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Great rest stop on Blue Ridge Parkway

Planning a trip on the blue ridge parkway? Include the cascade falls and schedule your stop at... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Curtis J
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Beautiful falls and easy hike

This is a great little hike right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Some rock steps to maneuver but nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
E.B. Jeffress Park, Boone, NC 28665
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Planning a trip on the blue ridge parkway? Include the cascade falls and schedule your stop at meal time. Take a picnic basket and take advantage of the picnic tables and large lawn for playing frisbee, then take a short hike to the falls before...More

Thank Curtis J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little hike right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Some rock steps to maneuver but nice views all along culminating in the rushing falls at the end. Check it out!

Thank pinelily
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Walked this short trail with our dog. Goes around in a loop, and follows a lovely stream which ends up as the Cascades Fall. Some steep steps to get down to platforms to see the falls, but worth it. Very dramatic and steep falls into...More

2  Thank Lili R
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We went to E.B. Jeffress Park — Cascade Trail yesterday in Purlear, NC... The trail is not very long... Nice trail with a beautiful waterfall... Ended up hiking it in the rain, but it still was a nice walk... Be careful on the rock stairs...More

1  Thank fisher05
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This is a short hike and easy. My 7 and 8 year old enjoyed it and so did my teenagers. The falls were much nicer than we expected for the short hike.

Thank scgirl2014
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We did this as a late afternoon hike since we didn't have a lot of time left before meeting friends for dinner. 30 minutes is a fair estimate for a leisurely pace. It is a hike, not a walk in the park. It has rustic...More

5  Thank Brian B
Reviewed 18 July 2018

The pull off for the trail had nice picnic tables but stepping over the parking lot barrier was a challenge for anyone with a cane, crutches, bad knees or hips. We never made it to the falls as the stairwell near the en had no...More

1  Thank lmdNewHampshire
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The view was amazing. The trail for the most part was in good shape. There are only a few places that need maintenance along the trail.

Thank April C
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

A very easy hike although if you have Physical challenges, be aware there are steep steps at the end. The views were stellar and interesting plaques telling about native trees and such were placed along the trail.

1  Thank Patti G
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The Cascades Trail is probably a 'hidden gem' on the Blue Ridge Parkway! Do yourself a favor and stop for a bit of a walk (about 30 minutes round trip)....very easy walk and a delightful view of the Falls at the end of the trail....More

5  Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
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Kathy S
16 August 2017|
Response from celainej1 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure which map you're looking at but if you're using GPS type in Cascade Falls NC 28664 it's actually located right on the BRP in Jeffress Park. Should be mile marker 272 and one half. Hope this helps you, it's a... More
3 November 2016|
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Response from LoganBerryKai | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others... sometimes they close the parkway down due dangers road situations... Black Ice is very common up there during February - not the best time to go hiking
Lynda R
17 October 2015|
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Response from Jennifer K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, every time I have been there I have seen dogs on the trails.