Cascade Falls


The trail to Cascade Falls is a short (2 miles round trip), easy hike to a beautiful location with gorgeous views of the falls, Cascade Lake and Lake Tahoe. The low/high elevations are 6800'/6910'. The trailhead is off Hwy. 89, 7.5 miles south of South Lake Tahoe. Turn left into the Bayview Campground (across from Emerald Bay Inspiration Point overlook). Drive to the far end of the campground to the trailhead parking area. The trail is open to people and dogs. It goes along Cascade Lake until you reach the 200' falls. The trail disappears as you get to the falls but you can wander around the whole area. There are many lovely pools and short falls surrounded by wide shelves of granite. Just don't get too close to the edge. The photos shown here are all from the area around the falls."

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Nature Photography by Phyris