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This easy to moderate hiking trail offers a scenic view of Cascade Lake and...

This easy to moderate hiking trail offers a scenic view of Cascade Lake and Cascade Falls.

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Harder than you think, especially when its hot out

This was definitely a challenge for us. There was no water flowing from the waterfall, making it actually difficult to find. The place was beautiful though and I would do it again... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
Rancho Cordova, California

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Rancho Cordova, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This was definitely a challenge for us. There was no water flowing from the waterfall, making it actually difficult to find. The place was beautiful though and I would do it again and again. The views are amazing.

Thank kellytan1026
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

It went from moderate strait to difficult. I go to the gym 2-3times a week, so I'm not that out of shape. I'm very grateful I picked up a stick to use as a hiking pole which I really used. It started out nice and easy and soon turned to difficult as I was climbing over the boulders on all... More 

1 Thank Priscilla G
Aptos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Easy 20 minute drive from SLT, but not easy to find parking. Must get there early. Not technically difficult, but has about a 1/4 mile of moderately strenuous trail. Loved the views, especially now that the water flow is low and you can easily cross the streams and get unique photo ops. Strongly recommend you pay attention to where the... More 

1 Thank gerryv59
Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is not a really easy hike but not too difficult either. Worth the effort when you get to the falls. Take a break and dip your tired toes into the ice cold stream. Breathtaking views and great experience for the entire family. Park at the end of the campground or by the lookout service area.

1 Thank GregBulanti
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

About 1.5 km go and back. An easy walk which fits everybody, kids and seniors. At the end, you get to heaven, a lot of small water falls and small pools where you can dip your legs or take even take a shower.

1 Thank Shifo13
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This falls is pretty but if you have bad knees or hips it's tough. Mostly rocky stone steps uphill, little shade. I prefer eagle falls. Cascade falls was approximately 1.5-2 miles each way from inspiration point parking lot. Go early. It was hot, parking wasn't too bad if you go early. You may be able to park closer and save... More 

1 Thank Susan M
Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We took this hike because it was listed as "easy". We quickly learned that "easy" mountain hike is NOT equal to "easy" hill hikes back home. You don't need special equipment; however, hiking boots and a trek pole or walking stick would be beneficial. Take water and wear sunscreen. I would not take infants, toddlers or little ones who wonder... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

The falls are best in the spring and early summer. They were flowing well when we visited in mid-June. The hike is about a mile each way. It starts out fairly easy, but soon begins to climb. It will take a little work to get there, but the trail is well maintained. The trail takes you to the top of... More 

Thank Steve W
San Martin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

A short and easy hike to such an amazing place. I visited in early spring and besides the main falls there were many other rivers of water rushing to get to the bottom. I found some flat comfy rocks right at the edge where the main body of water plunges over. Looking down past my feet I watched the water... More 

Thank ButtercupSong
Mineral Springs, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Cascade Falls is very picturesque. You will take so many pictures. The weather was perfect. Get out of the casinos and enjoy nature, plus it's FREE....

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