Cascade Falls

  

The trail starts at the Bayview Trailhead on the back side of Bayview Campground. The round-trip to the falls is not in Desolation Wilderness, so no permit is needed. The trail is public, but Cascade Lake itself is a private lake. The trail is approximately one-mile each way, for a total of a two-mile round-trip. The trail is easy and mostly level, but rocky. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended.

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Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

Directions to the trailhead: Take Highway 89 north from South Lake Tahoe approximately 8 miles to the Bayview Campground across from Inspiration Point. Parking is located at the far end of the campground. Access: Look for the trailhead sign at the far end of the parking area. Attractions and Considerations: Spectacular views of the 200 foot high falls and Cascade Lake can be seen from this short trail.

Fire InformationNo campfires
Elevation desc6800/6910
Difficulty Level: Easy
Areas & Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.9439

  Longitude : 
-120.0994

 

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