Cascade Falls & Bike Buster Loop

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Cascade Falls & Bike Buster Loop is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Patapsco Woods, Maryland that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
298 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

Park at the Swinging Bridge. (Orange Grove Area). There is a restroom and water fountain in this location. Hike up the Cascade Falls Trail (BLUE) and take a few photos of the little falls. This trail has a few boulders to go over up at the falls. Beware of the weather because of water flows and a few stream crossings. The Cascade Falls Trail loop has changed a bit due to erosion issues. The Rootball Trail is permanently closed and is just about disappeared. The only option to the loop now is the Bike Buster. This trail is a bit rocky and a quick downhill if you are not careful. Muddy when wet.

hiking
9 days ago

this trail is easy.

hiking
27 days ago

We parked on the south side on Landing Rd—just a little pull off there. Hiked on the east side of the trail, following the river downhill. We ended up at the trail head by the bridge (scary when walking across!!) we doubled back along the creek instead of doing the whole loop. It got fairly dark by 430pm! And all uphill back was quite the burn

hiking
1 month ago

Great day and the park was basically empty. I am still wearing shorts but your legs will heat up once the muscle go to work. Remember, Sunday the clocks get changed. The park right now closes at 6 but Monday the 6th. the parks will be closing at 5 because it gets dark earlier. This was a Multi trail hike to review the Bloede Dam removal project.

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