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."

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
3.5 hours
Blue Ridge Parkway, 199 Hemphill Knob Rd., Asheville, NC 28803-8686, (828) 348-3400,
Local Contacts
National Geographic #779 Linville Gorge, Mount Mitchell, Pisgah National Forest; USGS Craggy Pinnacle, Montreat
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Jul 2018