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
1433 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

views

waterfall

rocky

scramble

hiking
1 day ago

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

hiking
2 days ago

Long hike but beautiful

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7 days ago

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

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14 days 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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23 days ago

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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25 days ago

Challenging hike but so worth it! The views, waterfalls, wild flowers still in bloom the higher you get! Parts of hike from trailhead to Shirley Lake are on granite rock! Shirley Lake is so serene. We had lunch there. Hike out of Shirley Lake easy but once you reach service road it's steep to high camp. Tram was under maintenance so we had 3 mile hike down to Valley but enjoyed every step! Trail is marked well.

hiking
1 month ago

Super hike!

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