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Madison Cascades Trail

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A nice little trail to the cascades along Forrest Brook.


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0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Point to Point

777' 237 m

High

608' 185 m

Low

177' 54 m

Up

26' 8 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

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Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Description

Parking is on the north side of the Madison Historical Society building. Follow the red-blazed medallions. The trail starts behind the Historical Society building, follows the back edge of the building, then climbs a small hill along the fence line. The trail enters the woods and climbs moderately. The trail crosses a small brook by means of stepping stones and begins to climb. Here, the trail follows the ridge above Forrest Brook then descends to the right down to the cascades.

While I haven't been able to find a more detailed map of this area, it appears that this trail ends at the top of the cascades.

Flora & Fauna

Partridgeberry, wintergreen, Eastern hemlock, white pine, white birch, pyrola, and red squirrels can all be found here.

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Shared By:

David Smith

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Top of the Cascades (looking downstream)
Jan 15, 2019 near Madison, NH

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