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Cascade Trail

The water flow is the highest I’ve seen except after Hurricane Irene. Muddy and slippery too! New... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Beth M
Austin, Texas, United States
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Worth the short hike

Easy mile walk along a cool, shaded, well marked trail. Enjoy the peaceful sounds of a babbling... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Larry S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The water flow is the highest I’ve seen except after Hurricane Irene. Muddy and slippery too! New signage is in place although there could be more at the Y where you park. Follow the other posts for specifics on how to find the trail from...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy mile walk along a cool, shaded, well marked trail. Enjoy the peaceful sounds of a babbling stream as you go and end up with the beautiful Cascade Waterfall as your turn around spot.

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice walk along the river, always in the shade. Beautiful waterfall, lots of places for kids to play and climb the rocks

Thank Olga C
Reviewed 17 June 2018

The hike up to Cascade Waterfall is easy and beautiful. It follows the creek all the way to the falls. Once at the falls, you can climb out the rocks in the creek to get a better view.

2  Thank ecfackler
Reviewed 29 May 2018

I followed the directions of previous reviewers and parked at the YMCA/Elementary School. The sign for the path is across from the entrance to the school, but the path doesn't show. Just go to the right along the drive and a paved path will show...More

4  Thank Bluebonnet2009
Reviewed 18 April 2018

There is no parking available at the trail head on Marion Street. Park at the YMCA located on Brickyard Ct. There are signs to the left of the parking lot, leading you to the trail head. Very brief walk with well marked directions. Once you...More

1  Thank jessslikestotravel
Reviewed 8 November 2017

What a beautiful hike! Most of it is pretty flat and easy until the end. Once you get close to the waterfall it gets harder as there are some steeper areas with lots of rocks. My friend has a bad knee so she stopped just...More

3  Thank Marg928
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This is a very beautiful moderate hiking spot. You are walking up a very gradual hill to the top to see a lovely waterfall that made it worthwhile. Their is nothing prettier than a walk through the New England woods in the fall or spring.

1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

This is a short but nice hike, ending at a waterfall. Perfect if you don't want to do the many longer trails around Mt. Greylock. You aren't supposed to park at the trailhead, but you can park behind the YMCA a couple blocks away and...More

1  Thank Bob T
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A local favorite trail along Notch Brook in North Adams ending at the Cascades, a lovely "horsetail" waterfall that can be a trickle or a torrent. A relatively short walk, 45 minutes round trip, unless you linger along the way or in front of the...More

5  Thank Beth M
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