Lower Cascades Trail

Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina

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Lower Cascades Trail is a hiking trail in Stokes County, North Carolina. It is within Hanging Rock State Park. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 1,050 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 204 feet. The Lower Cascades Parking Lot parking is near the trailhead. The trail ends near the Lower Cascades attraction. There are also viewpoints and a water near the end of the trail.
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Lower Cascades Trail is a hiking trail in Stokes County, North Carolina. It is within Hanging Rock State Park. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 1,050 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 204 feet. The Lower Cascades Parking Lot parking is near the trailhead. The trail ends near the Lower Cascades attraction. There are also viewpoints and a water near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: Lower Cascades Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Hanging Rock State Park
Distance: 0.4
Elevation Gain: 204 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 1,050 feet
Top Elevation: 1,063 feet
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Lower Cascades Trail
Parks: Hanging Rock State Park
Elevation Min/Max: 934/1063 ft
Elevation Start/End: 1050/1050 ft
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Hanging Rock State Park is full of natural wonders, from waterfalls to unique geological features, from rocky cliffs where birds of prey roost to the wonderful Dan River. Hike, or mountain bike, on nearly 20.0 miles of trails, or take a dip in the park’s marvelous mountain lake.

Among these trails Lower Cascades leads to one of the most pristine waterfalls in the park with a picture-perfect swimming hole at the base. Bring a towel, book, or picnic and stay for a while at the stunning Lower Cascades.

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Lower Cascades is the tallest and most spectacular waterfall in Hanging Rock State Park. It is on Cascades Creek, roughly 2 miles downstream from Upper Cascades. A series of 30-foot drops combine for a total drop of 120 feet.

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