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15 days ago

Nice trail, well marked. Good for a walk for people & dogs. Not too much scenery to photograph, which is my hobby.

Beautiful trail, unique waterfalls, but the road to get to the start of the trail is terrible. Want to hike this again so badly but don't want to put our car on that road.

Beautiful hike! Took my 2 dogs with me and they enjoyed it as well. There was a huge tree down that made it difficult to get to the 3rd waterfall but other than that it was great!

Expansive. Peaceful. The power lines the only drawback.

Enjoyable hike with impressive waterfalls. Trail starts out wide, but narrows significantly which makes passing others on the trail difficult. I'd definitely come back and camp next summer

Washed out road was difficult to get over but we were able to make it in our high clearance vehicle. Probably would've hiked the extra miles if we had known that it would be that hard to get over the road.

We didn't use crampons, but they would've been extremely beneficial.

It was also hard to find the road to get there, so make sure you have good directions.

Saw a black bear, deer, goats, and birds!

It was spectacular and amazing!

We took our 6 and 8 year olds. Fun for everyone. Loved hiking around the "creekbanks"...

4 months ago

Wow-what a scramble!! We parked at the washed out road after a 15.5 mile drive off road through tight rocks and an unsteady, narrow bridge (did I mention that it is a one lane road the entire way?). It was about a 2 mile hike on the gravel/rocks to the trail. You end up climbing over at least 10+ downed trees as well as up/over/down rocks, roots, and landscape for at least 4 miles (our hiking poles came in very handy!). There is running water about a mile before goat flats. We set up camp at goat flats and then went for the summit. Took us roughly 4 hrs from camp to goat flats and a little under 3 hrs from goat flats to summit. Crossed two snow fields-glad we had our ice axes! Followed the karins up, Boulder hopping most of the way. BEAUTIFUL views the whole way up!!! The flowers were absolutely incredible!! Another running water source on way up. The ladders all of a sudden appear-three ladders at an angle with really tight squeezes between boulders. The ladders don't go all the way up-there is a rope at the top so you can pull yourself high enough to reach the fire lookout. INCREDIBLE views all the way around and awesome lookout with memorabilia dating back to the '30's!! We hiked down and on the way, saw the mesmerizing sunset-and a mountain goat!! Really glad we had headlamps!! 2 people that were there the same time as us saw back bears; we hung all of our food on ropes on a tree. Was really a butt-kicker with climbing up/down/over the entire way-but SOOOOO worth it!!! Only saw about 12 people total in 2 days. Total hiking/scrambling mileage 19 miles.
PS I would definitely suggest 2 days so that you can truly enjoy the trip!!

The trail was great, however, the three mile drive to the trailhead is awful. Horrible potholes on a narrow road so it's difficult to avoid them.

5 months ago

Highway to the homeless

We only went to the first waterfall because we had so many littles but the trail was great and we went down to the waterfall and it was beautiful! My 3 year old made it all the way there and back.

5 months ago

Nice easy hike. The waterfalls aren't too far into the hike and worth visiting. Continue on across a bridge and you will see a down tree over the water, this is s very nice place to sit and enjoy the sights and sounds.

Loved the falls, the drive in is kind of bumpy but worth it. Beautiful

trail running
6 months ago

Went on a Sunday and it was not too busy at all, maybe 10 groups that we saw total. Ran from the trail head to the end clearing where the trail becomes undetermined. Very rocky with tons of branches, just gotta be aware while you run it. Still a little muddy in places so be careful running over them. Nice scenery to stop and look at including 2 water falls and about 5 clearings too watch the river flow.
Be prepared for the road coming in, lots of potholes.

Great hike! So calming to hear the water roar the whole hike!

6 months ago

Absolutely loved it, easy hike even for my 3 year old. Will defiantly doit again.

This place is huge, you could hike 20+ miles and not use the same trail all day. every time I come here we take a new trail and it's completely different. We stuck to the wide trails the first time we came, now we venture, somewhat trying to get lost in the maze of trails. Dog's can be off leash as long as they are in your control which is awesomel. A lot of horses use these trails, too. We saw a coyote chasing a baby dear last we were here in late June so keep your little dogs close!