Cascade Falls

E.B. Jeffress Park - Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 271.9, Purlear, NC 28665

This beautiful waterfall, also known simply as The Cascades, is located on Falls Creek about 15 miles east of Boone, NC at milepost 271.9 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's a fairly easy 1-mile round trip hike, although there are lots of steps, to two different overlooks. Signs warn to stick to the main trail and behind the stone walls at the overlooks. 

Directions: connect to the Blue Ridge Parkway via the ramp closest to The Cascades, from U.S. 421 in Deep Gap, at the Parkway overpass bridge. Note: this is also at the Eastern Continental Divide. At the top of the Parkway ramp, turn left onto the Parkway and drive north 4.4 miles to E. B. Jeffress Park and The Cascade Falls overlook and parking lot.

Check out our Cascade Falls Trail Guide for more detailed information about the trails.