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Cascade Falls Trail

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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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Torrance, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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San Antonio, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

We selected this hike wanting something moderate to do that morning. It was fairly short and we enjoyed the view of Cascade Lake and Lake Tahoe along the way. It is not a shady trail though and the path is quite rocky so be aware that it requires stepping up and down uneven areas and fairly high rocks. We laughed... More

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Suisun City, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Cascade Falls hike is a great hike for beginners and more advanced hikers. Easy enough for children (but keep an eye on them!) and pets. The terrain does get a bit slippery as others have said. Good shoes are definitely recommended. The views are spectacular, and once you get to the falls, the views get even better. We had... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

One of my favorite hikes ever. We went in August so the water flow was low--apparently it's great high or low, just different. It was an interesting, well marked and easy (although a little vertical) hike over gravel, dirt and even rocks so we felt super adventurous and the kids loooooved it (they're 9). Definitely worth the views and the... More

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
31 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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119 reviews 119 reviews
40 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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