Douglas Falls Trail TR 162
The trail leads to a 70 foot high waterfall and has multiple access points.
Total Length: 0.5 mile to 2.7 miles
Total Elevation Change: up to 1,200 feet
Degree of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Beginning Points: NFSR 74 and the Blue Ridge Parkway
Ending Point: Douglas Falls
Average Hiking Time: 1 to 1.5 hours (one way)
Amount of Use: Heavy
Blaze Color: White
Area Trail Map: South Toe River, Mount Mitchell & Big Ivy Trail Map
USGS Quad Maps: Craggy Pinnacle and Montreat
From Burnsville, go east on US 19E for 0.5 mile and turn right (south) onto NC 197. Stay on this road through Pensacola and Cane River Gap to Barnardsville (stay on NC 197 for about 25 miles). Turn left at the intersection of NC 197 and NC 2173 (Dillingham Road) remain on NC 2173, which becomes NFSR 74. Follow this gravel road for 8.8 miles to the end of the road. The trailhead is straight ahead. Three access points are available from Blue Ridge Parkway between mileposts 363 and 368.