If Cascade River State Park isn’t on your pup’s barket list, it will be now. The formation of this pawsome park has been a billion years in the making. Molten lava, glaciers, and volcanic activity all helped this park become what it is today.
You can’t come to this park without hitting the Cascade River Lower Loop. This half mile trail leads right to the Cascades Overlook. Your doggo can get a good look at the puptacular Cascade River as it plummets 120 feet through the gorge and makes its way to Lake Superior. Be sure to snap a photo of your pup with this impressive background.
When you are
finished gawking at the cascading river, follow the Lookout Mountain
Loop. It’s 3.5 miles long and only has an elevation gain of 600 feet. You’ll be
treated to views of the Cascade River Valley, Lake Superior, and the Sawtooth
Mountain range. Lake Superior Shoreline Trail and Cascade River Superior Hiking
Trail Loop are also great options. Do your part to keep the park smelling fresh
by bringing some clean up bags and picking up after your pooch.
Besides hiking, this park is a great place for camping.
Tent and RV sites are available. For those that want more of a secluded evening
in the woods, backpack sites are located anywhere from a half mile to 1.5 miles from the
parking lot. After a day of hiking and exploring the area, your pal will love
nothing more than to relax by the campfire.
If your doggo has a thick coat and a serious sense of
adventure, visit the park during the winter. When the snow falls, Cascade River State Park is not only stunning to look at, it becomes a
snowy paradise for those who want to cross country ski, snowmobile, or
snowshoe. Winter camping is even available.
Make no mistake; your furry friend will absolutely love
Cascade River State Park!