Cascade Lake Trail

Loop • 2.7 mi • 100 ft

With its three campgrounds, shaded picnic area, paddleboat concession, and inviting beaches, Cascade Lake is the hub of outdoor activity in Orcas Island’s sprawling Moran State Park. And an attractive trail circling the lake makes this beautiful body of water a hiker’s favorite as well. While definitely one of the more popular hiking destinations within the 5200-acre park, opportunities for tranquility do exist at Cascade. Early mornings and evenings are quiet, with good prospects for observing wildlife, while winter casts an especially peaceful pall on the lake. Kids will love this hike no matter the time of year.
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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Rosario
Length: 2.7 total miles
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderately Easy
Season: Year-round
Top Elevation: 400 feet
Other Uses: Kid-friendly, Dog-friendly, Car Camping nearby
Local Contacts: Moran State Park
Local Maps: USGS Mount Constitution
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