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hiking
2 days ago

Found a drone controller on Poo Poo point trail (the flat area where you can see Mt Rainier). Please reply or DM me if this is yours with a description of the controller. Trying to make sure it finds its owner.

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This trail is shoots and ladders getting up. Starts out pretty mild but then the rest of the trip up to Lake of the Angels is a steep trek. Definitely recommend poles if you have them. The views were incredible and was a perfect fall hike. Worth every drop of sweat. Would have been great to camp out near the lake so we could have done a little more exploring around the peeks, but left for another time. We were able to do this as a day hike, but would make a perfect one night stay. Getting down was kinda rough, but it’s nice that it mellows out in the end.

hiking
8 days ago

great quick hike, great for dogs. Beautiful views from the top.

Okay hike. Kinda steep, seemed like it was longer than it was. Not a lot of room to explore at the top, but pretty Mountain View’s. I wouldn’t do this hike again.

trail running
11 days ago

Great trail for cardio... did it with the kids 7-12 yrs old... they did get tired, but the end was amazing... we got to see people para gliding.. and some beautiful views.

hiking
18 days ago

This trail was beautiful! After spending a lot of time in a city lately, I was so happy to be surrounded by so many big trees. The trail is pretty steep and I was with some people who weren’t regular hikers so we weren’t able to make it all the way. Definitely a good workout! Saw a handful of other hikers along the way so not super quiet.

There's plenty of parking, a pit toilet at the trailhead, and the trail is only about 8 miles total if you start from the upper trailhead. The trail itself is incredibly well maintained and well marked and the views from the ridge were well worth the miles of switchbacks!

Beautiful hike. Absolutely gorgeous!

on Poo Poo Point Trail

hiking
1 month ago

awesome trail with beautiful view on top. definitely recommended.

My dog and I went up this trail: and it does go up. Lol

Great hike and wasn't too busy for a Sunday. Definitely watch out for horse poop on the trail.

Great hike, nice creek/waterfall and awesome views at the top!

Good little hike. Steeper at the beginning and the end. I thought the view from the top was ok...not breathtaking, but definitely very nice.

hiking
1 month ago

Watch out for bees, they were pretty feisty. Also, ran into a mama mountain goat and her baby.

hiking
1 month ago

Didn’t make it far, detoured. But was a nice hike while it lasted.

Nice hike. Went there after seeing the crowd at Rattlesnake Ledge (yikes!). This trail was somewhat busy but nothing like Rattlesnake! Only complaint is that at the top of the climb there’s only a small area for sitting & viewing & not much shade. Lots of shade on the trail though.

hiking
1 month ago

A moderate hike. Good to go with kid on back (3 year old / 30 pounds). Parts of it can be steep, but overall manageable. Some switchbacks later in the hike. Gave me a feeling of entering the Jurassic world - dunno why :)
Limited space up top for larger groupss and views are nothing fantastic, but at least something.

hiking
1 month ago

Really fun hike, it's a pretty mixed challenge. Once you get past the steep first portion, it's pretty mild and more trail-like until you get to the end. Be careful for bees/wasps, they were in a frenzy when I visited and I saw two people getting stung, and another young kid walking back on the trail with his parents who got stung.

Finally to all the dog owners who take their pups hiking... PICK UP AND DISPOSE OF YOUR DOG'S POOP, AND IF YOU CAN'T HANDLE THAT... KEEP YOUR DOG AT HOME. I saw at least 8 dog bags left on the trail in various spots. Really people, do you think the dog poop fairy going to take care of that for you? Clean up your shit, or leave the dog at home. Respect our mother earth and leave the trail better than you found it.

My tracker indicated about 3.5 miles to the top. Heavily trafficked - likely due to holiday weekend - but no bikers or horses to work around. Unfortunate that a good portion has been clear cut by loggers, but definitely worth the view at the top. Great to also see the change in flora and fauna as you ascend.

Central Peak was a very disappointing ending. most of the Creeks are dried up but it's summer. Trail markers get worse the higher that you get some splits aren't marked at all.

Grate hiking, nice place and fresh air.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike close to Seattle. Rocky but well maintained trail. Fun to watch the paragliders at the top on a sunny day. You will have lots of company.

hiking
1 month ago

We had an enjoyable time hiking little Si today. We were looking for a hike our 4 year old could do mostly on her own. She did a great job, just needing a little help at the beginning and a lot of help at the end as the climb got much more difficult for little legs. If you’re an experienced hiker, I would definitely say skip this one and hike Mount Si instead where the views are much more rewarding. This is a great hike though for families and beginning hikers.

Worth the hike

Nice hike but you definitely cannot bring a dog to the peak of Red Mountain. I was ill-prepared and wore tennis shoes to hike, not realizing. About the last 500m I was climbing with my hands and coming back down I was nearly sitting to slide down. There is a path at the peak but it is not definitive and difficult to see on the way down. There are places periodically that have small rocks stacked by people to help remember how to get down. Right before you get to the peak there is a split in the trail that takes you left to a small lake or right to the steep climb to the top. Along the way there are several points to take beautiful pictures overlooking the valley.

hiking
1 month ago

WASPS—— Watch out for wasps about 2.25 miles just off trail. People were getting bit but also passing without issue.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

have been going to this trail for the past 5 days. is very beautiful, not beautiful enough to go 5 days in a row though. only reason why I am is because I've been looking for my lost iPhone. (red and white).
It was lost Thursday 23rd then found on the 25th by someone and they left a note saying it was dropped off at the Verlot public service center. Finally saw the note Monday after hiking the trail a 4th time and they were close by the time I got there. I went back Tuesday and the note was gone, someone had ripped it off the information wall. I went back today since the public center is only open Thursdays - Mondays 8-4 and they said they didn't have it. they only had 4 different android phones, no iPhones.
If the person who found it reads this review please reply with any information, thanks for turning it in.
the phone means a lot to me because it has pictures and tracks of trails that I've been working on and share with others and lots of pictures of my dog.
As for this trail, its not difficult, just a great leg workout to the top. about a mile long, if that. if you want to get adventurous like I did you can walk straight up by the rocks and you'll skip some of the trail. just make sure your pockets are empty. ;)

hiking
1 month ago

Exactly as described. Great hike!

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