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Cascades National Recreation Trail

2068 Cascade Dr, Cascades Day Use Area, Pembroke, VA 24136-3666
+1 540-552-4641
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Beautiful hike

While the trail is very well maintained, there are still several steep and wet areas. Wear... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2017
Jennifer M
Alexandria, Virginia
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Wonderful adventure

Incredible hike on a gorgeous creek! Wonderful journey with a,spectacular 66 foot waterfall... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2017
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2068 Cascade Dr, Cascades Day Use Area, Pembroke, VA 24136-3666
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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

While the trail is very well maintained, there are still several steep and wet areas. Wear appropriate shoes and bring water. The 2 miles one way hike is totally worth the serene waterfall. It was lovely!

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Incredible hike on a gorgeous creek! Wonderful journey with a,spectacular 66 foot waterfall. Fantastic walk.

Thank Cordial1
Reviewed February 11, 2017

Beauty surrounds you in everything from the trail itself, the creek, the trees and rock formations. Stunning! The falls are wonderful. We went with a small group of friends, mid-week and a day or so after heavy rains.

Thank Crystal L
Reviewed November 25, 2016

This is a great hike for all ages. Moderately difficult trail going up by the creek but there is an upper trail that is just a steady climb. The trail is dog friendly (must be on a leash) and there were many folks with their...More

Thank Bluebird62_12
Reviewed October 18, 2016

A really lovely walk up to the waterfalls. The hike it not so demanding. If you are in ok shape you can walk it in 2 h (inc. the stops for fotoshooting) The fall colours were great in October. I do recommend this hike!

Thank Anette H
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

By the way, this a part of the JEFFERSON NATIONAL FOREST, not a national recreation trail. See Cascades Falls for other reviews. My husband and I have been the site hosts for 6 yrs now.  As we end our last season here, I thought I'd...More

1  Thank peachy326
Reviewed September 26, 2016

The 4 mile round trip hike was doable even for a non-seasoned hiker. Getting their by 930 was helpful. When we left 3 hours later the lot was very full. The falls were beautiful. It made a great place for a picnic before the trek...More

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed September 18, 2016

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...More

1  Thank DiAlJo
Reviewed August 26, 2016

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...More

2  Thank Mike C
Reviewed August 23, 2016 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...More

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July 6, 2016|
Response from fieschela | Reviewed this property |
I have a 10yo and 12yo daughters that can do the trail with no problems. It is a moderate trail in that the inclines in some spots are long and steep but if you take your time on them they are no problem. The trail is WELL... More
July 6, 2016|
Response from peachy326 | Reviewed this property |
the trail did take a hit, but a two week stint by the Americorp volunteers put that to rights .