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Great hike- definitely worth going to the Abbott Pass lookout beyond the tea house. Terrain is loose and tricky at the end

Great hike. Definitely do the section beyond the teahouse, but be careful. The terrain is pretty rough near the end. Worth it though!

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
1 day ago

Easy hike for the first 4.5km, after the turn off it's straight up but worth it with views of the valley and the clear water lake.

on Grassi Lakes Trail

1 day ago

Trail still closed from bear activity. Aug 16

Amazing views but the tour buses definitely ruin it. Plan for a weekday (vs weekend)

snowshoeing
1 day ago

snowshoeing
1 day ago

Did the full loop with a group aged 11 to 43 with no backpacking experience. Perfect three-day hike for us. Lakes were a little mucky, so swimming wasn't an option. Lots of mosquitos. Some really nice views in places of lakes and mountains.

Absolutely loved it. It's steep but very doable and what a beautiful hike all the way up. Once you get to the lake, it is stunning. Make sure to walk all the up to the end of the lake. So pretty and you can enjoy a little picnic there. The next trail is Sarrail trail which is extremely steep. I haven't done it as I have only 6-7 hike under my belt but it's on my futur list.

Our group was made of varying fitness and we managed to make it to the lake in two hours and twenty minutes. The descent took an hour 45. I would recommend trekking poles because the trail is quite steep both ways and with the loose shale it would be easy to lose your footing and yard sale down the trail.