based on 9 tracks & routes Blue Ridge Parkway #78 hike out of 152 in
1 hrs 39 min
This is a moderate one way trail to Douglas Falls in Blue Ridge Parkway.
This trail goes by Scenic Overlook.
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trail_hike_comments: From FS 74, the trail begins as an easy, 0.5 mile walk to its spectacular eponymous waterfall - a great family hike. The trail continues on a much more difficult, rugged, and steep course above the falls, to eventually join up with the Mountains to Sea Trail. Along the way, you'll pass The Cascades, another high waterfall that's difficult to see in the summer and during low water flow. The trail passes through rich, old-growth forests including enormous hemlocks and northern hardwood specimens. Most of the hemlocks are now dead, sadly. Turning right (south) on the Mountains to Sea Trail leads to the Parkway and the Craggy Gardens Visitor Center. Visitors to the falls looking for a more difficult hike can start there, hike down, and back out again., trail_bike_comments: None