Three narrow spires--North, Middle, and South Peaks--known collectively as Three Fingers anchor the center of this Wilderness. Boulder River, the primary drainage, runs northwesterly from a north-south ridge that rises to a high point of 6,850 feet on South Peak. South Peak is also home to an old, precariously perched fire lookout. The high central ridge bears a narrow saw-toothed profile with several sharp summits, which include Liberty, Big Bear, and Whitehorse Mountains and Salish and Buckeye Peaks, all above 5,600 feet in elevation and flaunting sheer faces that attract rock climbers. Several steep and heavily wooded ridges thrust out east and west from the central crest of the Wilderness. Alder, willow, devil's club, and other brushy plants (encouraged by as much as 100 inches of annual precipitation) make off-trail travel tremendously arduous. Climbers often wait until winter, when snow covers the brush. Along the river you'll find ancient trees: Douglas fir, true fir, western hemlock, and western red cedar. Some old trees have reached beyond 100 feet in height. Black bears, black-tailed deer, and elk inhabit the forest, with mountain goats staking out the rocky shelves above the tree line. The great central core of the area remains rough and trailless. A short trail extends up Boulder River for 4.3 miles through old-growth forest. Three short trails climb toward the high crest and peter out. Another trail crosses the northeast corner of the Wilderness over Squire Creek Pass, with outstanding views of the high crest. Total trail miles come to about 25.

been here 3 or 4 times nice shorter hike not to much of incline just enough tho. nice waterfalls good for pictures. end of winter is a good time for snow and big waterfalls.

Beautiful trail, unique waterfalls, but the road to get to the start of the trail is terrible. Want to hike this again so badly but don't want to put our car on that road.

Beautiful hike! Took my 2 dogs with me and they enjoyed it as well. There was a huge tree down that made it difficult to get to the 3rd waterfall but other than that it was great!

Enjoyable hike with impressive waterfalls. Trail starts out wide, but narrows significantly which makes passing others on the trail difficult. I'd definitely come back and camp next summer

We took our 6 and 8 year olds. Fun for everyone. Loved hiking around the "creekbanks"...

Nice secluded hike, with little in & out traffic or inclines. Perfect for beginners, kids & dogs. Well maintained trail following the Sauk River. Perfect for a calm day hike!! Enjoyed the trail & beautiful scenery.

5 months ago

The trail was great, however, the three mile drive to the trailhead is awful. Horrible potholes on a narrow road so it's difficult to avoid them.

We only went to the first waterfall because we had so many littles but the trail was great and we went down to the waterfall and it was beautiful! My 3 year old made it all the way there and back.

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5 months ago

Nice easy hike. The waterfalls aren't too far into the hike and worth visiting. Continue on across a bridge and you will see a down tree over the water, this is s very nice place to sit and enjoy the sights and sounds.

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6 months ago

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6 months ago