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Cascade Trail (DSC Campus) is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dalton, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 846 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest Views Waterfall
Waypoints (4)
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    Creek

    34.77860, -85.00814

  • 2

    Intersection Cascade trail

    34.77715, -85.00628

  • 3

    Creek crossing

    34.77472, -85.00775

  • 4

    Intersection

    34.77312, -85.00665

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Reviews (79)
Photos (58)
Recordings (66)
Completed (109)
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Janeli becerra
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Hiking

Lovely hike ! Mostly shaded. I started from Cascade Trail (entrance to Brown Center) and continued throughout- ending at the Big Rock Trail (first entrance to DSC). There were 3+ small creeks from start to finish. You might want to go after a rainy day to see the creeks in action. Just be careful with the slippery rocks !

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Bob Johnson
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Hiking

Very appreciative of having this and grateful to everyone that helps maintain this resource. Ferns, Mtn. Laurel are a welcome find!

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Ashley Thompson
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Hiking

It was an ok trail if you are just wanting some exercise. You can see views of roads and buildings nearly all of the trail. Close to the highway so you can hear traffic. Waterfall was disappointing. Won’t be back.

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Shelby Woods
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Jason J
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Hiking

Hard to get away from the sound of the nearby interstate, but this trail has its moments and, at times, a real backcountry feel. The cascades are located on a marked spur trail (.1 miles) and are not indicated on the Alltrails map. You’ll see the sign, though. Also, you can park AT the trailhead. My gps took me into an apartment complex. Pull into the school parking lot. Dedicated spaces are there for the trailhead.

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Terrie Castleman
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Hiking

This was our first time on these trails today and we really enjoyed them. The cascade falls were very pretty! We loved the wildflowers especially the dwarf iris and cinnamon ferns. We got in about 6.5 miles today and will definitely go back. There weren’t a lot of people on the trails so it was a great day to social distance in the woods.

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Alaina Hood
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Hiking

Well marked, easy, mostly shaded trail. Some parts of the trail are narrow which requires one to move out of the way when meeting an oncoming hiker. Noticed lots of poison ivy along edge of trail, so be careful during warm months. Overall enjoyable afternoon hike with the dogs.

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Alaina Hood
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Hiking

Nice shaded trail that is easy and well marked. Gets narrow in some areas so passing others requires one to move out of the way. Noticed lots of poison ivy along trail edge, so be careful during warm months. Overall an enjoyable afternoon hike with the dogs.

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Debbie Coker
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HikingRocky

Easy educational trail

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August Davis
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Hiking

Loved the information posts along the trail. Good factual information to share with kids.

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Andre Star
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HikingMuddyRockyWashed out

Nice trail for all hikers.

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Melanie Price
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Thanks to an earlier review, I knew exactly where to turn when parking the big yellow.school bus. Thanks for that helpful info. While the HS kids are at an away swim competition at the nearby highschool, I had a few hours to enjoy the day. How nice to find this trail so close and accessible. I started at Big Rock Trail and then continued on following the well marked other trails until I reached the end of Cascade. That part of the trail towards the end since it has been heavily raining ,was aittle muddy and a bit slippery, so I chose to walk through the campus and reenter the trail at College Creek Trail and work my way back to the bus. I enjoyed the terrain, the elevation ups and downs and the beautiful flowing creeks. :)

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Andre Star
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Lowell Specht
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Hiking

First time hiking this trail today. A nice moderate trail. Water was flowing well. No bugs this time of year. Saw only 3 others during the hike. GPS took me to the wrong spot for the trailhead and I ended up at an apartment complex. Instead turn one street earlier onto Mt Haven Dr. and then the first right into the parking lot for Brown Hall. The trailhead is at the back of the parking lot.

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Jon Cochran
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Hiking

Convenient trail for a short hike/workout.

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G Murphy
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Hiking

Traveling on I-75 and stopped here with our dog for a hike. PERFECT! Just what we all needed. Beautiful, accessible and manageable for all ages and pretty much all athletic abilities.

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Angie Grayson
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HikingRocky

I would rate this trail as moderate instead of easy due to inclines and rocky places on the trail. The map that shows on this trail is actually four different trails-Cascade, Cascade Spur, College Creek, and Big Rock. All are marked well. Enjoyed the trail. No views other than on the trail. The Cascade was only a trickle today.

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greg ellis
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Hiking

Nice pleasant hike for a rest day.

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Charles Durham
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Hiking

We did this hike a couple of weeks ago. It was a nice easy hike.

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Alexandria Bryan
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Hiking

Super fun trail just in the heart of dalton. I would have rated it higher than easy, mostly because of the elevation gains and decreases and narrow trails in some areas. There was no other traffic on the trails which was nice for us. The Cascades were beautiful. Our dogs thoroughly enjoyed it as well! We will certainly be back for more! We only hiked a little over a mile in then back and it took us almost 2 hours but we were taking our time, enjoying the views, water, and nature around us!!

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Nathaniel Watson
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Running

First run since before finals

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Nathaniel Watson
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Nicole Kearney
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Hiking

We enjoyed the quieter side of the hike. You can clearly hear the highway. The noise was disappointing but other than that it was nice.

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Netje4ever Channel
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Well maintained trail but boring. First part is all up hill for good cardio but includes rocks that are hidden under leaves and pine straw making it easy to stumble. Some parts of the trail were also very heavily covered in pine straw making it somewhat slipery, so wear good hiking shoes. Not much to see in the winter months although there is a small creek, at one point, if you veer off the trail some. Note: There is no Rocky Face Ridge Loop Trail. It goes by two other names and shown in my attached pictures.

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Jen Z
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Hiking

I just started that today. It was pretty good for a walk to chill and have time peace. I’ll def go again with all the trails they have.

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