The park closed early for the season for restroom renovation, repaving and water line replacement. The first thing that strikes you when you arrive at Cascadia is the tranquility. While the park is quite large, there are barely two dozen campsites, making this a great spot for an intimate getaway. The campground and east picnic area are open May 1-September 30. The west picnic area is open year-round. A pair of hiking trails give you a chance to explore the area. A .75 mile trail leads to the spectacular Soda Creek Falls. A newer trail ushers you through historic Douglas-fir trees along the South Santiam River (a good place to fish and swim). Ruts from the historic Santiam Wagon Road are visible in the park (the trail was used as a military route in the 1800s).

hiking
6 months ago

An easy hike with some incline. That creek though! So beautiful. And the waterfall at the end was amazing. We spent some time right at the base of the falls. There's a couple big flat rocks perfect for sitting or laying and enjoying the nature around you. We went on Memorial Day and only saw a couple other people. Peaceful! And there was one spot that was pretty muddy. Our dog did great on this trail too.

hiking
6 months ago

Very beautiful, nobody was there which made for a peaceful experience!

It was muddy... but I knew it would be! It was beautiful and lots of water coming over them falls!!

Very, very wet! But all around great trail!
Both dogs were able to walk side by side in front of me, which was great.
Falls at the end were definitely worth the hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful hike n great workout. Last half of the hike is uphill, well worth it.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Quite an uphill hike but a lovely falls at the end! Very slippery too!

hiking
Friday, August 19, 2016

It was ok. Wish I had gone not in August and hopefully more run off would've had the fall bigger. It was cool going down to the river after the hike though!

Saturday, August 06, 2016