Cross a service road, where there is a sign for Cascade Falls 1.1 miles ahead. At the time we went, there were a number of tree trunks that had fallen across the small ravine allowing us to sit and enjoy the quiet serenity of the 12-foot waterfall. From the parking lot, walk towards the metal gate by the hill (note: sometimes the gate is not noticeable if it is … (On 4th of July). The parking lot will be off to the right. The walk is narrow, crowded, and uneven to the bottom of the falls. The Cascades National Scenic Trail follows Big Stoney Creek upstream, eventually forking into an upper and lower trail. This access point provides the least mileage, with just half a mile out and back. Super easy and enjoyable hike. There are few places to step off and it’s nearly impossible to pass both a man and large dog walking down while ... My husband and I walked the cascade trail today and it was delightful. Was not very crowded. Like you can see in the pictures, the falls are not *that* large, but it's still nice. Descend to the side and there is access to two viewpoints. General : $8: Senior Citizen Admission (60+) $5: Children Ages 2 & under: $1: Flow Rider: For more information click here. + −. There are many different ways to reach Cascade Falls. 12040 Cascade Falls Trl is located in the Jefferson County. The Cascades Trail starts on a paved trail beside a restroom (open May through October). Yet another option is to start from the South Camp day-use parking lot. Best picture comes from crossing the bridge at the bottom of the stream after the falls and then rock hopping closer, Easy trail. Very fun hike, easy, and the view was perfect! Directions: From Pembroke, turn right on VA 623 (Cascades Drive). Trip Report. Lat: 37.3536 Lon: -80.5997 Elevation: 2200-2900' There is a $3.00 per vehicle parking fee. Continue right and follow Cascade Creek until you reach the top of the falls. Easy access to several waterfalls! The trail approaches a boulder-strewn valley, the sound of falling water amplifying through the forest, before meeting the Cascade Springs waterfall at 1.3 miles. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended. If you’re looking for a bit of a physical challenge, I recommend taking the Upper Trail to the falls. We started from the Cascade Lake and hiked to the falls, which added about another mile and a half. The upper viewpoint is great for viewing, but tree branches and shadows might make photos somewhat difficult. You can carefully peer over the edge and see the falls from above. Several varieties of birds live within the varied habitat this oasis provides. ... Washington Trails Association 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 625-1367. There are wood steps leading to the lower falls. Perfect kid hike, that even my 3 year old could do. If the Lower Trail is open, follow it to the falls (take the Upper Trail on the way back). This is marked with FALLS sign. The snow is not gone yet and looks like it be around for a while longer. The trail is public, but Cascade Lake itself is a private lake. Park on the shoulder of Landing Drive (see map) to access the trailhead. Enjoy 40 feet of the tallest waterfall in the San Juans during a visit to Moran State Park. If the lower trail is open, take it because it is definitely the more beautiful of the two. Without cellular service we got turned around a couple of times, otherwise the falls and the hike were beautiful. Super easy and for all ages. With this option, start from the Cascade Lake day-use area across the street from the beach and to the right of the restrooms. Cascade Falls Regional Park This 22-hectare park is located in Electoral Area F just northeast of Mission. View Trail Map. Go Hiking Trip Reports Cascade Falls. Cascade Falls is to the right, and Cavern and Hidden Falls are to the left. You can improve or add to this guidebook entry, Washington Trails Association Moran State Park - Cascade Falls. After just .1 mile, reach another sign. The Upper Trail, which is half of the scenic 4-mile trail, provides hikers with aerial views of Little Stony Creek. Beautiful! Drive through Eastsound for 1.2 miles and turn right onto Olga Road. Adam Says… Cascade Falls is one of those must-do hikes in Virginia, featuring one of the most picturesque scenes of … Multiple booming waterfall along the way. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Length 3.8 miElevation gain 711 ftRoute type Out & back Follow the Cascade Lake trail to the right across Mount Constitution road. Almost everyone was wearing a mask. Cascades Falls Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pembroke, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. A local favorite, Cascade park is a 135-acre park known for its two massive waterfalls: The East and West Falls of the Black River. Cascade Creek follows along the western base of the mountain and often sees less traffic than other popular high-country trails in the area. It’s the sounds of giggles and squeals that fill the air at Prairie Trail’s fantastic aquatics center, Cascade Falls. Constitution Road and reach the parking area where you can follow the directions above. Its main attraction is Cascade Falls, which is accessed via a short 1 km trail featuring stairs leading to a viewing platform and suspension bridge. Take the Orcas Island ferry from Anacortes, WA. The whole Cascade Falls Trail is a 4-mile loop so hikers have the option to start at the Lower Trail (more scenic) or the Upper Trail. Washington Trails Association is 501(c)(3) nonprofit. If you are looking to park at the trailhead, continue down Olga Road and turn left onto Mt. Very fun little hike. The “Cascade Creek Falls” shared the same trailhead as Terraced Falls at the Cascade Creek Trailhead. Cascade Falls from the lower viewpoint. There are a few benches on the way and plaques about dogwood, tulip tree, pignut, black locust, serviceberry, mountain laurel, white oak, flame azalea, minnie bush, highbush blueberry, and chestnut oak. Totally worth the stunning views at the end. In 1755, an 18-year-old named James Smith was captured here by Native Americans and was adopted into their tribe. The round-trip to the falls is not in Desolation Wilderness, so no permit is needed. Cascade Falls at Prairie Trail. Visit when it's running strong in rainy season. There are 126 steps along each side of the Falls. It’s an easy walk and the photos we got were outstanding. Get Trail News Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. Pass by a camp and picnic area where there are restrooms available. Always love hiking to a new waterfall. This trail leads through a forest of white pines, red maples and cinnamon ferns and transitions through an area of mixed shrubs and pitch pines. Contributions to WTA are tax deductible, and we are committed to making the best use of every donation to our mission. Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. To access the trail, go towards the upper end of the parking area. Cascade Falls Aquatic Center. While it's not impossible without, traction would be very helpful as the snow is trampled, smooth, and slick. There is also a service road to the far left that takes you to a few other trails, but does not connect to the falls. Hike by WTA Correspondents: Once you get to the lower falls area, there is a small foot bridge to cross the creek. Constitution Road. Inside this 145-acre park the east and west branches of the Black River cascade over Berea sandstone converge. Then, the trail continues to follow along the creek as it makes another climb then descent towards a footbridge over Cascade Creek. Beautiful easy hike to see a variety of waterfalls! very busy though! Nice little hike, but no water this time of year! The trail starts at the Bayview Trailhead on the back side of Bayview Campground. Cascade Creek Trail is an 8-mile moderately difficult hike or bike ride between Durango and Silverton. Pass a junction where the lake trail veers right and continue left for the falls. The paved path becomes gravel; go right at the start of the loop with good winter views of the valley below. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Pass a junction where the lake trail veers right and continue left for the falls. The Falls was very pretty on clear day and would recommend for kids and families. The trail climbs up and follows the Cascade Lake trail through old growth. 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