Cascade Creek-Falls River Cutoff

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Distance0.4mi
Elevation Gain178ft
Trailhead Elevation7,124ft
Top7,297ft
Elevation Min/Max7123/7297ft
Elevation Start/End7124/7124ft

Cascade Creek-Falls River Cutoff

Cascade Creek-Falls River Cutoff is a hiking trail in Alta, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park and Caribou-Targhee National Forest. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 7,124 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 178 feet. This trail connects with the following: Mountain Ash Creek and Terraced Falls.

Cascade Creek-Falls River Cutoff Professional Reviews and Guides

"Cascade Creek is a short but stunning creek that connects Tillery Lake to Falls River. The trail begins in the Targhee National Forest, adjacent to Grand Teton, and heads into the remote, south end of Yellowstone National Park.

The trail parallels the creek past a steady series of whitewater cascades and waterfalls en route to Terraced Falls. The falls is a six-tiered cataract on the Falls River which plunges 1 40 feet between steep volcanic columns of rock. The trail to Terraced Falls also passes a series of magnificent waterfalls and powerful whitewater cascades along both Cascade Creek and Falls River. Below the confluence of the two creeks is Cascade Acres, a segmented set of rapids dropping 30 feet over a 200-yard stretch of the creek."

"Terraced Falls is a six-tiered cataract on the Falls River, plunging 140 feet between steep volcanic columns of rock. The trail to Terraced Falls also passes a series of magnificent waterfalls and powerful whitewater cascades along both Cascade Creek and Falls River. Cascade Creek is a short but stunning creek that connects Tillery Lake, just outside the national park in the Targhee National Forest, to Falls River. The trail parallels the creek past a steady series of whitewater cascades and waterfalls. Below the confluence of Cascade Creek and Falls River is Cascade Acres, a segmented set of rapids dropping 30 feet over a 200-yard stretch of the creek."

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7/24/2010
This is a great beginner hike with some spectacular backcountry waterfalls and vistas. The trail is very quiet and moderately uphill when hiking back to your car. We did not see another hiker in the 4 hours we were there (mid-day on a Saturday). Be warned, the road leading to the trailhead is extremely unpredictable with large and small gravel stones. The drive from Flagg Ranch may take some time.
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10/7/2009
Easy trail for beginners. Mainly flat and easy to follow trail. You enter into Yellowstone NP in 0.35 miles from the start. We did see bear tracks in the snow that were about 1 day old. Falls are pretty but the edge of the cliff is slick, so pictures can be difficult.
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Trail Information

Yellowstone National Park
Nearby City
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Parks
Yellowstone National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Grassy Lake Reservoir, Trails Illustraited - Old Faithful/SW Yellowstone
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