We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lower Cascade Trail and Falls

Ouray, CO
Improve this listing
Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Ouray
Type: Hiking Trails
6 visitor photos
Write a Review

70 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    42
    23
    4
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Easy hike to get to the base. Can climb and get close to the base of the falls. Great views, can feel the mist of the water and very beautiful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It's worth the steep little hike if you take your time it's well worth it, the trail itself isn't very long but with altitude and the how steep it is just take your time don't rush and pretty much anyone can do it! As I was going up I talked to and 80 year old woman conquering it.There's even a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

First, I have to say that is was a real trial to get there. Not the trails fault. We started out doing several other trails, one of which was for the lower Cascade, but coming from above. Turns out I'm not ready for that trail. :-) Still we had a great day hiking and when we finally came at the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durant, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was a beautiful waterfall with great places to take pictures. We saw one group of people taking senior pictures there. It would also be a great place to take engagement or bride pictures. You do have to do some climbing, but nothing that can't be done in the right pair of shoes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yorktown, Virginia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Be sure to put this on your short list of things to do in Ouray. The trailhead is at the end of a steep street, and while the trail to the base of the falls is rather steep, it's also short, and easy to do for families with young kids. There is no charge for the hike, and kids can... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Monument, Colorado
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We took the short hike back up into the mountain., to the falls., very nice., the falls were beautiful., flowing out of the rocks., you could go all the way up., if you liked, it was a little steep., for some., others stayed back a bit., and just enjoyed the view, views., wonderful stop., swing by, you will not be... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Conifer, Colorado
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Signs showing where to go. Plenty of parking & no charge to see it. Nice walk to the falls. Did it in flip flops because I didn't have other shoes w/me, but wear better shoes if you have them. Can essentially walk up underneath the falls... Very refreshing & relaxing! Plenty of rocks to sit on to just relax &... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Tx
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This beautiful little gem is free, close to downtown, and offers a kid friendly hike to the base of the falls. There is also a covered bench area allowing a close and beautiful view of the falls, without the short hike.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, Texas
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a short easy hike that takes you to a beautiful fall. You can't beat that! Perimeter Trail wii also swing you by here, but I preferred just hiking from its trailhead.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grand Junction, Colorado
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It is worth the walk. The trail is rocky and uneven, but you get to see the falls quickly. You an climb as much or as little as you want. The parking area at the bottom is small, so If you are up for the perimeter trail you can see the falls and more, and on a busy weekend not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Lower Cascade Trail and Falls also viewed

 

Been to Lower Cascade Trail and Falls? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Lower Cascade Trail and Falls, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing