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walking
51 minutes ago

Beautiful view (I went mid-August) regardless of the weather. Doesn’t get much better than a day with no clouds and high 70 degree weather. Takes about 20 minutes at a slow walk to get to a view of south lake, and then a 15-20 minute slow walk without an incline that looks over Carnelian Bay. Great little walk for families and people who want a great selfie photo.

Great easy hike and not busy. Parking is limited at the trailhead, but is accessible if you're staying at the campgrounds.

hiking
2 days ago

Very pretty hike with a nice scenery all the way. Also good hike for beginners that want to take a slightly more complicated path as its not very even but still easy and not too long.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful views, waterfall reward. Nice to get the boots off to cool down your feet at the falls. Well marked trail. Worth the effort.

Short, easy hike with beautiful views at the end!

Outstanding hike. Moderate at times but overall a very doable hike. Multiple shady spots to relax and take a break on the longer uphills. Suggest hiking up the falls a bit as there are a lot of places to relax in the cool water and shade of trees but also going down to the edge of the falls for the great photo opportunity. Trail head on the return is poorly marked but it's not too difficult to find your way.

Love love love it!! Hard hike down with the paddle board I would think but next time I might try to bring it.

hiking
13 days ago

A beautiful hike! The day was perfect with blue skies and could see for miles. The view of Cascade Lake was breathtaking. The falls were still a great site to see despite from what we read that the water fall is much greater during the spring/early summer. Bring water and a snack/lunch to enjoy around the falls.

very nice trail.....if this fatboy Texan can do it......so can you !

Beach is quick to get to

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful views of Cascade Lake and nice stone steps.

hiking
19 days ago

Great hiking spot gorgeous view!

hiking
20 days ago

This was a pretty and easy trail. Nice views and the trail is visible and marked. This specific loop trail is a modified version of the posted lighthouse trail. I like this one because of the elevation. I am new to hiking and this was easy for me. I do advise to wear proper shoes because some sections are slippery ( stairs).
Tip: it’s 10 dollars for parking/entrance.

Great little trail for the whole family. During the summer months the parking can be quite scary, most of this is due to Emerald Bay overlook on the other side of the freeway. Saw a handful of parents with kids in backpacks.

hiking
22 days ago

This trail has amazing views of Lake Tahoe! It is a workout with the steep inclines going up but quick and easy going back down! Family and dog friendly. Quick hike / walk unless you stop and read all the signs with historical info about the lake or just sit and enjoy the view. Definitely a must! The trail head is marked with a green gate, parking is on the road next to it. There is a bathroom at top.

hiking
22 days ago

Great view of the lakes along the interpretive loop.

Easy and flat trail

Quick easy walk, moderate climb to beautiful lake views. Fun markers describing history of area on loop.

hiking
27 days ago

Beautiful hike with great views of Cascade Lake and Lake Tahoe beyond. Trailhead parking area was full but no problem finding parking along street outside of the campground and only a short walk back to the trailhead. Would rate this as moderate for anyone with older joints due to the rocky trail. Trekking poles are a great help. This was a crowded trail - mentioned in local tourist news papers- so not one if you enjoy solitude along with your hike.

hiking
28 days ago

Beautiful view!
Well marked, different site seeing, and fun facts along the way lots of fun.

Beautiful views! Lots of traffic; even during the middle of the week. Pretty rocky in a few spots. Wear good shoes and pack plenty of water.

hiking
29 days ago

Leave early in the a.m. for a better chance of parking, What a great easy hike, rocky in the beginning with mild elevation change. The falls are a good place to dip your toes and eat your lunch. Great views.
We did Eagle Falls first then headed to Cascade.

on Cascade Falls Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Much of trail is rocky so need to be agile

Easy hike. Great for the kids.

It was a great hike. Took my 8 year old and while it was shorter, the hills made it a great workout. She made it just fine! Beautiful view, go early to avoid crowds.

1 month ago

Easy, lovely trail. Views of the lake and once you reach the falls you can get right up to them. Plenty of space to hang out by the falls and enjoy the views or even picnic.

1 month ago

Absolutely fabulous view!

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely stunning location to watch the sun rise over the lake. Also helps that very few other folks wake up that early, so you have the point mostly to yourself.

walking
1 month ago

Very easy but great and informative hike. Excellent for younger kids but all ages will enjoy.

Lovely early summer hike up a rocky steppe and along a rushing mountain stream, capped by a beautiful waterfall.

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