Falls ranges in excess of 100 feet."

Cascade Falls and Douglas Falls Reviews

Do you know something we don't know? Help others by leaving a review.

Cascade Falls and Douglas Falls Photos

Help others discover amazing sights!

Trail Information

Asheville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6.6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
3.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Blue Ridge Parkway, 199 Hemphill Knob Rd., Asheville, NC 28803-8686, (828) 348-3400, www.nps.gov/blri
Local Contacts
National Geographic #779 Linville Gorge, Mount Mitchell, Pisgah National Forest; USGS Craggy Pinnacle, Montreat
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018