Cascade Lake

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Elevation Gain215ft
Trailhead Elevation8,025ft
Elevation Min/Max7947/8025ft
Elevation Start/End8025/8025ft

Cascade Lake

Cascade Lake is a hiking trail in Park County, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 8,025 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 215 feet. The Cascade Lake picnic site and the Cascade Lake Trailhead parking are near the trailhead. There are also restrooms. This trail connects with the following: Observation Peak, 4e4, Cascade Creek and Howard Eaton-Cascade Lake-Norris.

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Hiking Yellowstone National Park (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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"A popular day hike or overnighter to a gorgeous mountain lake. This is not only a great day hike but also a good choice for the beginning backpacker looking for one of his or her first nights in the wilderness. You can have lunch at the picnic area just north of the trailhead before starting to hike. This trail used to start right in the picnic area, but a few years ago, the National Park Service moved the official trailhead to just south of the picnic area to provide adequate parking. But you can still start the hike in the picnic area. It’s 2 miles to the large, deep lake, and the trail is in excellent condition the entire way." Read more

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Trail Information

Yellowstone National Park
Nearby City
Yellowstone National Park
Skill Level
Trails Illustrated Tower/Canyon; USGS Mammoth Hot Springs and Crystal Falls, Cook Peak, Canyon Village, and Mount Washburn
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Dec 2018