Two trails lead to Cascades Falls, a 66-foot powerful falls that drops into in a large, rocky pool. Both trails are two miles long but each has distinct qualities that appeal to the numerous visitors to Cascades Recreation area. The lower trail is more scenic and has been designated a “National Recreation Trail.” It travels alongside Little Stony Creek for the entire two miles. Many sections of this scenic this trail are carved directly into existing rock. There are numerous stone steps, walls and walkways. Several bridges allow hikers to get even closer to the creek and be surrounded by the sounds and sprays of falling water. The upper trail is an easier walk as it climbs steadily through the forest above the creek. It is less rocky and the trail is wider than the lower trail. Many hikers take the lower trail up to the falls and return by the upper trail.
Trail Open To:
At a Glance
$3.00 Day Use Fee. Annual pass available for $20.00
Open Year Round
Pembroke, VA - GILES COUNTY
Water hydrant for filling water bottles available in the recreation area.
Trail Etiquette: Trail etiquette for multiple use trails calls for horses to have the right-of-way. Hikers should yield to horses. Bicyclists should yield to horses and hikers. Horse riders are responsible for the control of their horse at all times.