The Cascades Trail is an easy 1 mile trail. It is located near Boone North Carolina at Milepost 272.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The forest surrounding the trail includes many types of foliage including: pignut, black locust, mountain laurel, chestnut and white oak, serviceberry, and dogwoods. The trail follows along a beautiful stream. The photo above was taken looking upstream.
The parking area is very nice and there are restrooms picnic tables.