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Upper Cascades
Location Hanging Rock State Park, Stokes County, North Carolina
Type Cascade
Total height 25 ft (8 m)
Number of drops 1

Upper Cascades is a waterfall in North Central North Carolina, located in Hanging Rock State Park, in Stokes County.


The waterway is Cascades Creek, which flows through Hanging Rock State Park. The falls flow over a steep cascade before continuing down Cascades Creek to Lower Cascades.

Visiting the Falls

The falls are open to the public and are accessible from the visitor center at Hanging Rock State Park. Visitors may take a 0.3-mile (.5 km) trail to the falls. There is a wooden observation deck with a view of the falls, as well as wooden steps which lead to the base of the falls.

Nearby Falls

Hanging Rock State Park hosts 4 other waterfalls:

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