Grab a friend, a bike, a paddle or a pair of hiking boots and get outside.
About 150,000 visitors a year visit the Cascades. Without question, Cascade Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Virginia and possibly on the entire East Coast. The 69 ft. falls crash into a large pool surrounded by two hundred foot cliff walls from which large ice formations hang in the winter.
Giles County’s new ropes adventure course is located in the forest canopy at Mountain Lake. Mountain Lake Treetop Adventures is a fun way to get outside, challenge yourself, and experience the exhilaration of climbing through the tree canopy and riding zip lines through the forest.
Mill Creek Nature Park is a 146 acre park owned by the Town of Narrows with 2 miles of sweet, side hill single track. The riding is moderate to easy gradient with a small terrain park on the Upper Loop. There are logs and rocks on the trail for the more adventurous rider. If you are looking for a longer ride, there is an additional 16 miles of trails on the adjoining National Forest property. The first 2 miles of this section are steep and rocky, but after reaching the top the riding is moderate with beautiful scenery and overlooks. These trails are well worth the effort for more experienced mountain bikers.
The Falls of Dismal is a 10 foot multi- tiered waterfall on Dismal Creek. It is easily accessed from the road or from a side trail off of the Appalachian Trail. The Falls area is part of a sandstone formation that is over 400 million years old. Dismal Creek is a stocked trout stream. In the winter the frozen falls are particularly beautiful.
More than twenty miles of fern-lined trails at Mountain Lake Conservancy are open to the public for biking year-round. The Town of Narrows has also opened the vast trails of Mill Creek Farms to mountain bikers. Or you might enjoy the beautiful back roads of Giles County. Big Stony Creek Road is a favorite among cyclists of all levels.
Check out all the rides here: http://nrvrc.org/cyclingguide/index.html