Blue Ridge Parkway | WOODFIN CASCADES OVERLOOK (MP 446.7)

Woodfin Cascades on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Woodfin Cascades on the Blue Ridge Parkway

View: ♦ ♦ /5
Trails: Connector to the Mountains to Sea Trail
Picnic Tables: None

The namesake cascade at the Woodfin Cascades Overlook is not in the parking area but on the other side of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is hard to spot through the trees, but it is just to the left of a .1-mile trail that connects to the Mountains to Sea Trail (marked by a post with a blue circle on it). There is no easy way to get a close-up view of the cascade, but in truth, unless you visit after a monsoon or when the snow is melting in the spring, it’s doubtful the cascade is even flowing to the point where a stop is warranted.

The view from the Blue Ridge Parkway is not all that great. Hiking up the Mountains to Sea connector trail does not provide any view of the cascade, so don’t bother trying that. The only alternative is a steep and heavily overgrown path that leads down towards the base of the cascade, but I wouldn’t go down there in shorts due to possible ticks and poison ivy. This trail is just to the left of the start of the MTS connector trail. Unless you have a burning desire to see every waterfall and cascade on the Parkway, I suggest skipping Woodfin Cascades Overlook.

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Last updated on December 20, 2023
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