Shirley Canyon Cascades Trail

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Shirley Canyon Cascades Trail is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Olympic Valley, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1387 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

views

waterfall

rocky

scramble

nature trips
29 days ago

hike was lit AF

1 month ago

Awesome hike!! Beautiful views. Challenging and worth every step.

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Remember the "free" tram isn't always running: can shut down for the day unanounnced anytime.

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1 month ago

Long hike but beautiful

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2 months ago

Great hike with gorgeous views! Not for those who are afraid of heights

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2 months ago

Did this hike Labor Day weekend. Hiked up to High Camp and took tram down. Decent amount of complaining from my 11 year old but he did it. Beautiful.

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I completed this hike in July. It's steep, but very pretty. Take the tram from the top of Squaw to get down for free. You must hike up from Shirley lake to get to it. Very fulfilling day!

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