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Address: 2068 Cascade Dr, Cascades Day Use Area, Pembroke, VA 24136-3666
Phone Number: +1 540-552-4641
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Great Hike

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Elliston, Virginia
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Elliston, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank HungryMan1111

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