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Great hike!

I've noticed the reviews for this hike are all over the board as far as difficulty goes so here is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jessica W
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A nice morning hike - get there early!

We had gone to Taylor Creek Visitor Center the day before and the park ranger recommended the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Cruz, California
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This easy to moderate hiking trail offers a scenic view of Cascade Lake and Cascade Falls.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've noticed the reviews for this hike are all over the board as far as difficulty goes so here is the situation: we are a family of 4 with a 6 year old and a 3 year old. We are from Colorado so we are...More

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had gone to Taylor Creek Visitor Center the day before and the park ranger recommended the Cascade Falls Trail. Last year we did the hike to Eagle Lake which we felt was really gorgeous. We enjoyed Cascade Falls but it was really hot and...More

1  Thank LoveToTravel524
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cascade Falls Trail is always top of lists when looking for outdoor activities in Tahoe, and for good reason. The parking can be a little tight on the weekend but worth the search. The trail itself is well maintained. Most of it is kind of...More

Thank Philip L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An easy 1.4 mile (round trip) hike features a nice cascading falls that flows down to enter Emerald Bay on the southern portion of Lake Tahoe. The hike starts at the back of the Bayview Campground off Emerald Bay Road. Not much elevation change and...More

Thank IslandTraveler777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful waterfall and view of lake at the end of the hike. Rocky uphill hike with beautiful views. Bring sunscreen and water, most of the hike is in the sun.

Thank Makenzie1000
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views of Emerald Bay and cool pools for the kids to play in! A steep hike, maybe a little intense for the kids but scenic!

Thank Nate S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The views all along this hike are fantastic. The falls at the end are the icing on the cake. We were there in summer of 2016 and the water flow was pretty minimal ... but still gorgeous. I can only imagine what it's like this...More

Thank Jaydn2112
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Cascade Falls is flat out gorgeous and I am very glad that we made this impromptu stop while on our road trip. There are 2 “main” waterfalls in this Southwestern area of Lake Tahoe (this one and Eagle Falls) and this one seems to be...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 5 July 2017

amazing, but even though short, have to go over big rocks. Many people used walking sticks and be sure to wear hiking shoes.

Thank evie r
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This is a popular trail; we saw many folks during our hike. Bring hiking staffs! This is a difficult hike with many steep steps on rocky terrain. The Forest Service descriptions need to be improved. Having said this we did enjoy the hike, at least...More

Thank HikerDave2
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