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Address: 2068 Cascade Dr, Cascades Day Use Area, Pembroke, VA 24136-3666
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Beautiful hike

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer M
Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed February 18, 2017

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

Thank Cordial1
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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
Elliston, Virginia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 pets the day we hiked. This trail is beautiful in every season and the sound... More 

Thank Bluebird62_12
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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
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 write a review of my own. The Cascades are beautiful.  This site has grown exponentially... More 

Thank peachy326
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 back down. Not bothered at all by bugs/flies.

Thank Andrew A
Hockessin, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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 along the way with benches and bridges. The upper trail is an easy descent.

1 Thank DiAlJo
Potomac Falls, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 know it the 2 miles are over and the Cascades falls it in full view.... More 

2 Thank Mike C
Charlottesville, Virginia
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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 of the way, along a gravel path, with no views.

Thank Travel_Foodies_2014

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