“Cascade has good downhill in both directions and is commonly linked with Pine Tree for a short loop.”
— Vinnie Connors
DuPont State Recreational Forest is a very popular multiuse, bi-directional trail system, so be on the lookout for hikers, horses, and bikers. It is normally open in any weather although it can close in extended periods of freeze / thaw during the winter.
Cascade starts off of Sheep Mountain
near the end of Pine Tree
and ends on Cascade Lake Road, 1/3 of a mile after the intersection with the start of Pine Tree
Cascade is relatively flat for the first 0.3 miles then climbs for 0.6 miles before ending in a 0.4-mile, fairly rowdy, downhill section. It is commonly used in conjunction with Pine Tree
as an extra loop to add more mileage to a traditional The Best of Dupont: Burnt Mtn. / Cedar Rock Big Rock