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Address: 2068 Cascade Dr, Cascades Day Use Area, Pembroke, VA 24136-3666
Phone Number: (540) 552-4641
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Two Trails - Upper and Lower

Pay to park, but well worth the three dollar (honor system) charge. The lower trail takes you along the waterway on inclines and steps. This is the more challenging trail to go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Hockessin, Delaware
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Hockessin, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pay to park, but well worth the three dollar (honor system) charge. The lower trail takes you along the waterway on inclines and steps. This is the more challenging trail to go up. What a prize when you reach the top/falls. Plenty of scenic stops along the way with benches and bridges. The upper trail is an easy descent.

Thank DiAlJo
Potomac Falls, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked up to the falls using the lower trail and back via the upper trail. The lower trail follows the river giving you plenty of stopping points to enjoy the cool water and takes photos of the little falls along the way. Before you know it the 2 miles are over and the Cascades falls it in full view.... More 

1 Thank Mike C
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful 4 miles round trip hike to the Cascades falls. $3 to park, had restrooms. Two paths to chose from, the lower trail is more challenging but follows the creek with great views and photo ops. The upper trail from the falls is downhill most of the way, along a gravel path, with no views.

Thank Travel_Foodies_2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This hike was well worth it. It was simply beautiful all the way through. I hiked it with my 7 year old, we started at 3:30pm and finished about 6:30pm. We started at the bottom and returned the same way to admire all the beauty we had just passed. The waterfall was just beautiful and despite being in a downpour... More 

Thank Nancy R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful hikes and falls I've ever been to including Hawaiian waterfalls but do NOT get in the water anywhere! About an hour after we had waded in the water on the slippery stones and as we made our way back to the parking lot, tons of first responders headed toward the falls. What had... More 

2 Thank jabaileyest2004
Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I love the Cascades but unfortunately if you show up later than 9 in the morning on a weekend you may find you drove way out of your way for nothing. As I've found on more than one occasion the parking lot overflowing and nowhere to park. The problem is so bad the local paper has written on the subject.... More 

Thank HungryMan1111
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I'm not a novice hiker but I do think that a lot of the reviews here don't fully articulate the trails for people who don't hike regularly. The biggest thing most people miss is that there is a huge elevation change (750 ft) between where the parking lot is located and the waterfall. The upper trail is a wide trail... More 

2 Thank Frances M
Rockford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Be sure to take this 4 mile hike if you're in the area. Take the lower trail up so you don't miss the beauty of the river. You'll see multiple falls of tumbling water over the rocks on your way to the big falls. The trail is well made with many stone steps and platforms to keep you out of... More 

Thank GermanGemini
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This hiking trail is one of my favorites. The trail itself is extremely well kept and is pretty wide. My kids (9/11 yo) were able to do the trail. The best part is that it ends at a beautiful waterfall that you can actually walk up to and go under for a refreshing cool off. There is also a small... More 

Thank fieschela
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Not a challenging hike but offers some great scenery. A great way to spend a couple of hours with your friends outdoor while still staying active. Its a perfect place to visit when in the Blacksburg area. Make sure to take a swimsuit with you as your allowed to swim near the waterfall at the top. Also make sure your... More 

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