Explore the most popular walking 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.

27 days 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.

very easy trail

Land has been purchased and is now private. We ran into the owner (who was chill) but who mentioned that it was now his land. I would not encourage people to hike here for that reason.

Very beautiful lake with mountain at edge of the lake. The hike in is short but beautiful with beautiful wild flowers in July.

Very beautiful lake with mountain at edge of the lake. The hike in is short but beautiful with beautiful wild flowers in July.

Monday, May 29, 2017

very easy trail with many side paths to discover. Not very many good hammock spots and the trail was very busy. But a really fun and easy trail for a day hike.

horseback riding
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Easy for everyone, beautiful views. We walk it, geocache, bike and horseback ride here regularly!

The road is now posted as private property.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Very family friendly, and easy. Lots of nature, and site seeing.
I like that this trail is easily accessible to crown point campground.
If you go be sure to journey onto some of the side trails leading to the lake. Some have really nice beaches.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Beautiful views.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Easy family ride with great views.

I gave it three stars because of the unexpected adventure that we had getting to Skein and Raft Lakes.

As mentioned before, the FS 438 road is closed about 2 to 2 1/2 miles from the actual trail head. I had 4WD, but was with three other cars that did not and they were unable to get up to the point where the road was actually closed. There was a truck all the way up at the actual trail head and they said they made it there with 4WD. A group of about 15 of us decided to hike the road and then the trail.

The road was a constant climb, not hard but an extra 2+ miles makes it more than an "Easy" hike. We were passed by some ATVs that had no difficulty getting up the road.

The actual trail was a climb, but was not too hard. The lakes are nice at the end and it looked like there could be some good fishing at either lake although I was unable to fish. Skein Lake is the first lake to the left after you pass an old destroyed cabin. If you branch off and head out for another 1/2 - 3/4 of a mile you will get to Raft Lake which had lily pads, frogs, and fish jumping.

Overall, not all of our group made it all the way to the lakes, but the majority made it and loved the adventure! When most expected a 2 3/4 mile hike, it turned into an 8-9 mile hike.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

It is basically a service road with minimal to no elevation gain. The views of Cascade Lake are nice with multiple opportunities to walk down to sandy beaches but if you want a challenge do not go on this trail. It's not so much a hiking trail as it is a walking path.

The FS 438 road is closed due to a landslide about half way up the trail head. It looks like an ATV can get around the slide.

off road driving
Monday, April 18, 2016

Fun flowing trail. Best starting point is on the right about a half mile up scriver cr. rd.

Overall great day hike and great destination. However, the "road" (forest road 438) is actually more like an atv trail. Very bumpy and pretty narrow in spots. Do recommend 4wd and high clearance, but a sedan did make it up so it is possible. That being said, the overall experience was a 9/10. The hike itself in incredible. Suitable for most anyone, the lakes are both awesome. I found it to be about a mile to skein lake and an extra 3/4 mile to raft lake with about 900 ft elevation gain to raft lake. Would highly recommend for anyone.

Fun trail for off-road motorcycling. Well-groomed, no downed trees. However, there are some eroded sections that need corrective attention prior to the next rainy season.

28 days ago

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