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Great Trail, Great View

nice short hike

Beautiful well maintained trail.. Took it from Issaquah High school.. Totally worth every sweat drop going up..

Quick drive from Seattle. The view is fantastic. Expect to see at least another twenty hikers at the lookout.

Good if you want to do a high peak without a ton of hiking in and ease of access. Snowshoed up cascade in March, was pretty cold at the top and it ended up being too blustery for good views, so we skipped Porter. Will probably do again in nicer weather.

I had the mountain to myself on this particular morning. There was plenty of granular snow on the trail given the persistence of winter weather we've been having in mid April. There were some icy spots on the way up but nothing that poles and microspikes couldn't handle easily. The summit of Cascade was extremely windy and the cloud cover obscured all views so I didn't spend much time at the top of either peak. Had a blast with some controlled slides and running on the descent. Started at the registry at 5am and was back at the car by 7:20.

Long steady climb. Sunday was very rainy and muddy. We loved it but almost no view. The descent was very easy on the knees, which made me happy.

We arrived at the trailhead at 9 am. We were equipped with poles and microspikes, both of which proved to be crucial in making it to the top. The trail was covered in compacted snow with many ice patches. We did not need snowshoes at any point - the microspikes handled the ice patches easily. The steepest ice patch occurred about 25-30 minutes from the peak of Cascade. We chose to hit Porter before summitting Cascade. The trail was not very well marked on the way to Porter from the junction on the Cascade trail. We were able to follow the previous tracks of a few hikers who had already made it to Porter, but even without tracks the trail isn’t too hard to see. We weren’t sure if we had made the summit of Porter because it is just small clearing surrounded by trees. Only after venturing about two tenths of a mile past the summit did we confirm that we had reached the summit. Next we summitted Cascade, which was bare and very windy with amazing views. It took us about three and half hours to get from the trailhead to the summit of Cascade with Porter included. The hike back back down only took about an hour and fifteen minutes. Overall the hike was moderately strenuous, and very enjoyable.

Very crowded. Nice hike.

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful hike and not overly difficult. A little work involved but the value of the scenery well outweighs the work to get there.

Great sunrise hike or afternoon hike. Crowded.

Went here on 3/31/17. Was slightly cloudy and sunny 60°F. Starts out fairly simple, then gets super steep. Makes you sweat, pack lunch for the top and a good view of paragliders. Caution for people running down or up. Was very enjoyable. Parking is scarce, parked at the church.

Beautiful views on the way up and at the top. It was a little snowy towards the top and I fell a few times when hiking down but no serious injuries sustained! Lol. I’ll wear hiking boots next time. Easy, fun, beautiful hike.

Amazing view. Truly amazing. Hike was steep, but pretty. The destination is definitely worth going for.

It was sunny today, but there were a lot of people on this trail for a Monday. This is about as difficult as my family can handle for now. Great view at the top.

trail was packed. quite the hike up on a hot day. nice views at the top.

Beautiful park with a lot of opportunity for quieter hiking. Mountain bikers frequent the trail, but are courteous and only hike one way! Quite a few open clearings if you push up towards the summit.

Still lots of snow lingering on the trail, but microspikes were sufficient as we haven’t had new snow in quite a while. Cascade was a large, epic, open summit and Porter was just a clearing on a ridge line. I would suggest tagging Porter first, then coming back and going up Cascade and taking a break up there. Windy once you reach the rocks on the summit push, but from there it’s only a few minutes to the top. Snow is still pretty deep, so watch out for postholing in the warmer afternoon weather. Took about 3.5 hours to hit both summits, take a break, and come back. (March 28, 2018)

A very fun trail with awesome views on sunny days. Well worth the trip to get here.

hiking
23 days ago

It's a nice trail but suffering from erosion. Bring hiking poles, they will be very helpful, and the view from the top is very worth the hike up.

This hike was probably at the time, the most strenuous hike I’ve ever went on. It starts easy looping up but the incline starts to kick in probably 20 minutes in. Once you make it to the top.... the view is absolutely breathtaking. We sat there for hours. Start early, if not.. no later than 2pm. This hike takes about 2 hours. Great for photography shots. Seriously an Instagram worthy spot.

I really enjoyed this hike. Perfect for all levels I believe. It can be strenuous but also, has a steady incline, so you can make it as tough or easy as you want. I also want to clarify that this hike is 5miles round trip, you just have to be sure to hit the Upper Ledge. The lower ledge is 2miles from trail head to view, but if you continue on another 1/2mile you will find the middle and upper ledges. Not as much room to run around on those ledges, but truly beautiful.

It’s a nice, local spot with a small waterfall. Trail markings are difficult but if you know your way, it’s possible to stay off of paved roads and in some beautiful wooded areas with nice creeks. Great for our dog and 5 year old daughter.

on Poo Poo Point Trail

hiking
27 days ago

Great hike!!!!

on Poo Poo Point Trail

27 days ago

Oui first time with the kids, we make it to the top great hike for whoever wants try it.

This hike is only 4 miles, not 5. It was on the easier side of moderate with a huge payout at the end. Absolutely gorgeous views!! I did Poo Poo Point last weekend and Rattlesnake Ledge is definitely easier in comparison. Busy but otherwise a great hike! No snow on the actual trail, which was nice.

Great trail with great views. Some areas require using your hands to climb up rocky areas.

Fun trail. The views from the top are awesome. Lots of people use this trail so it is a little crowded.

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