Cascades National Recreation Trail is a hiking trail in Giles County, Virginia. It is within Jefferson National Forest. It is 3.9 miles long and begins at 2,160 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,318 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings. Along the trail there are drinking water and restrooms. The trail ends near the Cascades waterfall.
Cascades National Recreation Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Some experiences in life just never live up to their significant hype. Happily, hiking to the Cascades is not one of those. You may have heard about the Cascades from lots of friends. You may hike alongside dozens of people on the way there."
--Andy Thompson, Hiking Waterfalls in Virginia (Falcon Guides).
"Cascade Falls is the centerpiece of a nicely developed Jefferson National Forest day-use area near the town of Pembroke. It is a short drive from the town to the recreation site, with its patrolled parking, picnic area, restrooms, and trailhead nestled in a green hollow. Old stone fences from pre–national forest days indicate that the site was once a farm."
--Nicole Blouin, Steve Bordonaro, & Marilou Wier Bordonaro, Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge: A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains (Menasha Ridge Press).
"This hike leads to Cascade Falls, the centerpiece of a nicely developed Jeﬀ erson National Forest day-use area near the town of Pembroke. A loop hike heads directly up Little Stony Creek Gorge, visiting rock walls, boulders, pools, and rapids."
--Johnny Molloy , Five-Star Trails: Roanoke and the New River Valley, Virginia (Menasha Ridge Press).
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