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Great trail. Pretty easy if you hike a lot. It was incredibly windy one the hill walks and nice and calm in the forest sections. There was a few inches of snow along the whole trail. We got to the crest before you go down to the lakes. We stopped there because the wind had moved the snow to the point that you couldn't see a clear path so we'll be sure to be back when the snow is gone. 1h up. 45min down.

Good hike. Moderate effort for great views. Went oct 14. trail up to ridge is good but snow gets deep on the way down to the lakes. also poses avalanche danger in one spot. wouldn't recommend if more snow falls. Note that the map is out of date. Switch backs now make it easier.

Good hike, hard for sure went up and down in about 4 hours. Made the scramble up where there was some scree, deep snow but well worth the hike. Made it to the 1st summit but turned back cause it was sunset but would definitely return to complete summit

A friend and I did this trail today. October 14. For future reference it is a difficult hike at this time due to show accumulation. We were the only ones to do it today. We ended up missing the rock cairn for the creek crossing as it was buried under snow. So a 14km hike turned into a 23km hike. The falls look amazing with ice on them. Just be sure to bring extra socks and perhaps snowshoes. As for the crossing of the river at the beginning? ... it was dang cold.

Nice and easy little hike. Great views. Bring a picnic blanket and a lunch and you’ll have a great day. 1st lake is the best spot to throw down a blanket for lunch.

19 days ago

Went to the ridge just before you tackle the trial to the summit and/ or springs. Not all of My group had poles and crampons or grips that would have been good to continue with so we will hit the springs next time. The ground is compact, still frost and not completely frozen at the trail start but freezes up with more snow as you head up. Views were amazing still. We were bummed not to see (at a safe distance of course) the mama grizzly and her cubs that have been frequenting the area. Plans to do this one again so we can conquer the mountain and chill in the springs.

This was a beast to go up. Absolutely worth it! Be sure not to forget your hiking poles at home like me. You can make it up with out them but it sure would have been helpful. We went up on Sunday and it was a strange day for weather. We were above the clouds at one point. When we reached the top a storm blew in fast and it started to snow. But by the time we got down half way it was sunny and warm.

27 days ago

We were out on September 23. Beautiful trail, but muddy at the beginning. Once you get out of the forest the views are great. We did see a grizzly on the trail, from about 80 meters away. We had an air horn and a loud whistle which seemed to work. Didn’t need bear spray. Be prepared

It looked like it was going to be a rainy day but turned out to be excellent. We missed the trail head at first, heading down the river instead of crossing it. This route requires a decent river crossing right at the beginning and then is fine after that. Also we brought bathing suits and jumped in the water when we got to the falls. It was freezing but tons of fun. Super fun walk in the woods. Little elevation climbing required. Long trail but worth it for the falls.

28 days ago

Easy to get lost, be careful. The view on top is beautiful!

went here yesterday. A beautiful hike but ran into a Grizzly bear about half way in. We left in a hurry.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Did it with 7 people and 1 dog and it took us 5 hrs. We did stop at the first and fourth lake for about 30 mins each though. Steady incline but has some down parts and flat parts to help break it up. Once you get to the first lake, stay right to get to the second, go right at the second then once you reach the third, stick to the left for a bit of an easier walk through the rocks around the lake. Then follow up behind the last lake to the fourth. 10/10 would do this one again! Lots of pika and we saw a mink as well! Not too many people, and lots of people were fishing in the lakes!

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this hike! Great views, decent climb and some nice lakes to enjoy lunch by. There are 4 lakes total so keep trekking to see them all. Our favourite was the last lake, it was nice and quiet. We brought our dog and she loved it. I wouldn't recommend bringing smaller dogs as there are a lot of parts that require stepping over lots of rocks and little paws may get stuck. We saw Pika lots of and a Mink :)

This is a good hike with beautiful views. We ran into a grizzly 50 yards off the trail just as you leave the trees nearing the top of the hike. We saw another 3 on the west slopes of Mist Mountain (1000 yards away). Go prepared and make lots of noise!

hiking
1 month ago

This was a fun little hike. Make sure you take the proper trailhead out of there parking lot! There is an unmarked one along the creek that we almost took because there were so many people using it. The correct railhead is clearly marked. You have to cross the highway but after that it’s a lovely hike. Road noise disappears after the first hill. Lovely views! We brought a 2 1/2 year old and she completed the whole thing with no issues. There are a couple of little bridges and the waterfall at the end is really pretty. You can swim in the pool at the base of the waterfall but the water is ice cold!

camping
1 month ago

Hiked in for two day stay the trail is washed out a lot you really have to pay attention to keep on it. Seen beat sign and wolf sign didn’t see any animals other than a few small sheep ten horses went in as I left so the trail should be a lot more prominent after that.

Hike was short and sweet, views were beautiful. Only gave three stars because came for fishing, but on the anglers report box there were notes that all fish had died, and that seems accurate. Caught nothing and saw no movement in the water.

It is a stunningly pretty hike. At the top we met the fire watch fella and his dog. He had water for our pooches which was great. Friendly as all heck and if you are hiking this prior to September 15 2018 please bring Mike (fire watch fella) a pizza.

A great day all around. We hiked the harder route up and took the switchbacks down.

Can’t wait to do this one again.

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1 month ago

My wife and I did this hike as part of our honey moon trio last week. We got extremely lucky and had a somewhat clear day from the smoke. This hike is challenging and very rewarding. However we got a surprise we were not intending to find. We were about 100 yards from the summit when my wife asked what was moving at the top. When I looked up I notice a full grown grizzly just coming over the other side of the peak. Luckily we were able to back down the trail and get out of sight. Didn’t make the summit but it gives us an excuse to come back!

good hike. great for families.

Beautiful

Well marked trail, nice if you don’t have time to go too far back into K-country. We hiked at a pretty decent pace and completed it in two hours. Perfect little hike if you just want to get out for a quick hike, we imagine it has amazing views, we could see the potential even though it was all socked in by smoke when we went.

hiking
1 month ago

I have been on the hike several times in the past with the last time being about 10 years ago, carrying my now 12 year old son on my back! It was pretty cool hiking this weekend with him as I’d always wanted to return with him as my hiking partner. It hasn’t changed a bit, moderately challenging, beautiful meadows and views and an amazing set of lakes at the end. It took us 4 hours with about a 1/2 hr rest at the lake itself. Catching a cutthroat was the icing on the cake. Great Day!

I did this trail on horseback and really enjoyed it. I would recommend having shoes on your horses as the terrain gets a bit rocky in parts. Wouldn’t be a great ride for beginners as you definitely need to navigate some obstacles- lots of roots and deadfall and some slippery hills (it had rained the night before) Took about 3.5 hours round trip including a nice rest at the falls.

Did this hike two weeks ago. IT WAS AMAZING. Getting started in the hike the initial incline was challenging but as we got further and further the views made up for all the sweat. At the top we hung out and enjoyed the lakes. The trail was pretty well marked. And the hike itself was super quiet - we only met up with 6 people total and they were all heading down while we were going up. Overall, I’d go back to the area and hike the trail again!!

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike and gorgeous views. Just make sure when u enter the valley and see the headwall with two sets of waterfalls that you are on the trail angling up to the higher set!! Otherwise it's a grovel up rocky scree.

Beautiful, easy hike! Start early to avoid the traffic.

We decided to do this hike because it's short and pretty, having all the wildfire smoke and an asthmatic family member, this was enough to have our nature fix!
its a really easy hike, my 3 year old had cero problem to do it from beginning to end. park at the day use area and cross the highway on foot.

One of the most rewarding hikes. Wouldn't say it's hard untill we got to the chains. Definitely look for the arrow pointing to the right before you enter the veally. We missed it and scrambled up the side of the mountain. Would have been easier on the trail. The Lake is great and very relaxing. I don't like people cutting entire trees to get fire wood. Ten more years and the trees are gone.

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2 months ago

Did this trail on a Sunday, took us 4+ hours and only saw 4 other groups the entire time, so a very quiet hike. Couple of sections are a bit challenging, especially the last km to the peak. Majority of the trail is heavily wooded, but opens out near the end, where the views would be spectacular if it wasn't for the smoke. Definitely would do this one again on a clearer day. Warnings posted about bears in the area; didn't see any during our trip, but come prepared!

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