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Cascades National Recreation Trail

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Busy but pretty

A nice 4 mile round trip hike. Limited parking but that's because it's so busy. Stopped into... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2018
Pearisburg, Virginia
A very nice place to hike

This is a great hike next to the creek. The trail is rocky but not that difficult. Saw some nice... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
Greensboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

A nice 4 mile round trip hike. Limited parking but that's because it's so busy. Stopped into Tangent/Cascade Cafe before (and after)- can't miss that place it's as you turn off Rt 460 to go to the Cascades area. BEAUTIFUL waterfall!

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

This is a great hike next to the creek. The trail is rocky but not that difficult. Saw some nice fall colors

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank F7339XLstepheng
Reviewed October 23, 2018

My wife found an interesting place to checkout...Cascade Falls! We I decided to hike the 2 miles to the falls and take lots of pictures. We asked a person which trail is the best! They looked like they knew what they were doing. They said...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank William F
Reviewed August 14, 2018

was just there for the beginning of august. beautiful weather, amazing river creeks. walk is about 2 miles up and 2 miles back. the lower trail stays close to the river and is in my opinion, the better way to go up. its simple amazing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Min T
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Wonderful hike to the falls. This is a very popular area. We crossed over the first bridge to take the lower falls trail first. This was a beautiful trail. At the falls take the stairs and head back to the parking lot on the high...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 981keithy
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

This hike is gorgeous. I highly recommend going in the fall. Although, it's beautiful in the summer too. Take the lower trail and just enjoy the scenery. You can even swim in the pool at the waterfall if you're brave enough. Love it and will...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Courtney D
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

I love this recreation area in Giles County for all the outdoor activities. The Cascades are located about 2 miles up stream from the parking lot. I highly recommend taking the lower trail head. There is great trout fishing in the stream. Remember to purchase...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lifeisgoodatthelake
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We spent a wonderful morning hiking at the Cascades. There are multiple trails, so we went up the lower trail, and came down the upper trail, which is wider and less rocky. The hike was beautiful all along the trail. There was plenty of water...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Marie L
Reviewed January 5, 2018

Every 2-3 years perhaps, there is enough continuous cold weather to freeze the waterfall. This view is certainly worth the hike. Be very careful at the few icy spots. This is a moderate hike, not easy. While a backdrop of snow would've added to the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

I love coming to Giles County and visiting the cascades! Gorgeous location that is great for a day trip. Great hike that features an easy or more experienced trip. Great for a date or family trip. People nearby are always very friendly.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rachel D
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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 .