Come to Cascade for the rushing river and grand waterfalls that lay within a gorge, lush with moss and ferns that grow on black volcanic rocks. Hike the trail through birch, spruce and white cedar; stop to see the views of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world. Trails connect with the Superior Hiking Trail and the North Shore State Trail and offer great recreational opportunities to hikers and cross-country skiers. Drive-in and backpack campsites are available.
I've hiked all of the parks along the north shore and this one will always be ranked towards the top! The hike to Lookout Mountain is so worth the views you get at the top! I try to make this hike every time I travel north. Even just wading in the river down by it's mouth to the Lake Superior is gorgeous. Also, lots of good hammock hangs over the river!
This is rated as hard but for serious hikers it is pretty moderate. Elevation never gets above 2000 ft above sea level so breathing is easier. If you are not a serious hiker and you are out of shape this could be hard. I am generous with the stars.
Karlie A. on Superior Hiking Trail: Cascade River Loop
Loved this hike. Gorgeous views. It was quite muddy at the beginning, but dried out as we got closer to the river. I would definitely do it again.
Multiple scenic falls to see. I would not recommend to not turn back as the map suggest. Continue on the trail, keep left as the trail splits, and follow the trail up a huge hill and you will come upon another hidden treasure. explore to find out what it is! The trail loops back. As always, bring plenty of water.