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snowshoeing
11 days ago

Magnificent.

this is an amazing trail. I have hiked it 4 times now going all the way to genneive.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is great! I really like how you park, buy a shuttle ticket at the ski resort and the bus takes you on a huge loop around the park. There are many short hikes you can elect to do, just hop off at the stop( they give you a map at the ticket window). When your hike is complete, just wait for the bus to haul you out or to the next trailhead.
Devils post pile is one of the hikes and it's a great one! Once you reach the post pile, continue down the trail to Rainbow Falls. When your done, head up the hill to the bus stop. There is a store and restrooms.
It's a cool hike that's on a well used trail.

One of my favorite hikes! Rainbow falls is gorgeous and devils post pile is mesmerizing.

off road driving
2 months ago

Great spot. Awesome camping at the end, and midway along the creek. I'm not sure how good of a hike it would be, lots of loose shale rock along the path. Fishing was poor which I was bummed about.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Only a serious novice would find this challenging due to well placed switchbacks and gentle grade. Trail provides good views of the valley and of Crystal Crag. With snow on the ground you rely on tread from previous hikers, but the trail is decently used so we didn't have trouble navigating. Starts with full sun exposure then heads into the trees before being exposed again near the peak.
Excellent hike with a dog that likes to run and explore.
Nov 24/2016.

Amazing hike with 360' views!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Moderately challenging hike for novices but with plenty of overlooks to stop at. And the payoff at the end is so worth it. The lake surrounded by mountains lets you forget about whatever world you left at the base. If there is snow on the ground be prepared for slippery parts.

Great scenery along the way and perfect moderate hike. It's a little dangerous at the top this late in the season (November review) but if you are in the area and looking for a great hike... this is you trail.

hiking
3 months ago