Cascades Trail is a 1.3 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Deep Gap, 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: 1.3 km Elevation Gain: 37 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

rocky

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11 days ago

Falls are pretty, path is straight forward - no real breathtaking views, but a rewarding walk nonetheless.

24 days ago

This is my 4-year-old's favorite trail out of the dozens and dozens We have hiked in the high country. that said, super easy for all levels of hikers. The falls are beautiful and there's some amazing views to have a nice picnic

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1 month ago

Awesome trail to start off with !! Great views

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1 month ago

Great view of the falls! Short manageable hike. Stone stairs are a little steep as you get closer, but well worth the hike!

recorded Cascades Trail

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1 month ago

Very nice little hike, easy trail with beautiful scenery... waterfall is lovely

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1 month ago

this was my second time hiking there . had to take a friend to come see this beautiful waterfall. Easy short hike a bit steep by the built in stairs but otherwise very worth the short hike to see the treasure of the deep forest in Appalachian mountains.

muddy
2 months ago

nice short hike as ususal. But a bit crowded with families with kids.

it's short but pretty . you can link onto the mst trail which is nice.

hiking
2 months ago

Well maintained gentle trail along a babbling brook which leads to a suddenly appearing very dramatic waterfall.

3 months ago

My kids love this hike.

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3 months ago

This trail has many breath taking scenery. Not very crowded at this time so we were able to enjoy without much crowds. Do suggest you wear hiking boots or anti -slip shoes. Do wish it was longer.

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3 months ago

Easy hike and beautiful waterfall

I had it all to myself because it is raining and foggy. when I got down to the falls, it stopped raining! Beautiful!!!

4 months ago

Nice quick hike to do with kids and dogs. Heavily trafficked area.

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4 months ago

The loop was closed but the waterfall is pretty!

rocky
5 months ago

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5 months ago

Nice falls

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

Great hike to get you started in morning

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7 months ago

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8 months ago

Very busy trail narrow much of way able to seed the falls but only from the side it was in between stops for us which was good but glad we didn’t make it our destination

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8 months ago

Quick and easy trail to follow.

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8 months ago

My 8 year old son and I took this trail today. It was nice and cool under the trees and the cascades were lovely. There were a lot of people though.

recorded Cascades Trail

hiking
8 months ago

Short easy hike to a quaint waterfall, cascading down the rocks. There’s a few steps but overall the trail is well established and maintained. Plenty of parking and a bathroom.

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9 months ago

great easy short trail.loved it . only hard snd steep part is when you have to climb up or down the rock stairs. for long legs its great but short like mine it was a bit harder but i made it up n down carefully. just watch your steps when going down n hold on to the rail built in made of wood. i used my hiking stick and i was fine

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muddy
9 months ago

A great little quick walk - not really a hike but there was a bridge out when we went, but just over a small stream. The waterfall is STUNNING but the stairs down to it are quite steep and slippery so even though this is very short I would not recommend it for small children or people with mobility/stability problems. Easy to access and the views from the parking lot over the mountains is good enough reason to stop and do this one.

hiking
9 months ago

good trial with great views

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10 months ago

Enjoyable 30min climb down to two scenic overlooks next to the falls. Great workout climb up stairs and gravel covered trail.

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