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College Outdoors

Hike Marshall Park Waterfalls

Date: 12:00pm - 2:30pm PST February 6, 2021 Location: Templeton Campus Center

  • Image shows three people wearing masks standing in Marshal Park. They are standing on a trail in a thick green forest and smiling at the camera.

Templeton Campus Center

These “waterfalls” are actually called the Marshall Cascades, the upper reaches of Tryon Creek dropping down a series of natural rock steps, but they are super pretty and the nearest thing to a waterfall close to campus. And now that it’s been raining, they’re much more impressive than they were earlier this fall.

Marshall Park is a fairly unknown city park which is connected to Tryon Creek State Natural Area. It used to be a quarry, and was donated to the city by the Marshalls in 1951. Now it has a thick canopy of evergreens and big leaf maples. It’s 1.5 miles from campus via some quiet city streets. Wear good hiking shoes or boots as parts of the trails will definitely be muddy.

Unlike Tryon Creek Natural Area, the trails in Marshall Park are usually less busy.

No Experience Necessary! This will be a fun way to get off campus with your “pod,” or sign up on your own to meet new people!

Covid-19 Mitigation:

  • Consider signing up with your “pod” mates
  • Masks and 6ft distancing required
  • Groups capped at 10 people (including leaders)

Meeting Place:
We’ll meet on the 2nd floor balcony outdoors, just outside College Outdoors office windows (Templeton 244)

Need Accommodations?
Please email This trip lends itself well to a variety of accessibility accommodations, including mobility accommodations. 

Registration for this event begins on January 16, 2021.