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Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Description: This easy to moderate hiking trail offers a scenic view of Cascade Lake...
This easy to moderate hiking trail offers a scenic view of Cascade Lake and Cascade Falls.
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Moderate trails with beautiful views of Emerald Bay The two trails cascade falls and desolation wilderness were my wife's first hiking experience. A bit tough for a newbie but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Moderate trails with beautiful views of Emerald Bay The two trails cascade falls and desolation wilderness were my wife's first hiking experience. A bit tough for a newbie but with a few rest stops we reached our goals. The views of the lake, specially Emerald bay are worth the effort. Don't forget to rest once you get to the lake... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The hike is only about 1.2 miles round trip. We like to leave early in the morning becuase it gets crowded later. We pack a lunch and hike up to the falls, walk among the rocks and creek for an hour or so, then eat. The best time to go is late June through July, so the water is running.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was our second time on this trail...a fairly easy hike...minimal rock scrambling. :-) The views are to die for. You arrive at the top of the falls, so get your photos from the trail as you approach. We are early 70s and saw others our age and older on the trail. Would not recommend if you have balance or... More 

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Lakewood, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The hike was not hard to traverse. There are areas of rocky steps that make the hike a little more exciting than a flat path. Just watch out for the little chipmunks that like to join you for a snack. The view of the lakes was worth the hike. When you reach the falls, if you're too hot, just put... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Sure, there were dogs, young children, adults and native Lake Tahoeians that can do this course. But not me! I was tired, thirsty and hingry after our 2 mile hike. The incline wears you out and the rocks dont stick to my shoes easily ( didnt have hiking shoes ). But the views and the exercise was wonderful. Well worth... More 

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Cypress, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our hike but beware this is not an easy hike and the trail is a bit confusing. Even though the falls did not have much runoff, it was still work the climb!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I used the reviews below to find the place and was very happy with the hike. The views were absolutely incredible and worth every minute of the hike. The "falls" were not really falls due to the drought, so that was a bit underwhelming, but overall a great hike. As far as difficulty, I had no problem and I don't... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We live at 3800 ft. in the Blue Ridge mountains and hike multiple days every week. Several sources (some outside of Trip Advisor) classify this as an easy hike. It is not! It is a moderate+ hike and the trailheads are not well marked on either end. NyonyaLady gave the best instructions on the trailhead location. It is best to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Trail gets rocky at few spots but it has a. beautiful view of cascade lake - really worth the hike up the trail.

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was the highlight for our group of nine. We had all ages from 8 to 72 and it was the best example of getting a reward at the end of the trail. Although California is in a drought it proved to be an advantage for this hike fo we were able to see the falls with minimal fear of... More 

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