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Great, easy to get to trail in Seattle. Amazing views

we did this hike on New Years Eve and again this past Sunday. One of our favorites for sure. NYE there was allot of snow, obviously fresh and super cold. This past weekend, much of the snow was gone and the lake wasnt as frozen. Two very different hikes and very different views along the way with and without the snow. Cant wait to come back in the summer to camp! Easy in and out very little elevation. Just enough to get your heart rate up a bit and then your there. LOTS of dogs off their leashes would be my only negative comment. We brought 3 dogs both times and kept them leashed for caution both times.

A real decent hike and a great trail run, too.

Great hike on an unusually warm January day! Did the hike with my boys (9 and 5 yrs). They handled it well, really enjoyed the view from the top! Will be back.

on Franklin Ghost Town

hiking
3 days ago

Nice short hike for dogs and kids. Trails are well traveled if not clearly marked.

on Rocky Brook Falls

3 days ago

Great short hike for any age and skill level. Waterfall was breathtaking!

hiking
4 days ago

This was a fun and easy 2 mile hike. The way up is a little steep but was easily maneuverable. We took our two senior dogs and they did just fine. Nice Informational day trip.

I'm out of shape and fit into shine heavy breathing but I enjoyed this stroll.

trail running
7 days ago

Good training spot for long runs as it’s easy to re-supply after each loop and/or swap gear in harsh weather. Not much by way of climbing, but good for training on rollers.

Be advised Green river Gorge trails association charges you 5$ per car then an additional 5$ per person. We moved on.

The views from the bluff out over the water are really nice and the beach is a nice play to sit and relax. due to the rain we have been getting parts of the trail were muddy so bring shoes you don't mind getting dirty. If possible go early in the morning as it gets pretty packed from noon on.

10 days ago

Beautiful falls

Short beautiful hike!

Good workout with hills but overall it’s not too difficult

Beautiful even in the dead of winter

Fun casual trail. Very easy. Great views from beach.

camping
17 days ago

Hiked in on 12/26 to do a couple of days of snow camping. The area is stunning and quite snowy (note: be aware that the road leading
up to the trailhead is getting challenging for non 4x4s). The bridge over the creek is fine (having poles is a plus for this hike) and the lake frozen over. Baring Mountain looming high above the lake is a sight to see, complete with a crown of clouds.

I had to cut my camping short as my bivvy sack, pad, sleeping bag, wool blanket, and wool base and middle layers weren’t enough for the clear sky cold of the night. I went to bed at 7:30 or so and woke up at 9:20 realizing I was feeling areas of cold even through all of my layers. I elected to bail and hiked back through the forest in light snow following the partially filled tracks of previous hikers. I did get to see very fresh elk tracks - probably missed saying hello by a few minutes.

Walking back at night was a very intense and vibrant experience. I will say I did crazy ivans every few minutes to look for any night eyes. A little disappointed at not being able to stay the night but the overall experience was magical.

walking
17 days ago

Fantastic and surrounded by food!

Nice paced paths and great water views

Beautiful views, but weather went bad!

Very short hike, but amazing

My favorite go-to spot for a good light trail run (sorry hikers and walkers) near home. Road shoes are fine because the trails are well-maintained and mostly free of rocks, roots, and mud. Bonus: the "Stinky Mile" along the North Beach. Be prepared to take in a few mouths full of sewage processing stench!

We went on 12/27, once you turn onto the service road theres a few pot holes, we hit quite a bit of snow on the way up the road around 10 a.m. and some cars got stuck, one had to get towed out. The hike was gorgeous, there's some slushy snow on lake, we brought micro spikes but didn't need them. Very minimal elevation gain, but as it gets more icy would be good to have spikes and poles. Plan for extra time as it takes longer in the snow, esp. if you have to park a ways down due to road conditions. There is a bathroom at the trailhead and lots of shy camprobbers :)

walking
20 days ago

Walking, food and fun!

hiking
21 days ago

Beautiful! Easy, but fun. It was good for working on endurance. The trail is doable in the snow, but I wished I’d had poles and/or spikes for my boots because I was slipping and sliding a bit when the snow started to melt.

Easy walk with some great waterfalls along the way .

Not really a hike, but a beautiful spot! It’s raging right now. Quite a sight.

Fun with older kids!

One of the beat hikes I had for the distance. Very beautiful and serene. Not very busy.

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