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Cascade Falls & Bike Buster Loop

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Patapsco Valley State Park

Cascade Falls & Bike Buster Loop is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elkridge, Maryland that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2 miElevation gain341 ftRoute typeLoop
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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.

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Rodney Farmer
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Marco Polo
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E K
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Very nice trail, come early or it is very crowded though..

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Chris Stefan
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Lian Khai
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Angela Yu
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Pretty waterfall! Multiple stream crossings. A little muddy but not bad. Did in reverse (went uphill Bike Buster then onto Cascade) which was perfect

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Josh Alexander
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Beautiful views and a good hike! We cut across at the last mile or so because of time, but enjoyed the entire trip!

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Joel Eli
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this trail is easy.

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Sasha Simmons
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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

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Mike Malandra
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thomas destry
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Janet Levy
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Amos CHEN
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Ruth Sleboda
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John Sanchez
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Mark F
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Isabella Yoo
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Sierra Simons
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Nedu Erondu
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Alice Blayne-Allard
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Vicki Fellowes
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Adam Lennon
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Daniel Swartz
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Charla Aramayo
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Carey Berlin
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Kelcy Newell
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Aaron Southwick
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Jeff Ellis
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Jeff Ellis
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