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Cascade Falls Loop

Intermediate
 4.4 (23) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This scenic route is perfect for runners seeking to visit the Cascade Falls.


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Map Key

4.0

Miles

6.4

KM

86%

Runnable

2,971' 906 m

High

2,174' 663 m

Low

798' 243 m

Up

797' 243 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views · Waterfall

There is a day-use fee of $3 (cash only).

Overview

Cascade Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls (69') in Virginia and possibly on the entire East Coast. Little Stony Creek cascades over a vertical cliff in several different streams, making for an incredible display. The trail to the falls is a mellow one, although it will be mostly uphill on the way to the falls. That means that the descent back to the trailhead is a relaxing way to end your visit.

Description

Directions to Trailhead
:
Follow 460W for approximately 25 miles to town of Pembroke.
Turn right onto Cascade Drive (Marathon gas station & Tangent Outfitters located on this corner).
Road ends at Cascades parking area (~3 miles).

Add On
:
After your run cool off with a short canoe trip on the New River. Visit Tangent Outfitters (540.626.4567)
Ask the folks at Tangent Outfitters for directions to The Palisades Restaurant (540.626.2828) for some great food and drinks.

Contacts

Land Manager: Giles County, VA

Shared By:

Roanoke Outside with improvements by Doug Staats

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Photos

Cascade Fall - July 2018
Aug 2, 2018 near Pembroke, VA
The trail follows the creek up to the falls
May 2, 2018 near Pembroke, VA
Little Stony Creek along the Cascade Falls Trail.
Apr 20, 2017 near Pembroke, VA
The Cascades Trip
Oct 31, 2019 near Pembroke, VA
The Cascades Trip
Oct 31, 2019 near Pembroke, VA
A bridge lies over Stony Creek on the Cascades Trail.
Jun 25, 2019 near Pembroke, VA

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