Glen Falls Trail

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Level of difficulty: Moderate to Difficult, 700-foot elevation drop in 1 mile.

Driving distance/directions from downtown: approx 2.8 miles. Follow Dillard Road south (Route 106) to signs for Glen Falls. Turn left, proceed to trailhead at end of long gravel road.

Parking: Ample

Hiking distance: 2 miles round trip

Description: The Glen Falls trail rewards hikers with three separate cascades. The trail begins at the top and heads down towards the valley floor. If hikers decide to visit the top cascade, and turn back, the hike can be quite easy. Alternatively, if you decide to continue down the trail, hiking back up can be more challenging. This hike can be quite popular in summertime, so consider early hiking times if you’d like some room on the trail.

Worth Noting: The Chinquapin Mountain trail also is located in this area if you’re looking for additional trails to discover.