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Hike and Swim at Cascade Falls

Ripplemead, Virginia



4 miles

Elevation Gain

800 ft

Route Type



Added by Ashley Barlow

Cascade Falls is located within the Jefferson National Forest with a stunning height of 66 feet (20.1m)!

Cascade Falls is a 4 mile out and back hike located in Pembroke, Virginia. 

There are two separate trails leading to the falls; the lower trail and the upper trail. Most people take the more scenic lower trail up to the falls while taking the upper less scenic trail back to the parking lot. At the start of the trail you will shortly arrive at a bridge. Crossing the bridge takes you towards the lower trail which is by far the most beautiful of the two.

The lower trail follows the Little Stony Creek and is one of the most picturesque trails around. 

Cascades is open from sunrise to sunset. There is a $3  parking fee when you enter the parking lot to register your vehicle.

Cascade Falls is located 20.5 miles north of Blacksburg and is about a 29 minute drive. Take 460 onto 626 which leads onto Cascade drive towards the parking area.

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Picnic Area

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