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hiking
14 hours ago

My first ever hike. Amazing view from the top

Completed on Jan. 12. Very little snow and only required spikes on the back loop. If you want to extend the hike, complete the back loop ( check out prairie mountain and prairie creek route ). Different views and adds about an hour to the overall experience. Easy hike for experienced hikers; hard for beginners.

The incline is a lot of work, but the top is quite stunning! Hard work pays off in this case!

4 days ago

Great little hike. Easy to do with kids. Beautiful waterfall. Keep your eyes out for the troll! :)

hiking
6 days ago

Great for a beginner!

Easy hike with a beautiful waterfall at the end!

Great hike today. Nice to have the micro spikes in a few spots. Stunning views along the hike and 360 at the top.

nice, easy trail to do with a toddler in backpack

9 days ago

Fun, easy walk with the family. Nice place to bring a small camp stove and make hot chocolate at the falls.

Nice enjoyable walk with beautiful frozen waterfalls

walking
10 days ago

Not challenging enough for me personally but a beautiful walk on a sunny day in the winter. Will definitely do again.

hiking
11 days ago

Good hike, great thigh burner with longish steep sections. Worth bringing out spikes in the winter season as it can be icy.

Hold on to to your hat at the summit as the last few hundred meters can be windy!

I wouldn’t say it’s hard. Just a good push, no snow, yak tracks a good idea. It’s a good one to do if you are ina pinch for time as we completed in 1:30. That being said we ran down and we are fit avid hikers. Great trail for dogs too!

hiking
15 days ago

We have only done it in the winter but falls are cool frozen. It is easy to connect to Hay Meadow (cross cutline as per map and turn right at little pump shack and follow river) it will lead back to the same patking lot. creating an oval. I like meadow last as flat and easy. both parts are pretty.

16 days ago

Really easy trail and very quick. Lots of traffic though so get there early. Do the hike to Upper Falls! You’ll see signs for it along the trail. It’s about a 20 min hike uphill but when we got there there wasn’t a single person.. where as when we arrived at Troll Falls there was about 30 people. No need for crampons or poles at the time we hiked. (Late December)

snowshoeing
17 days ago

Great Hike- we had to ditch the snowshoes about 2km as there was not enough snow. But it would doable all the way up with them.

Beautiful easy trail!

hiking
23 days ago

We did this trip at the end of December, but there wasn’t much snow on it. Some ice and snow patches, so we used spikes on the way down but managed to go up without them. Great view on the top, and once you get up there, you will know why this mountain was named Prairie Mountain. The 360 degree view is definitely worth it.

It’s a great cardio workout too, not too long but steady steep climb pretty much all the way up to the tree-lines. Lots of people use this hike as a workout, doing it every week or doing it back to back multiple times a day.

hiking
28 days ago

Love this trail. Easy and beautiful. So many falls.

Good for beginners, just a weeeee bit challenging like being on a stairmaster for 2 hours, crampons come in handy

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike, we’ll signed and maintained...fantastic weather, highly recommend going on after the first falls.. pretty payoff at trail end

1 month ago

Easy, beautiful hike. Did it twice this year.

this is a difficult hike for beginners, but beautiful view on top

Hiked it after a snowfall so a bit of a slog through 6inches of fluffy snow. Still beautiful at the pass.

hiking
1 month ago

Completed hike on 2018-12-02. Crampons/Ice Cleats highly recommended. Not really enough snow on this date for snow shoes. Great hike, great views especially the summit with it's 360 degree panorama.

Completed this hike a couple weeks ago, crampons not needed. It’s pretty fantastic at the top with the pearlier feels but most certainly a steep incline that can make you question for a second what you got yourself into. I was sore for a week after this hike! But the experience is worth it, a solid hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Good fall/early winter hike if you have micro spikes. Some deep snow up top (don’t forget the gaiters) near the lakes, but lakes are frozen and you can easily traverse across them. Will be back in the spring/summer.

Awesome trail with incredible views. Only thing I found was there was minimal signage along the trail with made it difficult to stay on track in the winter. On the other side though the trail head and the road to the parking lot were very well signed. Summer time I’m sure the trail would be more visible!

Nice easy trail! Was great but you only need to do it once in my opinion

hiking
1 month ago

Always a nice hike but boring through the forest if you're going up to the ridge. We always hike back along the ridge to get the views. There isn't a marked trail on the ridge but you just need to follow the edge. Drop down when you see the cairns. We went Nov 25th, no need for snowshoes but spikes were useful.

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