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CASCADE FALLS

RATING - 28.0

VR - 4 (Med/Sm)               HR - 4                  SR - 12/20

TYPE OF APPROACH - Trail

DIFFICULTY - Easy

LOCATION - Moran State Park

TYPE - Fan

HEIGHT - 48' *

WIDTH - 30'

Cascade Falls is located in Moran State Park where Cascade Creek drops down from Mountain Lake to the Puget Sound.   Along the route, the creek drops over no fewer than 5 waterfalls.  Visitors can walk right up to Cascade Falls and even take a shower in it should the need arise.   I've always had a difficult time getting good pictures of the falls because the area around it is open and the lighting always seems to be bad.

DIRECTIONS - Take the ferry to Orcas Island.  Upon disembarking, turn left and drive along the road for around 25 minutes until you enter Moran State Park.  After passing Cascade Lake, take the left fork in the road and drive for about 1/2 mile to the trailhead for this and 4 other falls.  The trail is around 1.5 miles to see all of the falls.

NEARBY WATERFALLS - Cavern Falls, Hidden Falls, Lower Cascade Falls, Rosario Falls, Rustic Falls

ADDITIONAL PICTURES (CLICK TO ENLARGE) AND VIDEO
     Cascade Falls at very high volume     The top of the falls from the side    

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