Crystal Cascades

HARD 4 reviews

Crystal Cascades is a 9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Moore, Montana that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,404 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

forest

lake

river

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

snow

hiking
3 months ago

Incredible views of the lake! One of my favorite spots in Montana. Take note that even in mid-June there is a ton of snow near the top so if you don’t have snow shoes you’ll be struggling through 3+ ft of snow for about a mile.

hiking
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Beautiful scenery, very rocky once you get to the top and make sure you go in the ice caves on the back side! Gorgeous! And my dog really loved getting to cool down in the ice caves before heading back, definitely bring bear spray and we had a couple run ins in this area!

hiking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

trail was moderately difficult. but the view from the top of the ridge and the ice caves were well worth the effort!

hiking
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Superb views and challenging terrain. the waterfall and Ice Caves are worth the leg burning hike. Crystal waterfall is 3 1/2 miles roughly from either trail head. Ice caves are a bit over 5 miles from the trailhead located just outside of Crystal Lakes day use area.