Cascade Falls

Known by many simply as "The Cascades", these falls are on Blue Ridge Parkway land near E.B. Jeffress Park. The falls are pretty high, but you can't see them all from one point. Nevertheless, the individual sections you can see are quite nice - mainly steep slides and cascades with a few short free-fall sections.


  • Height: Approximately 100 ft. depending on what you count as part of the falls.
  • Stream: Fall Creek
  • Landowner: Blue Ridge Parkway
  • GPS: 36.248951, -81.453072


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Driving Directions

The parking area is at milepost 272 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is about 4.5 miles north of the Parkway's intersection with US Hwy. 421 east of Boone.

Trail Description

There is a signed, self-guiding loop nature trail starting at the parking area, which leads to a couple of side-views of the falls from fenced platforms. The trail is a little over a mile round-trip.