Flaming Geyser State Park Trail is a 1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Enumclaw, WA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Flaming Geyser State Park Trails is a 1.7 mile multiple route trail located near Enumclaw, Washington and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Discover Pass required for use of this trail.
easy. great for families with little ones. nice river to see
Great for family hike. Short hike, easy enough that my 3 year old was able to do it with us. There is lots of picnic benches and a play structure.
Great for family outings, very easy trails and pathways
Easy few hours to enjoy nature walking.
A must is the rail toward bubbling geyser.
Great nature walk with family and pets.
It was very pretty, more of a walk. It would be good for kids.
Just a short walk from the parking lot and disappointing for the $10 entrance fee. The geyser is just a drilled methane pocket that looks like a home BBQ. Nice thimble berries.
There are a few different loops to walk at Flaming Geyser State Park. Some of the smaller loop are around large fields and are nice for people that just want to do a flat walk. One loop is around a remote controlled airplane field. My some enjoyed watching the planes fly. The is a very short hike to a bubbling methane pool next to the river. It has stairs and is pretty easy. There is also a short hike to go down to the river. Do to the clay cover ground it can have standing water and mud. It stays this way for days after the rain so wear waterproof hiking boots. The last trail goes about halfway up the hill on the perimeter of the park. It has mild hills and a waterfall. When we went the stream under the waterfall had moved making a 6 to 8 foot crossing area that had mud about 3 inches deep. There was no way around it. I had on waterproof hiking boots so I just trekking through it. There was no running tap water so I had to clean then off in the Green River. This would be a nice place to go in the summer. There was a lot of fresh deer trails and dropping suggesting the deer visit the fields each day. Maybe in the very early morning. Dog friendly just remember the mud in the rainy season.
I really wouldn't classify this as a "hike," but more of a nature walk. If you're in the area and already have a Discover Pass, then this is a fine place to have a picnic or walk the dog. But I wouldn't go out of my way to visit Flaming Geyser.
Oh, and the "flaming geyser" is nothing more than a tiny flame, slightly larger than a candle's, coming out of a pipe in the ground. Whoop-de-do.
I may come back at a later date and redo this review based on a more positive experience. We went solely for family hiking since it is super close to our house and we are trying to train the kids to prepare for the first complete family pack trip in June. We got there and it was a very brisk and quite chill day, but dry so that was a huge plus after the crazy weather lately. We drove into the park to find that the main trail from the bubbling geyser was closed (seemingly for winter, though this was 1 week into spring that we went) off right at the trail head. We had paid ten bucks to come in times four cars, so we didn't want to just leave. So we walked around a bit and finally decided to go back to some other areas where the trail comes out at a rather steep mountain biking offshoot. We parked there and started up the steep, albeit short(ish) incline to the trail and as we were walking we realized there was tons of debris down. We powered on. My son soon had to use the restroom. The one back at the end of the steep entrance was closed, so, well, he went camper style and we dig a hole, though this took some convincing. All in all, the kids were awesome, even the 3 and 4 yr olds. And the 8, 11 and 12 year olds were enamored BECAUSE of the horribly debris covered trails. Unfortunately we only hiked for about an hour before the trail became simply impassable. There was one neat feature, a super vintage old ford that was rusted out and overgrown was wrecked alongside the trail, presumable from the top of the ridge above us. ::shrug:: (I only marked it demanding due to the large bit of trees/debris and mud that needed maneuvering).