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Distance:
0.1 Miles / 0.2 km
Type:
One-Way
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~5 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Cascade Park
Town:
New Castle, Pennsylvania
Directions:
1928 E Washington St, New Castle, PA 16101
40.976544, -80.320276
Added:
November 04, 2017
Updated:
November 01, 2018
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18 '

Total Change
12 '

Ascent
0 '

Descent

Big Run Falls at Cascade Park in New Castle, Pennsylvania is a small overlook walk to the Big Run Falls lookout point. Big Run Falls is a 20 to 25 foot waterfall located in the center of Cascade Park with a lookout point downstream. There's no way to hike down to the falls itself since the park discourages people swimming in the pool below, so this is less of a trail and more of an overlook.

To make more of a hike out of this trip, you can walk down the road/hill to the creek itself and then hike up along the side of the creek to the base of the falls - this would likely be a 1 mile out-and-back hike including getting down to the creek itself; however, the GPS data provided here just brings you to the overlook area.

History: Cascade Park is a former amusement park that ran from 1897 until the early 1980s. Shortly after its closure, the rides were removed and it was turned into a public space.

Explore 13 trails near New Castle, PA
  1. Parking

    40.976544, -80.320276
  2. Main Trailhead

    40.976923, -80.320892
  3. Vista of Big Run Falls

    40.97675, -80.32045
    Vista of Big Run Falls
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0.1 miles / 0.2 km
Trail added
November 04, 2017
Hiked on
November 04, 2017
Updated on
November 01, 2018
0.1 miles / 0.2 km
November 04, 2017
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