Elevation: 6,978 ft
GPS: 43.763, -110.746 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Andy Laakmann on Mar 9, 2006 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson
Access Issue: Baxter’s Pinnacle and Southwest Descent Gully Closed for Nesting Peregrine Falcons Details

Description

Some of the most popular climbs in GTNP are found within this canyon. The short approaches (which even can include a boat ride!), sunny exposure, and relatively little elevation gain all contribute to Cascade Canyon's popularity.

Getting There

There are three options for the initial part of the approach:

1) Pay a few dollars and take the short boat ride across from the South Jenny Lake Parking Lot. After exiting the boat dock, turn right and walk a few minutes until the Horse Trail takes off to the left.
2) Hike 2.6 miles around the lake from the South Jenny Lake Parking Lot. After passing the boat dock, continue for a few minutes until the Horse Trail takes off to the left.
3) Hike 1.7 miles from the String Lake Parking Lot. Once the trail hits the lake, look for another trail heading off to the right shortly before the boat dock. If you hit the boat dock, you've gone too far!

If you are climbing something further back in the canyon(like Guide's Wall), the Stock/Horse trail eventually reaches the main Cascade Canyon trail (or superhighway in Summer).

For Baxter's Pinnacle or No Perches Necessary you'll only hike up the trail for 10-15 minutes before turning off. Guide's Wall is about 1 hour up the trail.

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