Thing to Do

Cascade Lake Trail

Yellow grass, green trees, and forested mountains surround a blue lake.

Trail passes through open meadows to Cascade Lake where wildflowers abound and wildlife is often seen.

Safety notes: The trail can be wet and snowy through July.

Trailhead: Cascade Lake trailhead 1-ΒΌ miles (2 km) north of Canyon Junction on the Grand Loop Road.

This is a 4.4-mile (7-kilometer) there-and-back trail that begins and ends at the same trailhead.
Pets Allowed
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
This trail is in the central part of the park, with the trailhead about 1-mile north of the Canyon Village road intersection. There is a parking lot dedicated to the hiking trail, as well as a parking lot at the picnic area north of the trailhead.
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Yellowstone National Park

Yellow grassy fields and tall conifer pine trees surround the blue waters of Cascade Lake
Mountains, forests, and meadows around Cascade Lake

NPS/Robert G. Johnsson

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Last updated: August 12, 2019