If you’re looking for an adventurous afternoon with your pooch, then look no fur-ther than the Cascade Falls Trail in Dixie National Forest near Duck Creek Village, UT! This marvelous meander will have you and your furever friend hiking paths through spectacular spruces and pawsing to admire the views that get better with every turn. You’ll begin your pupperific promenade by trekking through a fantastical forested area that gives glimpses of the valley below through the breaks in the trees. The first lookout comes at the quarter of a mile mark and here you’ll see the magnificent Kolob Terrace section of Zion National Park. Continue your joyful journey and you’ll follow the narrowing trail as it clings to the breathtaking red sandstone cliff-face. Hold on to Lassie’s leash as you navigate this tricky track and watch out for the dangerous drop-offs! You and your barking bestie will be in awe of the views that get better with every turn, and nothing can prepare you for the splendid sights at the top of the falls! While Cascade Falls is a relatively small waterfall, you’ll still enjoy seeing the sparkling stream emerge from the cliff, and when you reach the lookout you will both think that you’re in heaven!
Although this trail takes you on an exciting excursion along almost-vertical cliff faces, it is still an easy-going stroll with little elevation change and will suit both the fittest four-legged favorites and laid-back lap dogs! There’s a restroom at the trailhead for you, but don’t forget the doggy waste bags for your pup. You’ll find plenty of places to sit, rest or picnic on this trail but there is no shade and you won’t have access to any clean drinking water, so make sure you back enough for the two of you! Cascade Falls is rarely crowded so you and your darling dog can have a peaceful preamble here together and make memories to last a lifetime.