Cascades Trail

At A Glance


0.5 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 0.5 (Moderate)
Other Map ID: BRP MP 271.9

This trail is located in the Blue Ridge Parkway Section 2 area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Blue Ridge Parkway Section 2 trails list page.


Travels through a mixed cove/northern hardwood forest to the Cascades, a high, sliding waterfall that drains the Blue Ridge. Interpretive signs. Gravel surface in places; steeper & rougher near the Cascades.

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Trail Segments

Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

Cascade Falls - Restrooms to Split

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 257 ft

Cascade Falls - Split L. to MST

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.29 mi

Cascade Falls - Split R.

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.31 mi

Cascade Falls - End of Loop to Upper Overlook

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 163 ft

Cascade Falls - Upper Overlook

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 41 ft

Cascade Falls - Lower Overlook

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 189 ft

Cascade Falls - MST to Loop End

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 165 ft

Total Calculated Length: 0.76 mi

This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.



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