Cascade Falls

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 the best vantage points tend to emphasize only certain sections. Nevertheless, the individual sections you can see are quite nice - mainly steep slides and cascades with a few short free-falls.


  • Height: Approximately 100 ft. depending on what you count as part of the falls.
  • Elevation: 3200 ft
  • Stream: Fall Creek
  • Landowner: Blue Ridge Parkway
  • GPS: 36.249387, -81.454542

Hike Information

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 1.1mi
  • Tread Condition: Some Obstacles


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, NC. The large parking area is signed.