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First mile is the hardest!

This is such a beautiful hike that it took my friend and I four hours because I was constantly stopping for pictures. When we hiked it on September 28th the waterfalls were flowing just enough water to listen to its ambiance, but we're calm enough to jump around on the rocks exposed out of the current.

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4 months ago

Not for beginner hikers. We left late in the day and turned back at 1.25 miles. Was demanding, beautiful, and isolated. I will return to complete this hike. Spectacular scenery.

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5 months ago

Difficult trail but the views are worth it! Make sure you are in hiking shape!

nice trail and very level. great views off and on

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6 months ago

Direction link to google was wrong. We made it down the trail less than five minutes and walked up on a bear. That freaked my girlfriend out enough to not hike the rest of the trail. The drive up and down was beautiful.

1.5 hours to waterfalls and 1 hour back. Lots of people and boat noise (Sunday). Go during week and take a swimsuit.

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7 months ago

Pretty easy trail well groomed. lots of great water effects and views of the lake. I'd rate the traffic as moderate to busy depending on the day.

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7 months ago

Easy to get lost in the trail and cold at the top even in July. Pack layers and be prepared to do light rock climbing. Great view from the top and a lovely hike.

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7 months ago

Went all the way around. So happily surprised to find the rushing water at the mid point of the lake. So beautiful. We sat at the waters edge and cooled our feet! What a treat. Long walk but worth it!!!

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7 months ago

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8 months ago

Easy hike. Good trail. Save $5 and park on the road above the boat ramp. It adds a half a mile to the hike.

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9 months ago

Very beautiful. Easy hike, took about 4 hours. Enjoyed good views.

Skip the main trail and do the trail that takes you by the 3 lakes, starting with Baker Lake. Much more fun!

10 months ago

Beautiful hike! We went April 10 and made the first footprints (okay, holes) in some areas of the spring snowpack. It was a good workout as some parts of the trail were still covered in up to 10 inches of snow and our feet punched right through the surface. Without the snow and ice, this would be a great trail so we'll try later in the season next time. According to offline AllTrails tracking, the wilderness boundary sign was at 2.4 miles, the Crow Creek crossing (nice little rustic log bridge) was at 3.5 miles, and the falls at 5.5 miles. Gave it 4 stars because there are so many fallen trees blocking the trail, especially farther in. Even so, we'd do it again!

My wife and I hiked the loop today. Easy terrain. Many children. Moms and dogs on the trail. Still a little ice on the south part of loop. Trail runners mountain bikers and potentially horseback rides all get to use the trail. Very pretty and scenic. At a slow pace it can be done n 4 hours. I hiked it with a leg brace on from quad surgery.
Great beginner trail. Great family trail.

Beautiful. First time I hiked this was the first week of March 2015. My boyfriend and I were the only sign of human life anywhere around the lake and up on the trails. We definitely weren't the only ones there though, fresh bear cub prints! Great hike, thoroughly enjoyed the terrain variation and the face that I got to go bouldering for about one mile in the snow.

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1 year ago

Beautiful. Stunning overlooks, wonderful photo opportunities. Bring binoculars, wonderful eagle viewing! Wear very comfortable hiking boots and bring plenty of water. Incline going up was a bit tiring (ok we were panting haha). Well worth it. Would recommend completing without snow, a few iffy moments last week... Lots of slipping a sliding :)