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Gorgeous hike with small river along side. The end is rewarding.

The best hike of my life!!! The last quarter mile is tough so pace yourself. Well worth it once you get there. Loved the chipmunks along the boardwalk at the top, they were very entertaining.

We went hiking with cleats due to the heavy snow. Path was well kept and the lake, which is usually surrounded by hikers taking photos, was ours to enjoy alone.

Nice hike but pretty steep

Beautiful. Enjoyed immensely because I was prepared and had the right equipment. Shoe spikes, walking poles, warm cloths and water are musts if you want to reduce risk of injury and fully enjoy this trail in the winter.

25 days ago

One of the most beautiful places I've ever been. Go early, as the lot fills up.

This was a quiet hike where I didn't see many people which can be nice some times. Not too strenuous.

1 month ago

Gorgeous hike. Trail is completely snowpacked micro spikes for spikes are a must.

One of the most beautiful hikes I have ever finished!

One of the best hikes that ends in a perfect serene location.

So glad I watched the YouTube video before tackling this trail. Every time I started feeling tired, I thought about the fact that I was only carrying a backpack that weighed about 5 lbs. compared to the 30-60 lbs. of equipment the firefighters were carrying. It definitely reinforced my respect for firefighters.

1 month ago

Picked the perfect day. It was cold and cloudy and only two other people joined me at the lake. The turquoise color and clarity of the water is exceptional. Well worth the effort!

1 month ago

This trail was really fun. The only challenging part of this hike was the ice. Going up the slippery slope was a little sketch but in the end the view was worth it. We stayed till the sun went down and used our headlamps to hike back down. Being the last one to leave the trail was exciting.

Short hike, beautiful lake at the top. Crowded trail but worth it for a relaxed fun trip.

Beautiful atmosphere! Totally worth the hike, which can be difficult at times. Just keep going!

2 months ago

Ditto what everyone else said: difficult but worth it.

Twas sad to see how much trash there was towards the top when you looked down over where the hand rail begins. There were a lot of people on the trail.

Also while we were up there someone dumped a bag of trail mix and left it. I did not like seeing that but it was awesome to see so many international people enjoying the trail. Knowing people came from across the planet to see this was awesome. Tourist attraction indeed. Spouting rock was worth the little jaunt up there....

Will come back again for this workout of a hike.

2 months ago

Easy to moderate trail alongside Creek. Very easy to navigate through the canyon. One of my favorites.