From the junction of NC 215 and the Blue Ridge Parkway at Beech Gap, drive north on NC 215 for 1.9 miles to the gravel pullout on the right (east) side of the road. The drive is 16 miles south of US 276.
You can view the waterfall easily from the pullout. To see it up close, take the path under the guardrail; watch your head as you go under it. The path starts out as a steep scramble path down the bank, then levels off and passes through a campsite. On the other side of the campsite, you’ll have to cross a tributary, which could be a wade if the water is up. The waterfall is a few yards from the creek crossing.
This waterfall makes a great side trip from the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s not big and powerful, but it’s scenic and in a terrific setting. In winter, spring, and autumn, the view from the pullout is really good. To appreciate the waterfall fully, take the short path to the base and climb alongside it if the rocks are dry. You won’t find a better swimming and sunning spot in the mountains. At the top of the falls (and not visible from the pullout) is a small slide into a large, deep pool. This is a fabulous swimming hole.
For photographers, Bubbling Spring Branch Cascades is as good as it gets. The photo rating of 10 is based upon taking advantage of all the possible vantage points from the roadside view to the top of the falls. If you visit on a rainy day, as good waterfall photographers are likely to do, you’ll need to be extremely careful if you climb the rocks beside the falls.
I’ve been told that some old maps list this waterfall as Dill Falls, and I’ve seen a photo of it captioned as such. However, as far as I know, the real Dill is the one in the Balsam Grove hub.