Cascades Trail

EASY 91 reviews
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Cascades Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near West Jefferson, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
131 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

We connected two short trails (Tompkins Knob and Cascades) to make a nice little hour long hike. The Cascades were gorgeous all frozen over in early January. Liked adding Tompkins on just to add a little to the hike. Very easy hike for all ages and ability levels.

hiking
2 months ago

Great waterfall at Cascade Trail. Great scenic overhangs too.

hiking
3 months ago

Short nice hike with beautiful waterfall.

hiking
4 months ago

Our kids loved it. Quick and easy hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Short pretty hike. Well worth the walk

4 months ago

This is more of a walk than a hike but beautiful nonetheless. Great one for kids.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail, easy hike. My daughters had a wonderful time.

5 months ago

Fun loop with a well established trail. Falls are nice but you can only go halfway down them. Swimming is not an option. Worth the effort!

5 months ago

Great short loop. Slippery after rain be careful!

hiking
5 months ago

One of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen. Pretty easy hike as well.

5 months ago

Easy trail for any age and most ability groups. Not advised for anyone with balance concerns, knee, hip or ankle injuries.

90% shaded, water features, semi solid trail/ packed small grain gravel.

6 months ago

Easy walking loop with informative signs about the trees and shrubs. Love the sound of the babbling brook and waterfalls. Stone steps down to waterfall hardest part (little tricky on the knees), but well worth the sight and sounds! Would love to come back when the flowers are in bloom, May-June.

6 months ago

Short hike but definitely worth it with views of the falls.

7 months ago

a nice short hike for the family but have lots of steep steps to see the falls.

7 months ago

Great hike for the entire family.

hiking
7 months ago

Lovely trail, but I would not call it "easy". The steps up and down to the base of the waterfall are very steep, uneven, slippery, windy and sometimes have no handrail. The majority of the trail is flat but this optional section is a bit tough! It is worth the trek as the waterfall is beautiful

hiking
7 months ago

Short, easy, pretty hike. Stairs down to waterfall a little slick, but worth the effort.

8 months ago

Easy hike with great payoff. A doe crossed right in front of us on the trail, it was a beautiful thing!

hiking
8 months ago

Gorgeous waterfall but very crowded trail. But they have a lot of plant identification signs which were interesting to read

hiking
9 months ago

10/10 creek gbs

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