by Joe Cuhaj (Falcon Guides)
© Joe Cuhaj/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
If you combine the Cascade Trail, the connector trail and the Waterfall Trail, you get the moderately strenuous Cascade Loop Trail. These three form a triangle with the connector forming the bottom of the triangle and the other 2 forming the sides which go up/down the mountain. With no water in any of the streams, this loop is fairly boring. Only the cave on the Cascade Trail lends some interest.
This was a great day to be hiking. Weather was cool enough that I didn''t get too hot despite packing my two-year-old son for half the trail. We started at the lower trailhead near the park entrance. Unfortunately, there had not been enough rain to have a true cascade today. The water was running underneath the rocks, but still it was a very enjoyable hike. Lots of large boulders to explore. Undergrowth is not very substantial, so off-trail excursions aren''t very difficult. Didn''t see any deer today, but the squirrels were out in force. We also saw some very interesting mushrooms. For true "cascade" viewing, this trail would be better hiked from November through late March.
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