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Trail is in good shape. 1st 100 yards is ice and then top 1/4 is snow and ice. At the parking lot in the open still about 10" of snow. Our trail crampons were very useful on the trail at the top.

1/13/2017 (Friday) -- This loop passes all of the three small seasonal "named" falls on the Cougar Mountain, and two "named" lookouts. Its length and difficulty are easy to moderate for most hikers, but it lightly used in most times. One can take the loop either clockwise or counter-clockwise, to get different feelings.

Hiked today with hiking shoes.. Snowshoes not really needed..
Note that the pond is at the beginning of the trail... The remaining trail is a long way to a clearing.. If only interested in the pond.. Take left at the Picnic Area board. The parking is $20 to get the snow pass per day..
We did the complete hike all the way to the clearing to realize the pond wasnt there.. N then came back to the pond.. Was about 4.5 miles total.. But if u only do the pond.. It should be around 1.5 miles... Also we were able to walk on the pond :) :)

Super fun hike and great views! The suspension bridge is a trip, totally worth the drive up there!

love this hike it is an intense work out. if you have asthma(like me)a big warning bring your inhaler. it's an amazing hike but it is very hard on the lungs. the view at the top is extremely worth it

love this! beautiful scenery and not to difficult!

backpacking
1 day ago

This was a really fun hike! unfortunately too snow covered to get into the cave but will definitely be returning when it clears up!

hiking
1 day ago

This is a really fun hike! There is an upper and lower cave that vary in difficulty but neither is very difficult and an amazing experience. A little further north is the suspension bridge that I highly recommend checking out as well!

absolutely loved this! amazing adventure I suggest if you don't have children to do the harder corse. it is an amazing workout and extremely fun just be careful of your footing ! we have gone 3 times now and wanting to go even more

on De Leo Wall Trail

1 day ago

on Lake Serene Trail

hiking
1 day ago

Just finished this trail, It was stunningly beautiful sadly there was to much snow and it completely covered the entrance to the cave. Because of the snow the road was also closed so we had to walk almost 3 miles just to get to the start of the trail in quite a bit of snow. With out a few feet of snow I bet this trail would be easier, in the conditions we went in I would say moderate or even hard. Still worth it and will be coming back!

I'm not use to this cold, but the hike was beautiful!

hiking
1 day ago

Amazing views! Not hard.

hiking
1 day ago

Peaceful, and wilderness. Love it.

Good hike