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This is a beautiful trail that you do not want to miss. It is an easy hike, my 5 year old did it. The whole trail has beautiful scenery. There are picnic tables and outhouses if needed.

hiking
2 days ago

Hiked 3-17-19. First time, still a beginner. The property and trail is beautiful. There are a few places that require rock hopping to get over the creek, which I'm terrible at, I discovered lol. A few places at the top are steep with some light scrambling required. A great workout, and the view at the top is worth it. Not a lot of viewing room at the actual falls. Had to wait my turn to climb the boulders for the full view. Not a complaint...just an FYI. Will definitely hike again, but will be sure to not go alone, and will work on my balance a little more for the next visit, maybe I'll stay dryer, ha! Awesome place!

Trail is rough in a few spots. If you hike to Cascade Falls, Upper Cascade Falls, Barney's Wall, & the Butt Mountain Fire Tower, you will have close to 12.4 miles of hiking.

Have hiked this trail many times and it never disappoints. The actual trail had been washed out in some places close to the actual falls and had water running through some places but was manageable for sure!

I’ve have been to this reserve twice now. Today I realized there are multiple trails. Most trails are easy to moderate, but Grapevine Hill kicked my tail!!! There are two separate sets of falls, Big Cedar Creek Falls and Grassy Falls. Much of the hike is an old gravel access road and is well maintained. There were lots of trout fisherman along the way, and I even discovered and old family cemetery. I highly recommend this location!!!!

5 days ago

Great hike with a pretty cool view of the waterfall. We found a small graveyard that was interesting too! Trails are well maintained. The road to the trail head had a hole from water washing it out but it's easy to go around it. Will definitely do again!

great difficult on River path. beautiful waterfall. gorgeous view. Take T paper.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
muddy
off trail
over grown
5 days ago

The first 3/4 of the trail was great but as we ( Daisy my dog and I) realized the trail just stopped with only 2 miles to go. I ended up having to blaze a trail through thorns, swampy areas and over several streams. A mile into blazing the trail my dog decides to stop walking and just sits down. I carried her for about 1/4 mile when I couldn't carry her any longer. we finally found our way back to the car but the phone died with the GPS tracking so I have no clue how far we actually went. I will probably do it again in the future only in reverse so I know the where the last two miles of trail truly is.

walking
6 days ago

Not really a trail more like a walk in the park runs beside the river really nice it has a couple of benches and picnic tables along the walk

This is beautiful!!!! Easy and my Dog Love it!

walking
13 days ago

Nice leisurely walking trail in old railroad bed. would be great for horseback riding.

my default running route, guaranteed 5k every time

A really nice little hike. Beautiful views, and a nice creek. The waterfall at the end of the trail is amazing! Only thing is I’d like to get closer to the falls, but seeing it from the overlook was cool. There were a ton of hawks when we went so that was neat.

hiking
18 days ago

The hike was great. The hike was easy except for when you need to find your way across the creek. Crossing the creek in my mind was part of the excitement of the hike, added a bit of adventure to it. Definitely go when it’s a warmer day.

hiking
19 days ago

Hiked 2/24/19 after heavy rain the previous day. Chose the lower trail, which was by far the better of the trails. Saw only 4 other hikers for the entire 2 mile hike up. Little Stoney Creek was swollen, creating rapids for most of the hike to the falls. The trail was water-covered in spots, requiring some rock scrambling, and a wade through the creek in water up to my knees at an impassable area. Recommended that you wear good gear! The falls were magnificent! I chose the upper trail back down, which is basically a wide gentle slope downhill for 2 miles from the falls. Passed a dozen or so hikers making their way up to the falls. Not very scenic, but considering the difficulty going up the lower trail, it was a nice change. Will hike again, and will go the extra 1/2 mile to the upper cascades.

hiking
20 days ago

Super family friendly and easy. I love taking my dogs here and walking down to the river to let them get their paws wet. Great little walk!

This was the 5th time I've hiked this trail and have just about decided there is no "EASY" way. It's the first time I've started at the bottom and went counter clockwise. I think this is the least hurtful of all the ways I've gone. there are a lot of trees across the trail from recent storms which add a degree of difficulty. I truly love this trail because it is so rewarding after you finish it although just about every time I finish I swear I'll never hike it again

Easy trail, good scenery.

This is such a fun place to bike! It’s a definite if you’re in the area. Make reservations with a shuttle company, in advance, during busy seasons!

This is a fairly easy hike. The waterfall is beautiful! Busy during most seasons, except winter. If the falls freeze, it’s a neat thing to see.

hiking
scramble
23 days ago

Glad I did it, but not going to need to do it again. The trail this app shows is nonexistent. I guessed & backtracked in the beginning trying to follow it to no avail. I hiked up the powerline which was terrible. Plenty of devils walking sticks & thorn bushes to grab ahold of to steady yourself! I just bushwacked & found my way to the ridge & then to the pinnacle. The hike along the ridge to the pinnacle was exciting and probably the most dangerous hike I have ever done. You have to use your feet, knees, hands, and butt to scramble. The pointy-ness of these mountains is really special & I’m glad I saw them. The Dan River is stunning. I even liked checking in at the hydro plant- that was actually kinda neat. But the “trail” shown on this app is deceiving to the point of almost being negligent. I recorded my way DOWN only. From the smaller pinnacle to the parking lot. I simply followed a “draw” down the mountain to the river & back to the parking lot.

I love this trail. I walk/jog it as much as possible.

over grown
snow
1 month ago

I walk this trail regularly. Really don't see many people there. there are restrooms, but they aren't cleaned to often . one of the issues are that people don't clean up their dog's poop. That's the most scariest thing I've encountered there.

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
1 month ago

A very busy hike but always enjoyable and beautiful during all seasons. It’s easy enough for the whole family. I always go up the trail and come back down via the “dirt road”. The waterfall is so lovely

Very popular trail with much to see from start to finish.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice trail, challenging especially towards the end. The waterfall is worth the hike. Fully entertained from the moment you park your car until you reach the waterfall.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trot. Good for biking or walking.

hiking
washed out
1 month ago

On Feb 4, found the entrance road blocked by huge hole in the road - several feet wide . Appeared to be no room on either side of hole for my vehicle so did not attempt to enter. Contacted VA chapter of Nature Conservancy to report the problem. They were unaware of the entrance road issue and will schedule the road to be fixed.

Was anyone able to navigtate around this hole?

Nice and peaceful walk. It doesn't take very long to complete. It's a pretty view of the backside of some factories.

Nice easy hike. The river is amazing, factory and forrest views are very cool. Each season will offer different views of all.

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