Level of difficulty: Difficult, 700-foot elevation drop in 1 mile.
Driving distance/directions from downtown Highlands, NC: 2.9 miles. Follow Route 106 (Dillard Road) to graveled Glen Falls Road on left, proceed to trailhead.
Hiking distance: 2 miles round trip
Description: The trail leads to three cascades and starts at the top of the first falls. The trail down is easy, but the trail back up can be quite steep. However, hikers may choose to visit only one or two of the cascades.
Footnote: The Chinquapin Mountain trail also is located in this area, so pay attention to signs.
Hike descriptions adapted from the Highland Hiker’s Guide to Day Hikes.