Cascade Falls

EASY 145 reviews
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Cascade Falls is a 7.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Lake, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until August. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
675 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful trail!

6 months ago

Great trail and we saw quite a few kids ( ages 7 or 8) making the hike. We did this hike in tennis shoes and it was fine. It took about 1hour and 45 minutes to get to the falls. The first 30 minutes are flat and wide and picturesque...and a good warm up for the remaining hike. Trail starts with a parallel to a private fenced ranch and we saw 3 horses. Then the trail follows the river through a grassy meadow area and then into the mountains.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike! Beautiful falls.

7 months ago

The waterfall was really cool and the hike was not bad at all. Only gave four stars because of all the flies swarming me on the way back (mother nature's fault of course).

hiking
7 months ago

one of my favorite hikes.

8 months ago

Very nice trail, easy and great views.

hiking
8 months ago

Great easy hike for a family ! Went with my wife and son and parents . They all had a great time . My wife and I hike a lot and this was a great beginners trail an destination.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hike! Saw a few mule deer and moose.

8 months ago

This is my favorite hike in the area. It has everything from amazing views, various terrains, and a big payoff at the end. I've never had a problem with wild life here, though today we were confronted & had a standoff with 6 rather big deer who didn't want to get off the trail. Started the heck out of me! Nonetheless, if you're hiking at a clip you can make it just under 3hrs.

8 months ago

Very nice Trail. Low traffic. We saw 3 moose 5 minutes from Trail head. We went all the way up to North Inlet junction which took 6 hours in and out. Great views of the creek, waterfalls, many water crossings. Not too steep all the way thru. Strongly recommend.

8 months ago

Great for kids.

8 months ago

Great trail from beginning to end. Saw two moose in the first mile or so beside the river. Well maintained trail. Even with some rain it was easily hiked.

hiking
9 months ago

The falls were awesome towards the end, but the first mile or so was kinda bland.

hiking
9 months ago

it was a great hike up to the falls. Worth the climb. beautiful scenery.

9 months ago

Great short hike for kids
Falls are awesome!

9 months ago

Nice trail. Falls are a great endpoint. The first half mile or so are not as exciting, but the last part near the falls is more interesting.

backpacking
9 months ago

We hiked Cascade Trail all the way to the waterfalls. the trail was well maintained, gorgeous views of a wide range of nature, and a great spot to have a picnic lunch at the waterfalls (3.4 miles in) we had a great time!

hiking
9 months ago

This is a pleasant hike to Cascade falls. The first mile or so is a little dull. The trail is in great condition despite all the rain that has fallen over the last days. We started at 7:30 and saw about 10 mule deer close to the trail and 4 moose. At the end you don't get a great view of the falls themselves.
I prefer the Green Ridge Trail aka East Inlet Trail past Adams Falls.

hiking
9 months ago

This was an easy beautiful trail.

9 months ago

Wonderful! We had a great time hiking and fly fishing. It was a beautiful hike with the family.

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

Loved this hike through gorgeous forest. Easy, but beautiful. Saw several moose along the way. Gave my feet a much-needed break from hiking boots and wore tennis shoes - totally doable.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful hike!

9 months ago

Great falls!

9 months ago

Gorgeous views.

10 months ago

Easy and beautiful. Great hike, river is raging!

hiking
10 months ago

Very nice hike lots of red Columbines blooming now in June. We also saw a Western Tanager up close and the spring runoff was t its peak!

hiking
10 months ago

Loved it! Great mountain views and meadows. Falls were spectacular.

10 months ago

Hike through meadows & forest. We saw great rock formations, there are 2 smaller falls areas before you get to Cascade, we also saw a number of moose on our hike. Thoroughly enjoyed this hike from start to finish.

10 months ago

Overall an easy hike, would be great for kids but as of 5/29 there were still a LOT of fallen trees on the trail that could cause problems for little ones. No snow on the ground as of 5/29 either, but plenty of mud. The view of the falls at the top is pretty, but to get to the good picture spots you have to go off trail into some rougher parts, so keep that in mind!

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