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Went in aug. Was so fun with the dogs! Love the alpine flat area!

November 14th, snowy but so fun! Beautiful sunny day out and easy loop!

beautiful during winter. only could go to the falls outlook. couldn't go to the river because the way down was nothing but ice and wouldn't be able to make it back up.

Beautiful hike, once you get to the top. Did this hike with about a foot of snow on the ground. There was a portion of about a 1 mile climb of very steep incline and towards the top there was no trail broken in the snow.

hiking
10 days ago

Tail was well used into the winter, weather was great!

hiking
24 days ago

Moderate is appropriate. It is challenging towards the top, but I carry an extra 40 lb with the baby carrier. Beautiful views.

This is a great trail with taking a simple walk in and around nature with the family

Trail is in great shape. Beautiful hike. Travel wisely, thick bear country. I like to hike this after the leaves have fallen.

Trail-head parking was easy to find, and pretty empty before sunrise. Trail is pretty easy to follow and clearly marked at a few trail intersections, until you come to the moraine field towards the end. There are cairns throughout the boulder field, but its easy to get turned around. When in doubt, keep to the left side of the boulder field and keep your eyes pealed for the cairns. The little hut at the end can provide some cover for extremely windy days. No animal sightings :(. Great hike!

hiking
29 days ago

My favorite spot to hike during summer time!!

Amazing like always

nice hike close to town. beautiful views.

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect day for this hike! Trail was a little muddy after the rain yesterday and then the top had some snow. But the trail was evident with all the foot traffic. Clear enough to see Denali and the views from the peak were incredible. Saw 3 moose on the way up and then 20 sheep (3 different groups) at the peak. Definitely will do again. Enjoy!

A nice relaxing stroll. Didnt see a waterfall (i think the one pictured is for barbara falls).

Quick beautiful hike. Definitely check the weather before you go because doing this trail after/during rainfall would make it a lot more dangerous. I would also consider it to be more moderate than easy. A little strenuous at times, but so worth it when you make it to the top.

awesome trail! the peak of the trail has an awesome look out! did the trail in October, and it was a little chilly at the top but just plan accordingly for the weather.

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is definitely a challenge. I am 22 years old and In pretty good shape. It is mostly up hill the whole entire way. Once you past the second bench it turns into a narrow trail, with grass as tall as you. Come to a corner the trail kinda ends and you can go up at your own risk. This part becomes very hard. It opens up and you can see twin peaks well, did not make it any further to see the lake from the very top. Would recommend hiking boots rather than running shoes. Also saw a black bear on the trail right after second bench on the way down. Bring bear spray lots of water, and pack light. Going down is also very tiring. Shin splints is a real thing !

These views are spectacular! There is nothing to compare the peace and beauty of this trip. You do have to cross a pretty crazy stream; so bring your water shoes. A group of my friends and I backpacked and had an amazing time!! Be prepared for anything. Our trip was about 22 miles because there had been a recent snow storm and we had to hike over the snow. Remember iodine tablets so you can refill your water! Worth every step!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Great views in early September, had a clear day in the high 50’s F*. Finished in a few hours then went to pizza man. “Big win”

I really liked this trail as an easy walk to escape the city. It is all paved, but there are some opportunities to go into the woods if you like (near Earthquake Park for example). It also has the outer planets of the Solar System trail that starts at downtown Anchorage which is very cute and educational. I got up to Neptune -- next time I will make it to Pluto (six hours from the sun in downtown - I started too late).

The last 200 feet is very difficult. I got to see some moose on a side trail and the view was outstanding. It was a heavily trafficked trail, but I knew that going in, from the other reviews. I would definitely recommend it if you're looking for a challenge.

This is a short, but very beautiful and family friendly.

I loved this hike. Only a small step and rocky portion at the top! Great views

Beautiful hike with lots of beautiful scenery

Nice short hike for all ages with elevations. Busy on weekends. Dog friendly.

Good views like every other mountain in the state, this app labels it as hard but it’s definitely not. It should be rated as moderate.

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous with the fall colors! A perfect hike if you want to be able to talk and hike. The trail is wide enough to walk side by side most of the way.

Beautiful hike in the Fall! Great trail that takes you by lakes, a stream a boulder field at the end. Well maintained and traveled.

Not bad. Easy trail.

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