- Ken Weber Conservation Area at Cascade Brook
- Mapleville Road, Smithfield, RI
- Trailhead: 41°52’47.54″N, 71°34’11.54″W
- Last Time Hiked: May 11, 2014
- Approximate distance hiked: 1.0 mile
- Fairly easy with some significant elevation and climbing.
Cascade Brook made for a nice short and scenic Sunday afternoon stroll. Starting from the dead end of Mapleville Road I made my way into the conservation area following the blue blazed trail. It is a loop trail that is just about a mile long and climbs up and down small hills and ledges. The main feature of this hike is a seasonal waterfall. It is suggested to hike here in the spring when the waterfall is most likely to be active. There are also other trails here. I followed one, short that it was, into a nearby apple orchard. The conservation area is dedicated to Ken Weber who was a Smithfield resident and the author of several hiking books that I have used in research.
Trail map can be found at: Cascade Brook.