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Beautiful area surrounded by snowy peaks. Great location for photos.

This is the most reliable trail to see banana slugs if you’re into that. Saw 7 in one mile. There is of course the usual waterfall and coal mining era relics. Fall colors and falling leaves, too!

Good well kept trail, first 2/3 is easy, well maintained path. Last night is a bit tougher and can get quite sloppy with heavy rains. Keeping to the left Allows for extension along older Logging roads. The last turn to the cause it’s not super obvious. Fun day hike.

hiking
17 days ago

Great fall day...just what we needed before the rain hits ... double knot brewery nearby as well.

on Gold Creek Pond Trail

walking
19 days ago

Beautiful and a great place for the kiddos!

Amazing place!!!

beautiful trail that gets really steep on the climb up.

Quiet and beautiful trail, best enjoyed in an unhurried way.

lots of ups and downs. lots of fungi..... fun hike with kids and critters. my only complaint..... need more signs.

Challenging yet doable without lots of experience. I suggest bringing water and a snack to have at the beach!

trail running
1 month ago

You can be in the middle of a forest right in Bellevue. It’s beautiful. Smooth single and double track trail running.

It’s very beautiful trail!

Nice trail... very quiet - probably because of the time of year.. well kept, falls didn’t have much water but a nice place to hang out - esp. for the kids.. it’s an easy trail - saw some families with 4-6yr olds.. lot of people walking their dogs too..

trail running
1 month ago

great, but the sewer vents smells pretty bad.

Very nice afternoon walk. The only reason it doesn't get five stars is that it's truly just a walk in the woods. To get 5 stars from me, it's got to be somewhat strenuous and have rewarding views.

Loved it! Great for kids!

Nice walk in the woods on easy trail. The falls would be more impressive earlier in the season I’m sure.

great trail fun going down the hill to beautiful Lake Washington not for the fragile gets pretty steep & must watch ur footing..

It was a nice walk in the middle of woods. Good way to get some exercise.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful but very stinky in parts.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, short, easy hike. German Shepherd loved the water. Great place to end the day after other hikes in the area

Great hike nice and easy!

great hike for the family and dogs

on Gold Creek Pond Trail

walking
2 months ago

A beautiful quick hike around a quiet pond. My toddlers enjoyed their time in and out of the stroller.

Very easy walk that anyone can do. If we do this again I'll bring stuff to bbq on the grills at the picnic site. For how short it is I feel another activity needs to be added in to make the drive worth while. No bugs today.

Great trail to do with young 9 & 13 yr old boys. Annoying horse poo everywhere but saw a huge owl and it was a very well paved/wide easy trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail is well maintained. Couldn’t escape the sewage smell near the bottom of the ravine. Not likely to return.

Great view of Lake Sammamish from the view point right off the parking lot.

When the trail merges into the Talus construction, make sure to use your map and GPS location so you don’t miss where the trail is. We took a bit of a detour after missing the trail within the construction site.
Speaking of construction, we ran into "Trail Closed" sign leaning against the ridge side of the trail, ignored it, and kept walking. After snaking through the yet-to-start Talus construction area, the trail entered into the forest again via a jump-over stumps clearly indicating a swampy area. It was in early September so there was no water. But, I suspect a puddle-swamp area forms during rainy seasons. After walking over the stumps into the forest, the trail turned into a goat-trail and we ran into another ran-over "Trail Closed" sign. it was almost half-way for the ~3.5mi loop, and that time we decided to turn back. I don't know if the return path (the north-east side) is open. Something to find out the next time I am there by walking in the opposite direction, starting on the "left" (north) off the parking lot, probably veering right to the "No Name" or the previous "Surprise Creek" first.

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