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Lower Cascade Trail and Falls

Address: Ouray, CO
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in Ouray
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The hiking was excellent and the snow made for a real challenge. We took it up to the old shack at the end of the trail and didn't regret the 8 miles.

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Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Another site to be viewed as one hikes the Perimeter Trail. There is a trail that goes directly to the falls also.

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Edgewater, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a rocky hike up to the falls. Loved It! You can get right up to the waterfall. Not a long hike from the parking lot.

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Colorado
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14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Easy hike/walk to get to these lower falls, even though it is UP HILL on the way to get there (down hill on the way back of course). Just take it slow if you are from lower elevations.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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.

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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 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 

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Durant, Oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
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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 

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Monument, Colorado
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123 reviews 123 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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 

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