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rocky
1 day ago

Recommend wearing water shoes because you have to cross the river at least five times after major rain fall in January. I did not park in the general parking area, parked on top of the hill, hiked my way down side trail that meets up with the main one.

rocky
washed out
1 day ago

Heavy traffic, but very pretty area. there are multiple stream crossings right now, so water shoes of some sort are a must!

hiking
1 day ago

Loved the amazing waterfall! Wear good hiking shoes. We had to cross the stream a few times over slippery rocks and our feet got a little wet, but we still loved every minute of it!

I enjoy my walks in this hiking trails n also beautiful view n so relaxing✨✨✨

Enjoyed seeing the waterfall, but this trail is just too crowded! Crowds made me feel like I was at Disneyland. The recent rain made for a lot of stream crossing and I often had to wait in line just to cross the stream because there were limited places with lower water levels. One woman even yelled at my kids when they crossed a stream out of turn.

on Blue Ridge Trail

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snow
2 days ago

This was a really nice hike! The TH was a little hard to find at first, not easily visible from the highway. Once I found it, the rest of the trail was easy to follow even in the snow. The beginning of the trail had ice so I was moving at a slower pace until I passed that as I didn't have any Yaktrax. As I got higher in elevation, there was a lot more snow making the scenery even more pretty! I hiked with my dog and we started at 8:30am (I would have started earlier but couldn't find the TH) so we were the only ones on the trail for quite a long time. We stopped at an area close to the campground and relaxed for a bit before making our way back down. The TH is in between the two Mountain High Resort parking lots so Hwy 2 is jammed packed with cars!!! We drove out around 12:30pm (heading east) and the line of vehicles, heading west on Hwy 2, stretched for miles!

It was beautiful but now it’s noisy and trashy! Put earbuds on... not everyone wants to hear ur crappy music!! The sounds of nature are so much better than whatever ur blasting from ur phone. Please take ur trash with u when u leave!!!

relaxing and fun trail.

Best hike I’ve done period. Great tree coverage throughout most areas - more foot traffic near bottom but once you get up and out there’s barely anyone. Note that there are some complications with the trail which can make it challenging for some people. I recall one section being pretty narrow to walk on and had to be very careful walking that section with my dog since it was a drop off to the side. Also a tree fell over the trail at one section so you have to climb over the trunk. beautiful peak at the top!

hiking
6 days ago

Fairly easy hike, was able to do this with my 4 year old daughter and wife no problem. Tons of folks out there on Sunday 1/13/19. not a quiet hike, but enough space on the trail for everyone. Hardest parts are just crossing streams here and there on the way to and from the waterfall, very doable for all ages and dogs are allowed too !

hiking
8 days ago

This is a good beginner’s hike to introduce you to the elevation and the beauty of the John Muir Wilderness.
For this hike you will need to park in the North Lake Hiker Parking lot. Next follow the dirt road southwest to the North Lake Campground and once in the campground locate the trailhead next to the public restrooms.
This trail leads to Lamarck Lake also, but after about 0.75 mi. you’ll see the Grass Lake option on your left (south) and after .25 mi. you’ll arrive at the lake.
Along the way, enjoy the great experience of the wilderness as you pass rolling streams serenaded by swaying branches… a great introduction to the area!

God forbid there happens to be a single drop of rain. They close the trail?!?! Seriously?

It was just me and my dog on the trail.

hiking
9 days ago

A bit rainy when we started which made it muddy but it quickly cleared up as soon as the sun came out. highly recommend checking the weather beforehand and putting on high sole sneakers if it's rainy. The top was amazing with a view of the coast and surrounding city. Highly recommend!

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful views with waterfall!

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Freaking awesome...crowded but not too bad...being a little bit off the road helps.

Classic...not a necessarily a hike but it’s super amazing still.

The lake behind the geysers made it that much more interesting...one of my favorite geyser basins.

hiking
11 days ago

We couldn’t get to the parking lot because the area was blocked off, so we parked in the residential neighborhood 3 miles below the trailhead and hiked up. Sturtevant falls was beautiful! It’s only about 2 miles from the trailhead. Would be great to visit in spring after it’s rained a little bit. We combined this hike with a visit to Hermit Falls (which was another 1.5 miles or so from the trailhead). Total round trip was about 13 miles. Nice and shady hike at this time of year, but be careful when visiting the falls because the rocks are slippery.

hiking
11 days ago

great hike, VERY crowded. went on a thursday, a less busier day but still saw a lot of people on the trail. parking wasn’t difficult, they have a lot as well as an overflow lot. half of the hike is relatively easy on a paved road. take a left when you come across both forks. the second half of the hike (after you get under the bridge) get significantly prettier and shadier. you cross the stream a few times before the waterfall. the water flow was good. too much graffiti but honestly not a lot of trash. makes a great skill level for beginners.

hiking
12 days ago

Amazing view

snowshoeing
13 days ago

Watching Old Faithful from the side or back away from the small winter crowd was surreal, allows you to feel and hear the geyser. Pretty stream and access to many more thermal features. Yellowstone is awesome in the winter!

Loved it! Way back up is tough but well worth the view at the bottom!

Gotta find the sweet spot to take a photo worthy picture but it’s was a good hike!

The front gate is closed, so just walk around it.

I completed this hike on 1/7/18. The extra walk made this an over 21 mile hike. We got to the summit at sunset and descended in the dark with headlamps. From the parking to the trailhead is about 3.5 miles of steep incline on asphalt, don’t let that ruin your day #OptOutside.

This trail is very well maintained. We saw deer, salamanders, and a mountain lion.

The second half of the loop had a few fallen down trees so just expect to hop over them. The wildlife is extra wild from the closure, so be prepared to see some animals and to know what to do when you come face to face.

Be aware of the change of temperature from the trailhead to the summit. There is snow on the summit.

We saw no other people up there so be careful and bring a buddy Incase of emergency. Have a plan.

The vertical climb gets pretty intense towards the end after Sturtavent Camp, especially with how bad that first 3.5 miles blows your legs out, but we did it, so you can do it. You got this!

My buddy’s Garmin GPS clocked us at 21.35 total miles and 5,482 feet in elevation gain for the day.

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Perfect for a Sunday afternoon afyer a winter rain, and would be even more lovely on a quieter day during the week. just the right amount of stream and boulder hopping for a fitst day back after the holidays.

My favorite trail because of all the trees and waterfalls.

Beautiful but very crowded

Nice view. Please take water with u

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