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We hiked the 5 miles (10 round trip) from S. Boulder Creek Trailhead / East Moffit Tunnel all the way up to Rogers Pass. The climbs pretty gradually from the trailhead up to Rogers peak lake which was maybe 3 miles or so. This portion of the hike was moderate at the most. If you decide to make the push up to heart lake, the trail gets steeper. Look up to your west and you will see the trail. Heat lake is worth the extra effort. Once at heart lake you can make an even steeper push up to Rogers Pass. You can see the trail switchbacking up. Good hike, dogs on leash, fishing. Well worth it. Oh yea and some pretty amazing views all along the way.
This trail is a definite favorite! We hiked this with our 8 year old twins and they made it like champs! I don't see how people go up so fast. We stopped for air several times but also because of how amazing the views were! The creek area is just gorgeous with the snow and icy patches. Broome hut is awesome and the view from the top is very beautiful. Very cold wind up there so pack a scarf, beanie, gloves if you hang out at the picnic table at the top. Worth it!
Whew, what a climb for this very overweight flatlander. Proud to have made it to the top in 1 hour 40 minutes with lots of breathing breaks. Only took us 40 minutes to get down. Lived every minute of it. Only wildlife we saw was a group of college boys headed up as we headed down.
For a person coming from the Southwest, this hike was not hard, but it was not easy. The challenge was the steady steepness of the trail - the majority of the hike was an incline, so it made the descent nice going down, but still can take a toll on the knees! This trail will get you huffing and puffing, and get your heart pumping big time, but the views are heavenly and majestic. I went Sept time, and there was only one other person, so I felt I had the mountains all to myself!!!! Breathtaking views. Even small patches of snow in certain spots...good to put in your Cantine or camelback!