Cascade Falls in Giles County in the Jefferson National Forest

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Thursday, April 11, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
Orange Market - Salem

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Cascade Falls is one of the largest falls in Virginia standing at 69 feet. The trail is 2 miles to the falls; it is rolling with no long climbs, a moderate hike made easy with frequent stops. There are several series of rock steps. Hiking boots are highly recommended. The trail follows Little Stony Creek. The creek is a fast-roaring creek with great photo ops.

Along the way we will find spring beauty, large flowered trillium, wake robin trillium, and many more. This trail rivals the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains for its plant diversity and density of growth. We will eat lunch at the falls and return on the upper trail which is easy along an old carriage road. If you want an unforgettable day of botanizing this is the trip for you.

Leader: Butch Kelly 540-384-7429 or butch2410@msn.com. Bring rain gear, sturdy boots, walking stick, lunch and water.

Meet: 9:00 a.m. at the Orange Market in Salem, off Thompson Memorial Blvd, off I81 exit 141. There are restrooms

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