Climb Cascade via #7 Slide

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Distance

5 Miles

Elevation Gain

2040 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Advanced

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic

If you love near vertical climbs and exposure, this slide climb is just what you want! Take in beautiful expanding views as you climb

Along scenic RT 73 you will see the Cascade Lakes, between the two lakes is the parking area for this hike. You can see the slide from the road. The slide is shaped like the number seven.

You will follow a short path to the debris pile at the base of the slide. Near the base, the waterfall is the most difficult obstacle you will face. You can choose to ascend via the woods to the left. There are plenty of footholds and handholds, but the rock can be wet from the spray. I wouldn’t recommend climbing the falls unless you have climbing experience and appropriate footgear. Following the waterfall there a few smaller cascades and flumes.

Take the time to look back. Across the way you will see Pitchoff Mountain, and the McKenzie Range.

Just over a mile up, you come to a filed of debris and rock. This is easily traversed and will lead you to a steep headwall. Heading left here will lead you to a short, older slide. You can ascend up the right edge of this slide and then begin you bushwhack through the woods. It is never overly thick. You will then appear at an open rock area below the summit. Scramble up and you will be on the summit of Cascade.

It is approximately two miles and an ascent of 2,040 feet. You can then descend via the hiking trail which is 2.2 miles. Then a walk back along the road to your car is 0.75 miles

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

5 Miles

Elevation Gain

2040 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Advanced

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

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