Length: 2.4 miles
Difficulty: easy to moderate
This popular figure-eight trail brings you alongside the Cascade River with views of the falls before heading into a pine and birch woods. A short spur trail across the intimate Cascade Creek connects to the second loop where you veer north and make the final climb to the summit and wide open views of forested hillsides and valleys set off by the massiveness of Lake Superior. To extend your hike, make sure you have the State Park map which shows all the intersections and options. I like this hike any time spring through fall.