7.3 miles
Distance
1,039 ft
Climb
-2,920 ft
Descent
01:59:01
Avg time

Cascades Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Lake Mountain
    Marysville
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Log Ride, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #3815 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1220 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2019

Some tough climbs but the descent is flowy with lots of berms (some steep) and a few doubles. The dirt is fine and can be dusty and slippery when dry.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Cascades mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,880 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,407 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,660 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,287 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,407 ft
  • Grade
    -4.9%
  • Grade max
    -66.5%
  • Grade min
    106.8%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,976 ft
  • Avg time
    01:59:01
  • Avg reverse time
    01:19:56
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Status:
on Jan 20, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.85 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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      Cascades Trail Reports

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      Jan 20, 2022 @ 5:26pm
      Jan 20, 2022
      Jan 4, 2022 @ 1:45pm
      Jan 4, 2022
      Dec 28, 2021 @ 10:21am
      Dec 28, 2021
      Very dusty.
      Dec 27, 2021 @ 2:45pm
      Dec 27, 2021
      Dec 15, 2021 @ 12:54am
      Dec 15, 2021
      100% fantastic. Lots more rocks on the trail than before, making it at the top end of a Blue and Black in some places for certain. Watch for the...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 23 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 296 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 250 rides
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      Photos

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      1 |
      Jan 21, 2022 @ 7:52pm
      2 days
      0 |
      Jan 21, 2022 @ 7:52pm
      2 days
      5 |
      Jan 21, 2022 @ 5:38pm
      2 days
      19 |
      Nov 27, 2021 @ 8:24pm
      Nov 27, 2021

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Lake Mtn to Marysville Route
      18 miles
      Lake Mountain to Marysville (easier version)
      17 miles
      Trigger to Cascades
      17 miles
      Lake Mtn - Marysville - Lake Mtn
      34 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      kingerz55 (Apr 7, 2021 at 22:41)
       Sensational. Quite hard for a blue in the middle section, take it easy!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      makkapakka1 (Apr 25, 2021 at 17:35)
       best trail I have every ridden, and the most underrated trail in Melbourne I can't stop coming back here. sweet berms, cool jumps, techy bits and great scenery 20/10 lake mountain trail builders.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Rustywreck (Jan 9, 2022 at 12:38)
       Heavy rain has uncovered lots more rocks making this track quite challenging in places. Still lots of fun but I’d say it’s a black run in places for sure.
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      Videos

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