1 miles
197 ft
-223 ft
Avg time

Cascade Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Dupont State Forest
    Cedar Mountain, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Global Ranking

Cascade Trail is a hidden gem in Dupont State Recreational Forest. Tucked out of the way on the far side of Staton Road, it doesn't see a lot of use but make the effort to get there and it is a lot of fun. From Cascade Lake Road it starts out as a fairly rough doubletrack heading straight up hill. Lots of water bars and a few minutes of grunt-inducing climbing will bring you to a pretty clearing. Look across the field and you will see the trail continuing as singletrack into the woods on the southeast corner of the field. From the field it is not far to the highest point on the trail. From here is is a nice downhill jaunt to Sheep Mountain Trail. If you feel like continuing on singletrack instead of the gravel road of Sheep Mountain Trail, take a left and almost immediately you'll come to Pine Tree Trail. This singletrack beauty will take you all the way back to the intersection of Cascade Lake Road and Staton Road.

Rated 'moderate', the trail offers not much more than elevation change as a challenge. The trail is a bit rough in very few places but nothing approaching difficult. Beginning bikers need to have good speed control and know how to use their brakes effectively for the downhill sections, especially the doubletrack from the field down to Cascade Lake Road.

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More Stats for Cascade Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -26 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,694 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,889 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,748 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,722 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,908 ft
  • Distance down
    3,162 ft
  • Distance flat
    329 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Aug 11, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to cascade-trail trailhead (35.184120, -82.645390)
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Cascade Trail Trail Reports

Aug 11, 2018 @ 9:34am
Aug 11, 2018
Jun 3, 2018 @ 12:00am
Jun 3, 2018
May 31, 2018 @ 9:15am
May 31, 2018
Heads up folks! Due to all of this rain, the DuPont single track trails are closed until further notice. Stick to the gravel roads for now and...
Oct 1, 2017 @ 3:34pm
Oct 1, 2017
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