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Cascades National Recreation Trail

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Cascades National Recreation Trail

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2068 Cascade Dr Cascades Day Use Area, Pembroke, VA 24136-3666
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Jay G wrote a review Aug 2020
Bethesda, Maryland153 contributions27 helpful votes
Awesome trail. Well maintained. It got crowded later in the day. I want early at 9 am . When I got tack to my car by Noon the lot was packed. I took the lower train to the falls. It was a lot smoother and level. If you want a workout take the upper trail to the falls.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Marina M wrote a review Jul 2020
Newport News, Virginia257 contributions17 helpful votes
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Worth the 2.05 mile hike up (beautiful woodsy lower hike) Took us a while with younger children(8) and teens. There’s some steep spots, only rocks and narrow parts so be careful. Walking back we walked the upper easy stretch which was mostly downhill, dry and no stairs. Pretty tiring but glad we did it. Take $3 cash. Go early to miss the traffic and parking congestion. It’s slippery (saw several people fall bad) when you get to the falls, so walk carefully. Water is freezing and feels great after sweating so much while hiking up.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Heather P wrote a review Jul 2020
Peterstown, West Virginia29 contributions8 helpful votes
This is the most beautiful place. You want to take a picture every few feet. There are two trails. Upper and lower. I recommend taking the lower one up ,as the scenery is better and the upper one back as it is quicker. Either way you won’t be disappointed. FYI the waterfall is beautiful.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Christen A wrote a review Jun 2020
Concord, North Carolina113 contributions23 helpful votes
We visited for the first time Sunday afternoon. The scenery was just gorgeous. It started storming when we were near the end so we didn't make it all the way to the falls. The beauty surrounding us made the trip worth while and we will return to finish it.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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alicia wrote a review Jun 2020
Roanoke, Virginia326 contributions44 helpful votes
We do this hike about once every year. It’s always been a great trail. After a week of hard rain and the creek finally settling , the lower part of the trail was open, however, there were some parts washed out and fallen trees you had to maneuver around. The scenery never gets old and once you get to the falls, it’s breathtaking. If you’ve never been there, be prepared for almost freezing water that’s all year round!- at the least - the water is very refreshing to take a dip in. When we went the restrooms were not open: so if you gotta go, better get creative :-).
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Date of experience: June 2020
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