Cascade Falls- Pembroke, Virginia
Cascade Falls- Pembroke, Virginia

Visit The Cascades

From CNN Travel: 10 of the best waterfalls across the United States

Cascade Falls Giles County, Virginia

The creek waters of Cascade Falls in Virginia drop over a 69-foot rocky ledge into the pool below, giving the famous falls its name.

Some of the streams tumble over several ridges on their way, while others take the steep drop all at once. A 2-mile hike along Little Stony Creek will lead visitors to the falls. Many hikers take a second upper trail for the two-mile hike back. The Cascades Recreation Area is the beginning of the hike to the falls, with the trail also open to horses and bicycles, as well as year-round trout fishing.

During the winter, ice formations hang from the surrounding 200-foot cliff wall, with wooden stairs and platforms for close, easy viewing and great photographs of the falls.

From the September 2014 Issue of Southern Living Magazine:

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