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Cascades Trail

EASY 221 reviews
#10 of 53 trails in

Cascades Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly 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: 0.8 miles Elevation Gain: 121 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
bridge out
1 month ago

hiking
bridge out
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike to get you started in morning

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 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

hiking
2 months ago

Quick and easy trail to follow.

hiking
3 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.

hiking
3 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.

hiking
3 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

hiking
bridge out
muddy
3 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
4 months ago

good trial with great views

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
5 months ago

This is a great quick trail for a short good walk, not to great for young kids as some places they can easily fall. Very good workout & scene!

hiking
6 months ago

part of loop closed for renovations. AWESOME falls, you get to see from the top falling down.

6 months ago

nice hike down and back. great scenery

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

Great trail for family and friends of all sizes. Actual stairs at bottom to waterfall are steep and would be difficult for the smallest kids and some people with mobility issues. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
6 months ago

An easy trail on a popular BRP stop in the area. Pretty waterfall, but there is no way to get a full view of the falls. The trail takes you to 2 points along the upper half of the falls and you can see and feel the water sliding beside you. But the bottom half of the falls is entirely closed to visitors.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy trail - wish the turn was marked to go straight - almost went down the marked trail - but gorgeous waterfall with a top and side view!

hiking
bridge out
7 months ago

Easy walk to the Cascade Falls. Getting down to the falls is a little sketchy, so be careful. Nothing too hard, but not handicapped accessible. The Cascades are beautiful and worth the 60 min round trip down and back up. I would rate this as an easy hike, but getting down the steps to the Cascade Falls requires careful consideration.

hiking
muddy
8 months ago

Kid friendly, easy hike leading up to a beautiful view of a waterfall!

hiking
closed
8 months ago

10 months ago

Nice easy trail!

walking
Mon Oct 29 2018

Its a slightly rugged, can get muddy if its been raining, which is the best time to go because the water is flowing so good. Very scenic, family friendly, trail can be kinda rocky and muddy so be careful but overall a nice sight to see.

hiking
Sun Oct 21 2018

Easy hike, beautiful.

hiking
Tue Oct 16 2018

Short hike to a beautiful falls.. some very steep stairs but well worth the effort.

hiking
Sun Oct 14 2018

We loved the trail and the falls. The rock stairs are a little crazy and wonky but getting to the landing is worth it. You are right next to the falls and if it’s been raining they can be roaring! Going back up is a little work. The rock stairs require a bit of mobility and strength but the main trail is easy.

hiking
Tue Oct 02 2018

Pretty easy hike, some steep stairs at the bottom but a close angle to see the falls.

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