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Cascade Trail

Intermediate
 5.0 (2)

A short run with an awesome gorge waterfall.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.7

KM

95%

Runnable

939' 286 m

High

686' 209 m

Low

253' 77 m

Up

3' 1 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

There is no parking at the trailhead, you must park at the YMCA/Brayton Elementary School and walk about 2.5 blocks on the sidewalk to the trailhead. There is clear signage directing you from the parking lot to the trailhead.

Need to Know

Please avoid this trail after heavy rains. Please exercise caution around the falls.

Description

This trail starts off the parking area at YMCA or Brayton Elementary School. Follow the blue blazes. Descend the stairs to the right of the sign for the Cascades Trail. The trail crosses a small brook over a bridge to Notch Road. It crosses Notch Road, follows Pershing Street, then turns right onto Marion Avenue. It follows Marion Avenue south to its end, then enters the woods. The trail mainly follows the brook, crossing over it twice. It crosses once by bridge and another by rock hop. The trail skirts the steep hill to the base of the Cascades. The water pours down into a small gorge, walled by schist. The trail ends here at the cascades.

Contacts

Shared By:

David Smith with improvements by Brent Smith

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The Cascades
Dec 1, 2018 near North A…, MA
Cascade Trail
Jun 25, 2021 near North A…, MA

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