Cascade Falls Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Tahoma, CA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Nice easy and also available during winter!
Great hike! Great views Cascade Lake. There stone steps going and out. Not much elevation change. This hike is great for the entire family. Bring a picnic to have at the falls.
Great hike when you want to get away but don't have time or energy to hike for miles.
This is the first trail I've hiked in the mountains so it felt moderate to me. It starts out with a dirt path and then gets rocky the rest of the way. The views were stunning as you have cascade lake to your left and the mountain to your right. I hiked this trail in Columbus Day weekend so the waterfall was just like a stream but still, it was quite peaceful to hear the water running and have yet another beautiful view of the lake in front of the waterfall.
Did this trail with our 2and 4 yo. While the first part is really easy going the kids have to listen to you in the second part. It gets rocky and here and there some "dangerous" (for kids) parts.
All in all a nice family trail if the kids have quite safe hiking skills
Beautiful views with little effort. Went on an afternoon that promised rain and snow showers so crowds were non-existent. Excellent views of Lake Tahoe and Cascade Lake down below. Lovely granite trails. Good for athletic dogs; not so good for small, older dogs. Magical during an afternoon snow shower!
Beautiful views! I would say it's a bit more aggressive of a hike than moderate. Lots of climbing.. Unfortunately the falls were a mere trickle due to the drought but still worth the time!
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Did the trail today with husband who is 12 weeks off an ACL surgery. He felt the ups and downs of the rock climbing but otherwise an easy trail. Labor Day weekend on Saturday was SWARMING with both people and yellow jackets. Don't recommend this trail this time of year. Go Spring or early Summer.
This is a very beautiful not-too-tough hike. You will get a lot of exercise climbing over rocks, inclines, declines and the views are worth it. There are a lot of bees out this year so avoid wearing scented sunscreen, etc. We came upon a few hives/nests near the falls (trickles this year). I would give this 5 stars but it's a very crowded trail and you have to pull out a lot to allow people to pass. Took our 8 y/o shepherd and he was pooped at the end of the day. We went on a Tuesday late morning.
This trail is great! You get to hike all over cascade falls and it's amazing and relaxing. Not many people on the trail either. We left around 9am. Not to miss.
Great trail with amazing views the entire way. My husband and I took our two dogs with us and we all had a blast. We kept our dogs on the leash while on the trail mainly for other hikers but they would have been fine off on their own. When we got to the falls we let them roam around and have fun playing in the water, which was so pretty and very refreshing. Lots of little pools of water for people to hang out and sit on and the rocks are not slippary which was a plus. If you walk down to the actual falls you can only see the top of it as it's a big drop off and don't want to get too close, especially your dog's or kids. The actual hike I would say is moderate as there are lots of big rocks/bolders to climb over and around however there was a woman on Trail that was in her 80's that was doing pretty well with some assistance though. Would definitely recommend this hike.
Short but fairly tecnical. Beautiful of course.
Very short (20 mins) and easy. Beautiful cascades.
Beautiful trail, with a beautiful view along the way. Great payoff for a shorter hike. Family-friendly, even with young kids. Watch them carefully at the falls. Depending on their age, they can climb around the rocks and falls, but there are some areas of rushing water, but also some shallow pools within the rocks.
Well marked trail with a beautiful cascading waterfall even in July! Great vistas while hiking as well.