Explore the most popular trails near Cascade with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
3 days ago

Hiked on 9/4/18 with our two dogs and 2 month old. It was a beautiful September hike. We’ve backpacked this in June where there was a ton of snow so it was nice to see it all dry. Lake was pretty muddy at the beach area where we stopped to relax and have lunch. Nice and easy hike but remember you have to hike up on the way back! We hiked on a weekday and ran into a few other families. I hear the weekends get busy. I highly recommend.

hiking
10 days ago

great short hike. camped overnight, very peaceful. highly recommended if you're a beginner.

great place. was quite a few people when we went couldnt get to the bigger pools they were packed with people... but we found a small one and the kids enjoyed it still!

hiking
20 days ago

Super family friendly..about a mile to the lake, beautiful views, and so peaceful. packed a lunch and enjoyed exploring!

I'll add some pictures, but they don't do the scenery justice. At all. This hike is gorgeous. I only made it to the first lake before turning around, but that lake was gorgeous. Like another reviewer said, the way back was MUCH more strenuous than the way in due to the hike back being all uphill. I took my time and admired the amazing scenery. I will absolutely be adding this to my list of regular hikes. I brought my dog and he did really well.

Fun little hike, enjoyed it with the wife and kids. Close to Cascade and Mccall so lots of people.

Very nice easy 1 mike hike. The road up to the trail is rough and requires a 4wd. Not much parking at the trailhead so go on a non busy day.

Beautiful hike! It was a little more strenuous on the way back just because the way there was mainly downhill. Went to the first lake, I believe was hidden lake.lots of frogs, our dogs loved it.

hiking
1 month ago

easy in. moderate out.

great trail for a ATV or side by side, although the trail is big enough for a full size truck or SUV.

camping
1 month ago

awesome!

hiking
1 month ago

Great place to go for a beautiful hike through meadows of wild flowers. I uploaded photos but there did not attach to my review.

hiking
1 month ago

We loved this hike, it was good for all ages! The hike itself was short but spectacular and the lake was amazing. Next time we will pack in more supplies to hang out by the lake longer.

road biking
1 month ago

This is a beautiful trail however it ends in 2.5 miles. The sign says temporary closure. The county is negotiating with the property owners to allow public use of the trail.

Just Do It! You will not be sorry..well worth the time..beautiful drive to trailhead...short 25-30min hike to the lake...tough hour hike back up but just take your time and enjoy the scenery. Bring some repellent mosquitos are bad. Felt bad walking thru folks campsites along the trail...campers weren't too worried about it! Great "first time" hike for you or the fam!

Easily marked trailhead with facilities. You hike down first to the lake, and back up. It was somewhat busy the Sunday afternoon we went, but still scenic, and you had ample space to yourself.

Hike back up is decently steep, but very short and there is lots of trees for shade.

Very nice views, both of the alpine meadows and also the lake. Water was cold ans very refreshing to dip your feet into.

My favorite hike!!! Down hill with some loose rock until you get to the lake. It is only a mile to the lake. I hike all the way around the lake and really love the views from everywhere in this hike!! Some beautiful spots to tie up a hammock and enjoy some time. The parking area is small. There is also a "bathroom"(nice outhouse) at the trailhead. I would take some bug spray with you though.

2 months ago

Amazing easy trail. Only con is the starving mosquitoes, so be prepared. Went down to the lake and water was pretty refreshing as we jumped from the rocks. I highly recommend.

Fun,easy hike down to and around the lake. Drive up to the trailhead a bit further on gravel than I expected, but a great adventure nonetheless!!

This was a beautiful and scenic hike. I would do it again. But we had my 3 year old granddaughter and mother in law. The hike was easy going down but coming back up was really strenuous for them. The views were incredible.

This was the first time I've ever been hiking, but it was a great experience. The lake was beautiful, everyone was incredibly respectful of each other and the area. The hike back was a challenge, though, and some reviewers said that it would be considered a moderate hike back because of how steep it gets. Definitely had to rest a few times. Overall, really fun!

Beautiful hike! The road is definitely rougher so I’d recommend taking a SUV, a sedan could make it but you’ll want to take your time. The landslide mentioned a couple years ago isn’t much now so don’t let that stop you from continuing to the TH.

The hike itself is great, I wouldn’t say it’s challenging. You get a lot of breaks with flat parts. The ground is pretty soft and compact with lots of larger rocks that act as aids in stepping up steeper parts.

Lake is beautiful, MAKE SURE to bring Bug Spray!!! We got eaten alive by mosquitos when the sun went away. My husband fished, there are a ton of fish up there.

We took our 5 week old and 22 month old kids up there so parents, bring your kids on this hike!

walking
2 months ago

The Crown Point Rail-Trail is a nice and easy walking path. The trailhead starts at the Crown Point campgrounds in Lake Cascade State Park. The trail offers some nice views of the clear water lake, small inlet sandy beaches, pine woods, small meadows and ponds. As mentioned below, there are many smaller trails that take you down to the water’s edge as well as some that go off into the wooded areas.

Took the son (3yo) in an Osprey kid carrier backpack. Made it to the top of the first hill, 1/2 mile in with 484ft elevation gain. Was a thigh burner, especially with the kid on my back. At the top of the hill there was the first private property signage (west side of the mountain), and a bench swing with a majestic view of Garden Valley below. The trail markers here are east of the private property signage, so unknown where the property lines are. Decent hike, if I didn’t have a 3yo strapped to my back I would loved to hike on and see the rest. I’ll add photos of trail head, swing and property signage.

PREPARE PREPARE PREPARE. Mosquitoes EVERYWHERE. Not just by the water, not just on the trail, by the parking lot too. CRAZY amount of mosquitos.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy 1.6 mile hike. All the elevation is at the end as you start the hike declining down to the lake. Gorgeous landscape and very picturesque (check out my uploads). Took the kids and our pup and everyone loved it. Originally came before May 31st and it was closed saying its closed Nov 13th-May 31st so keep that in mind. Last 8 miles of the drive is up hill on dirt if thats a issue dont proceed but we all do this because we love the journey.

hiking
3 months ago

We hiked on June 2nd, the first weekend it opened. Be aware that the dirt road you drive up is closed until they open at the end of May. Not sure when they close the road. There was lots of spring run off also in some part we had to pass there were big patches of 3ft of snow depth. We survived wearing tennis shoes/ hiking shoes because it was a beautiful warm day about 70 degrees. The trail begins down hill and you cross 2/3 streams this time of year. Easy hike down to the lake. The lake is spectacular! There are some great rocks for sitting on. The views are amazing. This is a great hike for kids. Both my 13yr. And 9yr. Old boys love it. Lots of things to see and rocks to climb! They thought it was hilarious that there mother was hip deep in snow at one point! Which there can be spots like this so be aware. There were still sheets of Ice on the shaded part of the lake. I imaging by July it will be melted. My kids can’t wait to go back and jump into the lake! I gave this 4 stars only because the trek back is all up hill. It’s not too bad you just take breaks in between. Bring water and snacks because you’ll want to stay a while!

walking
3 months ago

Fun easy hike. Out and back add far as you would like to go. Relatively flat. Bikeable.

Not technically a “hike” but it is an incredibly awesome hot springs. There are two small pools that are usually full of people. The water is great and it is relaxing. Definitely going back.

This is by no means an “easy” trail. It’s super steep and made more for side by sides or dirt bikes. We ran into private property not far into it so had to turn around. Definitely disappointing and people should not waste the drive going here.

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