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Madison Cascades Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 177' 54 m
Descent: -26' -8 m
High: 777' 237 m
Low: 608' 185 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by David Smith

A nice little trail to the cascades along Forrest Brook.

David Smith

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Description

Parking is on the north side of the Madison Historical Society building. Follow the red-blazed medallions. The trail starts behind the Historical Society building, follows the back edge of the building, then climbs a small hill along the fence line. The trail enters the woods and climbs moderately. The trail crosses a small brook by means of stepping stones and begins to climb. Here, the trail follows the ridge above Forrest Brook then descends to the right down to the cascades.

While I haven't been able to find a more detailed map of this area, it appears that this trail ends at the top of the cascades.

Flora & Fauna

Partridgeberry, wintergreen, Eastern hemlock, white pine, white birch, pyrola, and red squirrels can all be found here.

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Contacts

Land Manager: Madison Conservation Commission

Aug 11, 2011: Fire Permit Info

Aug 11, 2011: Town Hall Hours

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