Lower Cascade Falls Trail

EASY 60 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.

DISTANCE
0.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
75 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

7 months ago

very small trail, super beautiful and secluded from town

hiking
8 months ago

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

8 months ago

Short and easy for anyone. Nice waterfall~

9 months ago

beautiful falls, short walk from the parking area

hiking
10 months ago

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

walking
10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

Nice waterfall but not really a hike.

10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

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

walking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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

hiking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

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

hiking
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.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Beautiful, went 4th of July very crowded.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Very nice!

hiking
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.

hiking
Monday, June 13, 2016

Great short hike for kids! Really impressive waterfall! I go to it on every visit to Ouray.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Just beautiful! So much to explore

hiking
Thursday, August 06, 2015

It's a sweet waterfall and you can climb up a little ways to get right under it!

hiking
Thursday, August 06, 2015

It's a sweet waterfall and you can climb up the rocks to get right under the falls!

cross country skiing
Friday, July 10, 2015

Cool waterfall

hiking
Friday, July 10, 2015

Small hike, great waterfall.

hiking
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Great little hike. There are tons of side trails to mix it up a bit. Highly recommended hike. Great for the whole familiy.

hiking
Sunday, April 06, 2014

My wife and I did this hike on our honeymoon, and really enjoyed it, saw a Doe Mule deer and 2 yearlings, nice views of Ouray from the Falls.

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