Explore the most popular trails near Pembroke with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking

forest

views

Pembroke, Virginia Map
VIEW FULL MAP

Shaded and cool trail to help with getting up to the falls. Some spots were a bit wet and harder to get across but overall it is an easier falls trail with a beautiful cascade at the top! Well worth the hike!! Many places to sit and rest if you get tired.

I took my family on this trail and followed the lower trail in and used the high trail coming out. We had a blast and the scenery was beautiful. My youngest child is 7 and we are not experienced hikers so by the time we completed all those stairs (lower side of the trail had prettiest views but lots of steps) we were all exhausted. I do however highly recommend the trail and look forward to going again.

hiking
12 days ago

Gorgeous! Went 6/4/19 in the early evening and trail was in great shape.

hiking
17 days ago

one of my favorite hikes.

hiking
19 days ago

Great easy trail to an awesome waterfall

beautiful trail

hiking
20 days ago

Enjoyable hike. Shaded, with rock stair climbing. At this time of year, lush and green and great views of the creek on the way to the falls. We went in on the main lower trail and came back the upper fire trail. Busy trail on a holiday. Many families with children including young children.

Absolutely beautiful and easy hike! I highly recommend taking the lower creekside trail on your way up (take a right over the first bridge), it’s very scenic and a more interesting hike. LOTS of stairs, so be prepared. Take the higher woodland trail on your way down for a faster, easier descent. My favorite part of the hike was taking a quick swim by the falls. The water was freezing cold but it was an amazing experience. Be careful, the rocks are slippery! Don’t forget: $3.00 land fee (cash only), extra socks, a towel in your car just in case you get caught in a downpour like we did.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hiking trail I would take the low road where you have to go over a bridge to the right and follow that trail to the falls it is really amazing with bridges and walking right beside the river. The main trail is faster but not as much to see but trees.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Awesome hike! It’s been raining a lot lately, so it was quite muddy but the view is totally worth it. Bring an extra pair of shoes&socks, you’ll thank me after

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
washed out
1 month ago

hiking
private property
1 month ago

Awesome trail & views. One of the BEST hikes!!

Beautiful, go up on lower trail closer to the river and more scenic, Your feet will get wet,

I want to try the Barney's wall but I have already done both Trails up and back they were pretty nice with the family.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

worth the hike!! 3$ land use fee so bring cash. a couple trees across the trail currently but otherwise great. only a couple slightly muddy spots. parking was hard to find on Saturday. Take the lower sceneic trail in and the upper trail (all downhill) back out. took me 1 hour and 45 minutes in (about 15 minutes of that was stopping to take pics) and 1/2 hour to get back to parking.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
muddy
2 months ago

Very nice beginner trail if taking the right route opposed to the left. The left is a little more challenging and wouldn’t recommend taking small children or elderly. Lots of downed trees made path a little hard for a double jogging stroller. The left path is also NOT recommended for strollers of any kind. Definitely a beautiful view at the overlook. Will be doing this one again when tress are in bloom. Only 4 stars because of all the downed trees. Strongly suggest child carriers instead of stroller. Haha. Right path tends to be muddy in spots.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

1st time hiking ever. I loved this trail. Great place to walk dogs and full of scenery if you hike the lower trail. I would say this was pretty easy although there were some pretty steep hills going up!

trail running
2 months ago

Great trail for hiking- be prepared for crowds on the weekends. LOTS of people!!! I tried running the trail and there were literally so many people on the trail that I was unable to run far at all before encountering a large group that I could not pass. I ran back down across the first bridge and ran up the fire trail that is to the left of the hiking trail. It was a great run- I did encounter people on the fire trail, but only a few. And regardless which way you go, it is worth the effort. The falls are spectacular! Bring cash (dollar bills) for parking. It was $3.00 when we went on a Saturday.

hiking
2 months ago

Would probably rate this as easy since it isn’t very steep going up. The waterfall was amazing! Definitely worth going down and getting in to swim if the weather permits. Nice spots to sit on the rocks and have lunch at the falls

hiking
2 months ago

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!

hiking
3 months ago

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

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

hiking
3 months 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.

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
muddy
rocky
snow
4 months 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.

This is a great hike. Upper and lower trail are amazing. Lots of people and trash however. Will do in all seasons.

hiking
5 months ago

Simple hike with a calming stream and some steep incline switch backs and finished by a nice outlook view. Certainly more exciting hikes in the area but this is a nice change of pace in a beautiful area. Lightly trafficked.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike up the river to the falls and nice decline hike back. This is one of the most accessible hikes in the area. Certainly at the top of the list for hikes if you are in the area for a short period of time and can only complete a few. Also, if you are hungry after the hike, stop by a place in Pembroke called Kalbee for some of the best Korean food you will ever have.

Load More