Hike to Lower Cascade Falls

    1.6 miles  - Out-and-Back Trail

    Added by Cottonballs Adventures

    Explore this 35' Hanging Rock State Park waterfall and if you are visiting during warmer months, enjoy the swimming hole at bottom of falls.

    A beautiful hike through the forest of Hanging Rock State Park. Trail meanders through pines and hardwoods filled with boulders, mountain laurel, scenic views, and the occasional deer or turkey. The trail begins as gravel and dirt then turns into steps made of wood and stone. Also on the trail is an overlook and a wooden bridge that sets on the side of the hill. Trail is approximately .8 miles one way. The waterfall is 35' tall and located in a gorge that is surrounded by beautiful stone walls that tower over the falls and pool below. Very beautiful short hike. A must see if visiting the park.

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    Dog Friendly
    Easy Parking
    Family Friendly
    Swimming Hole

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    It was awesome, beautiful view!! Kids enjoy it!!! Good pics...


    There’s a lot of places to take pictures! Its a nice and fast walk down to the falls. There’s a lot of stairs at the end, so heads up!

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    about 3 years ago

    Terrific Swimming Hole

    A group of buddies and I had this jewel all to ourselves one early evening. Before this, I haven’t had so much fun in a long while.

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    over 3 years ago

    Lots Of Stairs For Ok Waterfalls

    We didn't love these falls but we did happen to catch a wedding at one of them which brought in few extra people. We did this quick hike after hanging rock. Not a must but if you are up for more mileage after hanging rock, go for it!


    about 4 years ago

    Best place to relax

    Of the many waterfalls and trails in hanging rock this one is arguably the best place to take a dip and chill. A very easy and short trek with an open space for many spots to choose to relax.

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