Cascade Lake Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Cascade Lake Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Olga, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.4 miles
137 feet

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



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Hike around Cascade lake in Moran state park on Orcas Island, WA.

3 days ago

Great hike! Starting from the day use area, you have the option to connect to the Cascade Falls trail, which offers a couple waterfalls and adds a little bit more distance. Lots of great views throughout.

7 days ago

Not just a view of the lake, but lots of trees and wildlife. I did the lake loop and the lagoon together. It took about 1 1/2 hours

2 months ago

Nice hike, although the entire west section of the trail is within earshot of the main road on the island, so it’s not super peaceful. But the east side of the lake is really beautiful and has very nice views. Doable hike for almost anyone, not too much elevation gain.

7 months ago

Good easy hike but the best part are the wonderful swimming spots and fun rock jumping opportunities from the trail!

11 months ago

Great views all over. Busy place in the summer. Good places to jump off rocks into the water as well. P.s. Don't touch the snail shells, they stink.

11 months ago

Well kept. great hike with kids.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Great walk around a beautiful body of water. The up and down make it a moderate hike, but it wasn't too difficult.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Easy trail around this peaceful lake. You'll come to a gorgeous bridge and we just took in the silence. So gorgeous. Picnic tables are on one side where Trail begins. Worth the hike for sure.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Beautiful Lake and well manicured trail

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Nice, easy trail. Recommend walking counter-clockwise. And recommend taking the detour to Cascade falls (.9 each way) for more of a challenge and the falls are a beautiful reward.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

We combined this hike with the add on loop to cascade falls. Very nice views and changing terrain. Steep in sections and the stated elevation gain is misleading as the ups and downs are near constant. We started and ended at day use beach, great views of lake all around the loop.

Friday, September 18, 2015

I went with a friend and came in the short hike. Being from Arizona the temperature was nice and cool well canopied trees and lovely soft groomed paths. We just hiked in to the Cascades and back out.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Very nice trail. I actually combined a few different trails into one hike. Started out at the Northend Campground across from the swimming area, following the signs for Cascade Lake Trail. From there found the trail head for Cascade Falls. First waterfall was small but pretty. Continued on to Cascade Falls, which was larger and very pretty as well. Continuing on, came upon a sign for Sunrise Rock. Short but steady climb to the top for a very nice view of the lake below. It was a hot day and there was almost no one on the trails, but the trails themselves were cool and shaded for the most part. In all hiked close to 5 miles.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Hiked here in December, and the road to the top of Mt. Constitution was closed due to icy and snowy roads. We did our mileage at the lower elevations and had a beautiful and peaceful hike. Summer is the peak season, but for contrarians, the fall and winter months are very pleasant too.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

09/21/2014 (Sunday) - We've been coming here to camp for the last 20 years. This lake is idyllic, especially in the early morning. The hike is simple and the trail is beautifully maintained. There is a short stretch on the east side where you have to walk along the road that runs next to the lake edge. Not a big deal. I'll post some photos.

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

I lived on Orcas last summer and I ran this trail daily. It has beautiful views of the lake and very quiet. Some days I included the extended trail around the lagoon. This is a really wonderful trail for eveyone.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

This trail meanders through some beautiful woods, always hugging the shoreline. There were a couple areas that additional signage would have been helpful but if you are doing the trail clockwise, just keep to the right and you will be fine. Start this trail an hour and a half before sunset and you will have excellent sunset views over the lake.

9 months ago

recorded Track - Apr 30, 04:19 PM

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