Cascade Saddle

Orem, Utah

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The climb through a series of small alpine bowls is beautiful, although the steepness may prevent you from fully appreciating it. The last 0.5 mile is straight up, but the ridge-top view is breathtaking. You’ll see much of Utah Valley to the east and the Uinta Mountains to the west.
100 Hikes in Utah

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100 Hikes in Utah

by Steve Mann & Rhett Olson (The Mountaineers Books)

The climb through a series of small alpine bowls is beautiful, although the steepness may prevent you from fully appreciating it. The last 0.5 mile is straight up, but the ridge-top view is breathtaking. You’ll see much of Utah Valley to the east and the Uinta Mountains to the west.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Orem
Distance: 11.5
Elevation Gain: 3,930 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Season: July to October
Local Contacts: Uinta National Forest, Pleasant Grove Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Bridal Veil Falls; Trails Illustrated Wasatch Front/ Strawberry Valley
Driving Directions: Directions to Cascade Saddle

Recent Trail Reviews

9/4/2006
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It is a nice hike and I enjoyed it... but for the work involved I think there are better choices with better views. The bowl was ok, but I have been in so many better. You gain almost 3500 feet in three miles with no switchbacks. The trail just climbs strait up for miles. I do cardio for 1-2 hours 5 times a week, ran 5 half marathons in the last year and hike at least once a week... all that to say this trail still kicked my butt. I enjoyed the hike, but a ton work with not enough pay off.



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Apr 2018