The views along this hike are stunning! It is a one mile out and back hike, which is family friendly. There are a couple of steep drop-offs, but the trail is wide enough that you can move closer to the mountain as you move past the drop-offs.
The waterfall is fed by the water from Navajo Lake, it travels a couple of miles underground through a lava tube before flowing from the mountain. The best time to see the falls is late spring through fall. If the area is experiencing a dry summer, the water may not be flowing. But the views along the trail are still worth it, even when the waterfall is not visible.
To get to the trailhead, drive on Highway 14 and turn on Navajo Lake Road. Drive 0.3 miles and turn left on Forest Road 054. Drive 1.1 mile (stay to the right) until you reach the parking lot for Cascade Falls. You will be on dirt roads for part of this drive, but they are easily traveled with any type of vehicle. The trailhead is on the right side of the parking lot.
You will be rewarded with views of Cedar Mountain and its orange cliffs, and Zion National Park. Don’t forget sunscreen and water, and definitely your camera!