Garrett's Pass and Cascade Falls Trail Loop

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Garrett's Pass and Cascade Falls Trail Loop is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ilchester, Maryland that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.5 miles
341 feet

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running







18 days ago

The Avalon Section of the Patapsco Valley State Park has reopening. The Howard County side is still your best option. Only the Soapstone trail is open on the Baltimore County side. Today, the park was super crowded again. Weekend Mad House. I HIKED up to the dam via the old River Rd. trail which is all flat The dam will be removed this September. I also HIKED the Bike Buster and Cascade Trail. They are becoming very rocky due to all the wash out from the recently storms. The upper Garrett's Pass along the ridge is still your best option if you want to avoid the crowded Cascade Falls.

1 month ago

All trails on the Howard County side of the park ( LEFT-SIDE) are OPEN. - I entered the park at 9AM in a backup of traffic. - The cool breeze crowded the park so early that the place was overcrowded by 1PM. - They stopped cars from coming in. - Maybe best to show up 3 hours before the park closes, which is 8:20PM. - Update: 7/29/2018 The Glen Artney side road is NOW open. The pond area is CLOSED. - You can now drive up to the Soapstone Trailhead. - It's the only trail open on the Baltimore County side of the park. - Grist Mill trail is CLOSED. - It's in very bad shape. - All the footbridges are washed out.

1 month ago

This was a really nice trail. Some parts aren't marked very well, but it doesn't take a lot to figure it out. It connects with other trails, so use your trail map tracker to stay on the right path.

1 month ago

Amazing trail and absolutely beautiful. Some of the hills are steep, but overall an amazing tail.

10 months ago