Cascade Falls and Rootball Loop Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elkridge, MD that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Great scenery and trail had good signage! looking forward to next time!
Actually had a good time.
Best way to stay in reasonably good shape.
Nice trails, lot's of varying terrain.
Only covered small part of park.
I will be going back to cover the rest.
Gets crowded on the weekends. Jerks leave beer cans. Nice woods.
Trail is well maintained,quiet and the park lovely! Bikers are friendly, but there were many out during my Sunday am hike.
Great for family and friends! Parking it's a long the road.
THANK GOD this place has reopened. I miss it so much.
Hey everyone, heads up - this trail and the whole Avalon area is closed till further notice.
Great walk with two adults and 3 kids. Flat terrain as you enter in off Landing Road and then growing mor difficult as you get closer to the bridge. Good times stepping into the water and exploring the falls and pools.
moderate trail with plenty of scenery to take in.
Beautiful especially after the rain.
Well marked, clean and maintained trails, plenty of parking. It was raining pretty hard, and we missed the waterfall...will have to check back next time!
Fun, caught in a thunder storm
Great trail with great directions. My corgi really enjoyed this trail. The waterfalls was a little disappointing but it's so early in the summer that I guess water flow is down. Overall it was an easy hike and one i would def do again. Oh watch out for some muddy parts!!
Lovely trail. We were able to find and follow it easily. Far from crowded, but enough people to know you aren't alone.
We parked off Landing Rd at Grovemont Dr.. Seems like there's a couple entrances but it's easy to get to find the trail once you get into the trees. Depending on where you park, you might notice the trail has a tiny loop early on, we went right and it seemed narrower, hillier and muddier than the other path which we took on the way back, but my three year old was able to navigate the trail with just a bit of hand holding.
Like others have said there are creek crossings. I'm sure it depends on the rain, but we were able to stay mostly dry. My three year old had some trouble reaching rocks with her shorter legs, but shouldn't be a problem for adults or older kids. We were hiking in to splash in the water anyways!