Elevation: 8,000 ft.
Trailhead: Cascade Lake Picnic Area, 1.5 miles north of Canyon Jct. on the Tower- Canyon Road.
The other trailhead is accessed from a pullout 1/4 mile west of Canyon on the Norris-Canyon Road.
Distance: 11 miles roundtrip
Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
Hike to Cascade Lake from either of its two trailheads. From the lake, this strenuous, 1,400 foot climb in 3 miles will take roughly 3 hours. The hike takes you to a high mountain peak for an outstanding view of the Yellowstone wilderness. The trail passes through open meadows and some whitebark pine forests. Past Cascade Lake, no water is available along the trail. Not recommended for persons with heart and/or respiratory problems.