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Lake Cascade is always changing. It's a pleasure to walk along it, in any season.

Things to Do

Walking, Hiking or Mountain Biking

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Trails- Mountain Biking or Walking Trails

Two Walking Trails along Lake Cascade & the Payette River

Crown Point Pathway along Lake Cascade 

THE STRAND ALONG PAYETTE RIVER, Right in Cascade, 12 foot pathway runs for 2.25 miles between North and South Bridge to Fisher Pond Park, along the wild Payette River in Cascade.  It goes right through Kelly's Whitewater Park. 

If you're looking for a 5 mile easy, flat walk, you can start right at the Ashley Inn, take a little path behind the gardens along the railroad tracks to Water's Edge.  From Water's Edge take the path south towards Kelly's Whitewater Park and then continue to the Fisher's Pond Park.  Then you can browse the shops and stores as you wander back up to the Inn.

For more information, download the PDF below:

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Click above for exciting information about "The Strand" trail along the Payette River and other trails.

There's just something about the smell of pine needles warmed by the sunshine and the crisp mountain air....come up and enjoy.

Popular for all types of boating, prevailing winds on the water make it especially well suited for sailing and windsurfing.

Rainbow trout, Coho salmon, small mouth bass and perch can be caught from the shore or by boat in the summer or through the ice in the winter.

Hiking, bird watching, photography, mountain biking, all types of boating, ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and just plain relaxing are all easily accessible from Lake Cascade

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Lake Cascade

Fifty-four miles north of Boise, Idaho via State Route 55, this body of water is the result of a dam on the North Fork of the Payette River, and stretches between the Idaho towns of Cascade and Donnelly. The 4,450 acre Lake Cascade State Park with 4 campgrounds can be found on the northwest of the impound. Fisherman catch Coho salmon, rainbow trout, perch and smallmouth bass, year-round including through the ice in the winter months. Camping, boating, fishing, biking, hiking.

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Mountain Biking at Tamarack  25 miles North of Cascade, on the way to McCall.

Ride the exhilarating 30 miles of IMBA–designed trails that twist, turn, roll, and drop through our forested mountain and meadow trails. Our lift-served biking boasts 12 miles of twisting downhill single-track with exhilarating rock drops and jumps. The meadow trails have more than 18 miles of awesome single- and double-track near creeks and rolling meadows. Pedal awesome single track or ride the lift for a 360 degree view of Lake Cascade and the surrounding mountains.

Payette Lake in MC Call, Idaho

This 5,330-acre pristine, glacial lake is located on State Route 55 north of Boise, Idaho and Lake Cascade Reservoir (see above). The town of McCall, Idaho is nestled on the southern end, and 1,000-acre Ponderosa State Park. The park, on a peninsula jutting out into the water boat launching and wilderness hiking trails in the surrounding Payette National Forest. Hiking, biking, boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking.

McCall trails are enjoyed by guests at the Ashley Inn.

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Miles of Trails
Explore the single track and double track mountain
bike trails that wind through the meadows and forests at the base of Jug Handle
Mountain. The terrain offers something for everyone whether you are a beginner
out to enjoy the rolling hills or an expert looking for gnarly uphills and
exhilarating descents.

Our trail system at Jug Mountain Ranch is free of
charge, however, we invite you to finish your day at the Clubhouse (yes, we love our dust-covered bikers!) in support of continued trail maintenance. And don't forget your protective gear as Jug's trails are for use at your own risk!

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