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1 month ago

Nice trail with pretty scenery. A little slick in spots. New leaf cover or fresh snow could make it hard to follow.
It’s a five for what it is. A nice loop with some hills for either exercise or relaxation.

Nice, quiet and uncrowded hike through a secondary growth forest of oak, beech, tulip poplar and sweetgum. Provides an interesting chance to see the underlying bedrock of this area where the stream has cut down to it (the "Cascades"), which appears to be a gneiss or schist ( though I'm not a geologist). Recommended for those living in the Northeast Forsyth, Northwest Guilford Area who want to get in a quick hike or trail run close to home.For those living further away, I would not recommend driving great distances to come here unless you happen to be passing through.Me and my dog had the trail all to ourselves on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

Nice trail for kids and dogs, we had fun playing in the creek although don’t be mislead by the canyon photo because we were thinking we were going to see it but it’s actually another cascades preserves loop in a different state. Lol

Nice local trail. Great scenery.

Easy trail for the family and nice and shaded. Well marked trail. There is no canyon like the picture posted by Pamela Less

nice quick trail. Will do it again. take plenty of bug spray if hiking during the summer! Should be a nice fall or winter trail

walking
6 months ago

Took my dog today, and only ran into a couple of people along the way. Pretty easy walk, but we kept up a faster pace and got a nice workout from it! I will be going back. We both enjoyed stopping at the creek crossings for a rest and a drink of water.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail but wish it was a little harder. Good for anybody and very easy with a few good spots crossing the creek. I would go back

snakes beware

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on Cascades Preserve Loop

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016