Cascade Creek Falls

Cascade Creek Falls

Bayview Campground across from Inspiration Point at Emerald Bay on Highway 89
South Lake Tahoe, California
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Take Highway 89 north from South Lake Tahoe approximately 8 miles to the Bayview Campground across from the Inspiration Point Vista parking lot.

Parking for the trail is located at the far end of the campground.  Look for the trailhead sign at the far end of the parking area. Great views of the 200-foot-high falls and Cascade Lake can be seen from the mile-long trail. Please note that you will need to obtain a wilderness permit (at the trailhead) if you intend to go past the falls and into Desolation Wilderness.

Help us keep this trail beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules as they may have changed
• If in off-leash area, keep your dog under voice command
• Respect and protect wildlife and habitats
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints, dog friendly, trail, cascade lake

Fallen Leaf Lake. Photo Credit: @carenandatka
Fallen Leaf Lake. Photo Credit: @carenandatka
Highway 89 along Tahoe’s West Shore is a treat for the senses on many levels. It takes about an hour in non-traffic conditions to drive straight through, but why would you want to do that? Your first worthwhile diversion, especially if you’re a Tahoe first-timer, is Tallac Historic Site, a collection of late 19th-century estate homes and out-buildings. more »
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