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The first 1/2 of this hike is steep and very exposed, and thus was more difficult than I expected. Take water. That said, the scenery is absolutely fantastic. I loved the hike. It would have been 5 stars, but the trail ends a mile before the falls, which was a bit of a letdown. Looked like you could buschwhack it over to them without too much difficulty, but this was the last hike of a 2 week hiking trip and we just weren't up to it. The falls themselves are massive, as can be seen in the photos. But most of them don't do justice to the amphitheater shaped valley itself. It's really spectacular.

Hiked 1st week of June, 2017, and trail was almost entirely clear of snow, with some easily passable patches. Also ran into a grizzly right at the trailhead.

hiking
16 hours ago

What an absolutely fantastic hike. The weather was perfect, and aside from 2 other couples, we were the only people we saw for almost 4 hours. The hike was moderate, but offered many wonderful views and a vast assortment of wildlife, game trails and tracks, and flowers and foliage. Although the signage is plentiful at the head of the trail, you have to keep your wits about you when venturing to the Deer Ridge 'summit', as we were turned around a few times, turning the 6 km hike into a 7.5 km hike lol. All in all we honestly couldn't have asked for a better place to find some peace outside of the busy city. We'll be back for sure.

backpacking
17 hours ago

Beautiful hike! Some difficult portions though and the distances are misleading!

A very good hike to do in about 4 hrs top to bottom. Took us about 2.5 to climb, and another 1.5 to descend. This is a very steep incline and is not for the lazy ones. You will work all the way up. I logged 8.8km and about 700m elevation gain. Be sure to wear good boots because the gravel parts of this trail, especially near the peak, are very loose and easy to slip on. Hiking poles are a good idea. Bring plenty of water.

Great hike and lots of mosquitoes loved it!

Had really nice views along the way, we went right off the trail head, then we had the beautiful views as we came back down

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