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This easy to moderate hiking trail offers a scenic view of Cascade Lake and Cascade Falls.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yea the view is amazing. The climb was rough at times and scary. The rocks were slippery at some points and with no signs we didn’t know exactly where to go. Lucky we followed others going in the same direction but when we got to...More

Thank luzsbrain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this hike to be harder than just easy. But it could have been that we hiked all day and this was our last stop. We thought the trail was not clearly marked once we got on the large granite rocks. Several people had...More

Thank karensSouthernIN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get there early! The trailhead is located at the back of the Bayview Trailhead entrance. Go all the way in for parking. Unbelievable views of Lake Tahoe Cascade Lake, and Cascade Falls! Nice 3-4 mile round trip hike. Not too difficult for most of it....More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this short hike. The sound of the falls roaring as you approached is awesome. It could be dangerous for small children so keep them very close by.

Thank RastaMatt
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great short hike. I would go again again. Put this on your list and enjoy. It’s just a short drive and you may need to take a bottle water with you.

Thank ben b
Reviewed 18 February 2018

While this hike was slightly underwhelming in the winter (the falls were frozen and a bit anti-climactic after a moderately challenging hike), I am still giving it five stars for it's views and intensity level. We parked on the side of the road and found...More

Thank mgerber18
Reviewed 23 October 2017

My wife, grown daughter and I visited Lake Tahoe in mid September. Checking reviews, I saw this trail is rated easy with great views. I am in my 60s with bad feet and knees but I am halfway in shape. That said, I would rate...More

Thank danieloW7812SH
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

You get to see 2 lakes: cascade lake and Lake Tahoe from end point. It’s beautiful view up there. I would rate the hike as medium and you get to stand near waterfalls and peep from the top

1  Thank Narasimha B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Next on our agenda the day after Kiva Beach with Sage and the SUP was hiking. Winding road up and the last parking spot, and we were excited to begin walking. We stopped and took lots of pictures, amazed at the beauty. Somehow at one...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I arrived just before sunrise on Sunday, September 10th. The trailhead parking has about 50 spots and 48 were full. There is no parking fee, so it appears that Desolation Wilderness backpackers favor this lot. I suppose that one could park near the highway and...More

Thank Cameron M
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