Upper Cascades Falls and Rock Garden Trail

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Upper Cascades Falls and Rock Garden Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Danbury, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from January until February. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.7 miles
104 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly


nature trips





Trail to scenic Hanging Rock State Park Upper Cascades Falls and short wheelchair-accessible Rock Garden trail leading to a rock outcrop.

37 minutes ago

Short hike that leads to a great view! This hike is great for all family members regardless of hiking experience.

23 days ago

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3 months ago

Beautiful waterfall as a reward for a hike around one of the trails. The waterfall was not on that particular trail, but a little ways down the road. It's an easy, fast hike to get to. Great for families with small children as they can play in the water during warmer weather.

4 months ago

more of a Stairway than a trail but the waterfall is a good place for kids and dogs to play around in.

5 months ago

Nice short hike. Of the waterfalls by the Visitor Center, this was the best one we saw. The walk to the rock garden is short, but has some big rocks to walk among.

5 months ago

7 months ago

A short and family-friendly hike to a nice waterfall. The trail starts near the entrance to the visitor center parking area. Be sure to climb down from the deck for a closeup view of the falls.

7 months ago

9 months ago

Short and sweet. Accessible to visually handicapped and wheelchairs.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Short hike to an interpretive Rock Garden which is wheelchair accessible and further hike to the Upper Cascade Falls which are impressive. Park at far left end of VC parking lot for easiest access and take the trail across the street. Nice decking for a picnic at the falls.

Saturday, November 14, 2015