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Tougher climb than expected but the end result was beautiful. The lake is rather low this time of year but it was cool to see everything beneath normal water level. The switchbacks were killer. Rough terrain so watch out for loose rocks, water in some areas and stumps. Had the whole place to ourselves once we reached the top.

The summit isn’t the highlight as much as walking through the moss covered boulders and trees. Very popular, expect crowds.

Nice short fall hike to the landslide area. Looks like people have walked around and through... not recommended.

Fun trail with interesting sights along the way. There is some mud and a point where you either have to ford a creek or walk over a fallen tree, so go for waterproof footwear if possible. The end with the falls are gorgeous in autumn and you can view it both from the bottom and get right up to the top. We brought our pup and he had great time, but smaller or older dogs may not be equipped to complete the entire loop.

I did this hike 2 months ago. Trail is well kept. Pet friendly and just gorgeous spot to visit.

I did this hike awhile back It can get crowded but enjoyed it all the same!

Relatively flat, wide gravel trail. Nice waterfall area at the end. Mostly smaller growth trees in the beginning.

Convenient to Duvall.

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7 days ago

Great quick, and relatively easy hike close to town. There were only a handful of us on the trail but I think that’s mostly because it’s Tuesday...it was pretty quiet once we started climbing which was nice. The last push to the top is tough but not impossible by any means. Views from the top were nice. Would definitely recommend if you don’t want to drive too far, or don’t have all day to hike.

great hike!!! lots of stairs!!! went early beat the crowds!!!

What a surprise—2 mountain goats chowing down on the rocky cliff not far from the climbing face. On a nice day, this is a good choice for a hike close to Seattle. Sweeping views from the top but be prepared to hear I-90 traffic and see ever expanding North Bend.

hiking
10 days ago

Very pretty, easy hike. It's great for a fall/winter hike when the skies aren't as clear. Can't believe how many big and small falls there are.

Oct 2018 - Woodsy and well-marked trails. It was very pretty in the fall with lots of color. I wanted to get a couple hours of walking in before it rained. Even though it started drizzling, I didn’t mind so much with all the tree cover. Encountered some young families and mountain bikers. Great little getaway.

hiking
17 days ago

Always a fun little hike :)

Great view from the top! A little steep at the end, but totally worth it.

hiking
20 days ago

Such a gorgeous hike! One of my favorites

Good well kept trail, first 2/3 is easy, well maintained path. Last night is a bit tougher and can get quite sloppy with heavy rains. Keeping to the left Allows for extension along older Logging roads. The last turn to the cause it’s not super obvious. Fun day hike.

hiking
22 days ago

Super beautiful hike!!

Very pretty hike, even when the falls are not going!

Easy trail to access. It’s also very well maintained!

Wonderful hike with kids

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Come early morning on workday if possible to avoid crowds.

hiking
1 month ago

great hike to do with kids. well maintained trail with plenty of parking and beautiful views at the top. also a nice workout for those who dont hike a whole lot.

on Twin Falls Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Great views and well maintained path. River was great to dip hands and feet in to cool down.

Unfortunately was really crowded on a warm August day which can be a downer when other people’s loud conversations and kids throwing rocks into the river is not the main point of going into nature.

Other than the too-many-people

As of 10/10/18 the road is open. Trail is in great shape. Wonderful fall hike.

lots of ups and downs. lots of fungi..... fun hike with kids and critters. my only complaint..... need more signs.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved doing this trail in early October! Such a beautiful time of year here. The bridge for waterfall viewing was magic. The trail took us about 2 hrs out and back, and was much steeper than I had imagined, but a good workout.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy and beautiful hike!

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1 month ago

great quick hike, great for dogs. Beautiful views from the top.

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1 month ago

Super beautiful !! A few inclines but nothing too terrible !!

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