Azure Lake via Cascade Creek Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

Azure Lake via Cascade Creek Trail is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near South Lake Tahoe, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 5.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,145 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

lake

views

wildlife

snow

off trail

no dogs

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over grown
rocky
1 hour ago

yes you're right, the trail gets lost to a bunch of fallen trees and rocks and stuff, but we felt we went too far to turn back and so we made our way over the fallen trees with our nimble feet and kept going. it gets crazy for a min there. also, steep and sheer granite rock sides afterwards too.. just run up them, it's faster. then there will be a beautiful waterfall on some rocks where you can cool down and get a fresh drink of some of the best water on earth, seriously. then you'll finally make it to Azure Lake. it's so damn beautiful.... you just gotta trust that you're gonna find the trail again- because it does pick up again. it's not that hard to find the trail again after the crossing of the fallen trees. then leave the lake by heading over Maggies peak and back to the parking lot.. not as easy task as this sounds though after the slog from earlier lol.. I highly recommend this hike though. there was no one there during our four hrs there swimming around and eating. and the lake was incredibly gorgeous.

hiking
21 days ago

Less than a mile in, you come to a river coming down from the mountain to the lake. The trail is impossible to follow at that point. Our group tried several directions and each time ended up wandering through woods til we hit fallen trees or rocks that could not be passed.

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