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Cascade Falls Trail

NV
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Type: Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Description: This easy to moderate hiking trail offers a scenic view of Cascade Lake and Cascade Falls.
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Lake Arrowhead, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

How to keep a teen male entertained? CASCADE FALLS TRAIL. At each turn, he had to stop to record to pretty views; the mile up wraps around Cascade Lake and you see Tahoe (east) the whole way. We timed it at sunset so it wouldn't be so hot, BUT TAKE WATER it can get very very warm and there are... More

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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105 reviews 105 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Of all the hikes we had made in Nevada and California at Lake Tahoe, this was the most scenic one. It was absolutely gorgeous, breathtaking and enchantingly beautiful! There were severaL trails in this camping ground at BAYVIEW TRAILHEAD and we opted for the Cascade Falls Hiking Trail because no permit was required and it appeared to be decently moderate.... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Cascade Falls Trail provides numerous images of unspoiled nature at its best. The hike requires some moderate exertion and It's best to wear hiking shoes or boots. The trail begins from the very back of the campground across from Inspiration Point. There is parking for approximately 20 cars, so go early. The hike starts out flat, then you encounter... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

After stopping to see Inspiration Point, on a whim we crossed the road and walked to the back of the little campground there to the Trailhead for Cascade Falls. It starts out nice and flat through some sparse trees, but quickly starts to moderately climb for about one mile. Quite a bit of foot traffic (Memorial Day weekend).... But everyone... More

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San Francisco, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Easy hike, gorgeous views. Be careful in the last section of the hike though, trails are not clearly marked.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Gorgeous hike that's not too far or difficult. Just be careful because the trail ends at the falls send finding it again is not easy. I got lost and ran into some others also lost. We called out nod others helped us out. Being a city slicker was part of it I suppose. All our trails are very well marked... More

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Launceston, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

You just have to go.. we left this to the last day and we could have spent many, many more hours there! Hike to the falls takes about 20 minutes from carpark, very wide open and you can find a place where no one is and just sit and look at the view.. amazing and we will definately go back..

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Modesto, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Agree with other reviewers that this is a more moderate hike. It's not long -- about a mile each way, but the terrain is pretty rough. Don't ask me how, but it seemed like it was uphill both ways! There were areas where we felt like mountain goats because we were so close to the edge, so keep that in... More

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Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

The hike up to the falls is a little deceiving at first. The trailhead begins on a fairly flat dirt trail. But soon you encounter large, jagged boulders on the narrow trail that winds its way up and down the side of the mountain. You need a steady foot and sturdy footwear. Although we did see some hikers wearing flip-flops...go... More

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Lake Tahoe
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The trail is on the California (not Nevada!) side of the lake and typically runs through August. It provides a stunning view of both Cascade Lake and Lake Tahoe over the terminal moraine that separates the two. The falls were down to just a trickle this August because of our incredibily minimal winter. It typically runs fairly strong until late... More

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