Lower Cascade Falls Trail

EASY 80 reviews

Lower Cascade Falls Trail is a 0.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ouray, 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 February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.2 miles
75 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


Easy walk from close to downtown with a great waterfall (seasonal) From the trailhead simply follow the trail along the stream as it leads you up to the falls. If the stream isn't flowing at the trailhead it's not likely there will be any falls to see at the end. There are several signs along the way to tell you a little about the area and the falls. Bring a rain jacket if you want to get very close to the falls.

8 days ago

Super short, great for little kids, cool water fall to see. Great to see if you are just site seeing around Ouray

23 days ago

super cute town, amazing waterfall, just the right length for everyone... high altitude was a little rough but AMAZING

26 days ago

Short walk to a beautiful waterfall. Went early July when it was still really dry and the waterfall wasn't very full but still enjoyed it. Plenty of boulders to jump around on and climb. Great for kids.

Took part of the Perimeter Trail and the Portland Trail after playing near the waterfall to lengthen the hike.

1 month ago

Amazing !!!! Climbing up the waterfall and enjoying the beauty!!! The kids loved it.

1 month ago

Great for kids.

1 month ago

Description is perfect. Falls are awesome but at a distance. Finding a way to get closer to that splash.

2 months ago

Super easy hike. Definetely worth the short walk up to it. we walked up behind the waterfall and got some good photos and videos of the waterfall from behind the curtain of water. Kid friendly. Will take the kids next time. They will be sure to enjoy it.

So pretty!

11 months ago

very small trail, super beautiful and secluded from town

11 months ago

easy hike - gorgeous view!! we had the place to ourselves on an august afternoon!! so pretty

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Short and easy for anyone. Nice waterfall~

Monday, July 17, 2017

beautiful falls, short walk from the parking area

Thursday, June 15, 2017

short hike up to the falls. cross the bridge and the path will take you to a shelf behind the falls. beautiful.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Not really a hike just a nice short walk to the falls. Super family friendly, with a trail to the left side that leads you up to the middle of the waterfall which was very cool. That trail is not for families though-- a bit steep. Very touristy and please watch your kids! When I visited there was a mom not paying attention and her kids climbed up the side of the waterfall (NOT a trail) and if they had slipped it could have been very bad.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

It wasn't so much a hike as it was a viewing of the falls. Which was spectacular

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Nice waterfall but not really a hike.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Short hike. If you take the path to the left just before the base of the falls, you can get to the rock ledge behind the falls. My 6 year old was a lot more excited to be behind the falls.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

beautiful ! If you keep to the left of the fall you can walk right up to the base and feel the mist

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

This is an easy little walk when in Ouray. You can see the falls from a ways away too, but the hike is not that long. One of the many things to do when in this area.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

You can even go behind the falls. Be careful. Spring is the best time. Lots of water during that time of year.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

very easy hike to a beautiful waterfall.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Easy to get to, and nice way to get a little exercise. We were at the base of the falls in no time at all.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

short walk from the parking to the falls, great walk for those that can't hike long distances. amazing view of the fall

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Nice short little hike, and it's nice and open so you can hike around. Very kid friendly.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Great, short little hike. Good place for kids to explore the rocks, little alcoves, and waterfall. Easy to hike right from downtown.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Beautiful, went 4th of July very crowded.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Very nice!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Fairly easy walk from the parking lot or even from Main Street. Very accessible for most hikers. Will definitely be back with the kids.

Monday, June 20, 2016

If you are in Ouray and you do not go see the falls you missed one of the best things that is at your fingertips. Nice to cool off in the heatwave.

Load More