Cascade Falls is a relatively unknown part of Lake Tahoe’s backcountry and well worth the short twenty minute hike from the Bay View Campground at Emerald Bay. The views are breathtaking and the sound of the water is overpowering.
The trail is easy and somewhat flat.
When you reach the top of the falls, granite dominates and the views are fabulous.
During early spring, the falls are flowing beyond the banks and difficult to cross.
A link to a YouTube video is below. If you have a moment, take a peek and listen to the sound of the water cascading over the granite into the lake. Eventually, this water rests in Lake Tahoe, travels down the Truckee River out of Tahoe City, and ends the journey at Pyramid Lake just outside of Reno.