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Did this on 4/15/2018 on a gorgeous day with an incredible view. We had a nine and ten year old with us so we took several breaks along the way. We decided to turn back two ridges from the top. At that point snow was still all over and trekking sticks would’ve been helpful. Going down was slippery and wet. About two dozen people were on the trail along with us so it’s highly packed down. Still an amazing hike and will try again this summer.

Beautiful. Quick hike. Muddy and icy in spots. Definitely worth taking the detour down the creek trail near the falls viewpoint.

*There is a $5 parking fee. Doesn’t seem highly enforced, however.

3 days ago

Took the backside trail up to the top, that side is in much better condition right now. Took the frontside trail still has snow mixed with lots of mud, definitely need yaktraks/crampons. As luck would have it, there’s a stray pair on the top somewhere, lost mine on the way down! Poles were also helpful.

Very quick hike year round.

3 days ago

Very fun hike, easy enough to do with my four kids (youngest is 4) but challenging enough that they feel like they really accomplished something!

Still a bit slippery for some parts in mid April. The trail down to the creek looked almost impossible due to a patch of ice at the top. Everything else is pretty easy, well marked. If you want solitude this trail probably isn’t best as I still saw a few people during the icy months.

Took the longer but easier trail (Lazy Moose), was still a pretty difficult climb with the mud and ice. Lots of switchbacks and a couple of false peaks that make you think you're almost at the top. But the view at the top is absolutely gorgeous and well worth it! Pack a lunch and a sweatshirt for the summit and it's an awesome day hike!

8 days ago

I can be a bit slipery during the winter. with all the snow. make sure you bring some yaktracks or some other kind of traction for waking up and down the hills

Scott Evans where did you rent crampons and how much were they. We are planning to go next month. My wife is wary about not getting a guide. I am not sure it makes sense to spend an extra $200 for a guide. Anyone have thoughts here?

Was icy and muddy but still a nice short hike.

10 days ago

A lot of people, but overall fun, a good little work out. Not the toughest thing I’ve hiked but for not doing it for a couple years I was sweating at the top. Gonna try lazy mtn today to see if that’s gonna send it.

10 days ago

Nice and scenic trail with falls and streams. It is steep in some places but offers a lot of view and lots of areas of nice scenery. I would recommend this trail to people who like to be just far away from the city but not too far.

Beautiful hike


Beautiful views make the vertical climb worth it, but this is definitely not the easy side.

16 days ago

Beautiful scenic views going up the mountain. It’s extremely muddy and icy beginning of the season so I’d say best time to go is in the summer. It was a short easy hike (some parts are inclined)with amazing views. Careful for bears though. Hence the name. We had to stop and turn around because of a bear sighting from a previous hiker.

i love this glacier super easy and doable for any person.. trail is pretty visible you just have to go over two hills and boom you are there.

Great easy hike, fun and enjoyable. Ice cave are beautiful, make sure before you go out you check the avalanche risk for the time.

Wonderful hike

Great trail to get a workout on

The view is phenomenal. Hike is hard, so it'd be better if one is physically active.
Carry good amount of food and water and avoid hiking in rain if you don't have proper supplies.

A most beautiful place

A most beautiful place

A most beautiful place

Good hike but not sure where ice caves were. Climbed big boulders then came back. Later found out ice caves were further past boulders on right. Need to go back now.

Lots of fun and beautiful scenery! Cleats necessary this time of the year.

3 months ago

A bit more populated than I usually like but it’s a great hike if you want something quick and close to town with good views.

Amazing during the winter!! Very slippery once you get down to the base of the waterfall, but it made for a funny hike.

Love it summer and winter both.

4 months ago

Nice short hike. Had to climb over a lot of boulders for the last 500 yards or so to get to the bottom of the glacier, but the ice caves were amazing!!!

Astounding views

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