UPDATE: Virginia's Blue Ridge is Now Open in Phase Three

Virginia's Blue Ridge is now open in the Phase Three stage of the Commonwealth's Forward Virginia plan. Learn more about the program and what it means for various types of businesses & experiences in the region with our Phase Three Guidelines page. Phase Three >


Cascade Falls

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Cascade Falls in Giles County is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Virginia. The 69-foot falls that are created as Little Stony Creek and other streams converge on this spot and create the surrounding pool provide an incredible view for visitors. In the winter, ice forms along the 200-foot cliff walls that surround the falls, creating a truly magical frozen scene. The hike at Cascade Falls is a four-mile loop with an upper and lower trail. The upper trail offers great views of the creek, while the lower trail is the portion with the most spectacular perspective of the falls. In addition to the water, hikers also get to enjoy a rich variety of vegetation and striking rock formations along the trail. The parking area for the trail is located in Pembroke and can be reached via Exit 118 off Interstate 81 and Route 460 to Cascade Drive. There is a $3 parking fee for each vehicle.