Cascade Springs Trail #0148


Cascade Springs Trail #0148

The Cascade Springs Interpretive Trail is a short walk over a paved and boardwalk path where you can spend time enjoying the rushing waters and trout darting through the pools.  Cascade Springs consists of a number of Springs producing over 7,000,000 gallons of water daily, flowing over a series of travertine ledges and through a series of pools into Provo Deer Creek.  Along the trail are a number of view areas and benches permitting leisurely enjoyment of the springs and cascades.  Signs along the trail serve to illustrate the hydrologic (water) cycle.  Parking, rest rooms and drinking water are available at the site.  There are no picnic facilities available.  NOTE: Fishing is not permitted at the springs.

Vegetation:  Trees found along the trail are box elder, willow, water birch, maple, oak, aspen, chokecherry, and hawthorn.  Other plants in the area include cattails, watercress, sagebrush, serviceberry, oregon grape, snowberry, thistle, stinging nettle, rose, columbine, monkshood, showy daisy and others.

At a Glance

Best Season: spring, summer, fall

General Information


Access #1:  From I-15, take Orem 800 North Exit 272 and travel east on this road, Highway 52, until you reach the mouth of Provo Canyon.  Make a left turn onto Provo Canyon Scenic Byway, Highway 189.  Travel on this road past Sundance for approximately 7 miles onto the Alpine Loop Road, Highway 92.  It is a winding, narrow road which requires great care as it is a very popular destination.  Cascade Springs is located on the Cascade Spring Road.  The road is a right turnoff from the Alpine Loop raod.  The distance from the Alpine Loop turnoff to Cascade Springs is approximately 6.5 miles.

Access #2:  Cascade Springs may also be reached over a dirt road via Wasatch Mountain State Park and Heber.  In dry weather, this makes a nice return route back to Provo and takes you by Deer Creek Reservoir.

GPS Coordinates: 
Beginning of trail:  (lower parking lot):  N 40° 29'.64  W 111° 32' 56.01"
End of trail (upper parking lot):  N 40° 27' 42.4  W 111° 33' 6.51"


General Notes:

Mid-Elevation Forested Environment

Trail Open To:  Hiking

Trail Grade:  Trail grades range from 5 to 10 percent

Trail Considerations:  Trail users should be aware of the high level of use that this trail receives. 

For more information about trail considerations, please go to .



Show detail SHOW

Outdoor Learning

Hide detail HIDE

Interpretive Areas

Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
0.9 miles

  Elevation : 
6,270 ft