Cascades Falls: A Gorgeous Waterfall Hike in Giles County
|Elevation Gain||663 feet|
|Terrain||Mostly dirt rock trails|
- 1 How long does Cascades take to hike?
- 2 Can you swim at the Cascades?
- 3 What time does Cascade Falls open?
- 4 Is Cascade Falls dry?
- 5 How do I get to Cascade Falls?
- 6 How long does 3.5 miles take to hike?
- 7 Is a 3 mile hike good?
- 8 What Cascade means?
- 9 Are dogs allowed at Cascades?
- 10 Are dogs allowed at Metcalfe Cascades?
- 11 Is Cascade Falls a hard hike?
- 12 Are there fireworks at Cascades Park?
- 13 How long is McAfee’s Knob?
How long does Cascades take to hike?
The hike is moderate and could be considered easy for some depending on your fitness and level of ability. At a good pace you can make it to the falls in roughly 40 minutes. Although there is not a lot of elevation change there are challenging spots along the trail with large rocks/small boulders to navigate.
Can you swim at the Cascades?
Safety First: Cascade Falls and Springs both have gravel or concrete pathways and are just a few minutes walk from the parking areas. There is a stairway down a steep bank to Cascade Falls, where swimming is allowed. Swimming is not permitted in Cascade Springs.
What time does Cascade Falls open?
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Wednesday through Sunday 8-11 p.m. An illuminated, colorful, man-made waterfall amplified by fireworks stands out on summer nights in Jackson.
Is Cascade Falls dry?
Scramble down a bit and you can get in the water of the falls. The waterfall was almost completely dry.
How do I get to Cascade Falls?
Follow the trail up a steep hill as it winds to the right and within minutes you reach a set of wooden stairs. Climb the wooden stairs until you are just underneath the suspension bridge, where you get the first scenic view of Cascade Falls. Walk up the remaining stairs and cross the suspension bridge.
How long does 3.5 miles take to hike?
Naismith’s Rule – Simply put, Naismith’s rule states that: “One should estimate one hour for every 3 miles (5 km) of hiking, plus an additional hour for every 2,000 feet (600m) of elevation gain.”
Is a 3 mile hike good?
Based on your normal level of exercise each week you should hike about 3 – 15 miles a day. All of these numbers can change depending on circumstances, but if you’ve been exercising regularly each week the same amount you will likely be able to complete between 3 – 15 miles fairly well.
What Cascade means?
1: a small, steep waterfall especially: one that is part of a series of waterfalls. 2: a large amount of something that flows or hangs down a cascade of water Her hair was arranged in a cascade of curls. 3: a large number of things that happen quickly in a series That decision set off a cascade of events.
Are dogs allowed at Cascades?
The North Cascades National Park is one of the most popular destinations on the Cascade Loop but like many National Parks, there are limitations to our furry friends’ access. Dogs and other pets are not allowed within the National Park except on a leash on the Pacific Crest Trail, and within 50 feet of roads.
Are dogs allowed at Metcalfe Cascades?
You could time your visit with the Kyneton Farmers’ Market on the second Saturday of the month or incorporate a play at the brilliant Taradale Mineral Springs Nature Reserve Park or Kyneton Community Park. Dogs: There are no signs saying dogs are not allowed so you should be fine with them on a leash.
Is Cascade Falls a hard hike?
The hike to Cascade Falls from the parking lot is quick and easy. In the parking lot, you’ll find a park map and information board. There is also a pit toilet and some picnic tables. From the parking lot, walk past the yellow gate and find where the trail narrows into the trees and begins climbing uphill.
Are there fireworks at Cascades Park?
Cascades Park, 1401 S. Brown St. will welcome back their annual fireworks show for Memorial Day. It is the first of three shows for the Summer 2021 season. Live music and concessions will begin prior to 6 p.m.
How long is McAfee’s Knob?
McAfee Knob Trail Length Follow the approximately 4 mile, white-blazed trail that gradually makes the ascent to McAfee Knob – a peak of 3,197 feet. For the return, retrace your steps along the trail for a round-trip hike that’s approximately 8 miles.