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Was very fun, VERY easy. I only gave it 3 because I probably wouldn’t go all the way there to do it again. Pretty damp, wear boots for the water puddles and such. Great little trip with friends. Bring a bright headlamp and gloves! Enjoy.

hiking
4 days ago

Hiked it clockwise a few days ago with wife. We did it round trip, but last 1/8 mile was a scramble up a loose rock field, pulling ourselves up toward a railroad track by grabbing a rock outcropping on our right. Hike is not for the faint of heart - see link below. In hindsight, we should have hiked down to the top of the falls and returned the same way we came, which would have eliminated a long cliff hugging trail section which takes you close to the base of the falls and then back up to the parking area if you can navigate a steep scramble uphill at the end. If you look at the map provided on the Alltrails site, you will notice a gap in the “loop” - this gap is a a steep hard to ascend slope (fenced off at top) - we had to go past it to find a route to ascend to the parking lot. There was a fatality in late May 2017, due to a fall from this trail.

https://www.seattletimes.com/life/outdoors/state-to-out-of-bounds-hikers-at-palouse-falls-keep-out-and-we-mean-it/

Easy trail with great views of the river. Good birdwatching, too.

hiking
6 days ago

Decent highly trafficked hike, parking area can reach capacity rather quickly. Trail is fairly wide and flat for the majority of the journey.

Not a bad little trail. My first ever Washington hike. Very nice!

hiking
11 days ago

Nice and easy

hiking
16 days ago

Great views along the river and from the suspension bridge...

hiking
17 days ago

The majority of this hike winds pretty steeply through the forest. Definitely a steady climb most of the way but not too bad - would recommend poles. You have to go one switchback up from where the AllTrails map ends to get to the viewpoint. The view itself is gorgeous, but limited - it's really just a small break in the trees, but pretty nonetheless.

on Ape Cave Trail

hiking
19 days ago

Really unique and wonderful trail! Definitely want a good flashlight, lots of really beautiful rock to see.

hiking
20 days ago

Unlike anything I’ve ever done... make sure if you do the lower trail you are prepared to do a lot of climbing!

hiking
21 days ago

One of a kind! The road was closed but you can park and walk .8 of a mile to the trailhead. There is still snow on the trail. So waterproof hiking boots help a lot! We did the lower cave and it was very easy. We plan on returning this summer to explore the upper cave!

3/31/2018
Beautiful hike, and even got to see a whale out in the distance.

Hiked this on Saturday, March 17th 2018.

Started on Nook, continued up an unmaintained trail towards the summit of West Tiger 3, (2,522ft) went down Cable Line and circled back to the parking lot. Up and down in under 3hrs.

Conditions were perfect. no snow or ice. Bring layers! Our hands very quickly started stinging from the cold at the top. Hardly any views. its mainly a hike through the trees.

Arrive early if you can. we started before sunrise and by the time we got down, the parking lot and the side of the road were lined with cars.

Discover Pass required.

Limited parking so go early. Good trail. creek crossing a bit tricky but the views at end are worth it. would do this again.

hiking
23 days ago

beautiful hike and easy for all.

You have to hike 10 miles of road just to access the official Olympic Hot Springs Trailhead. A couple miles in, the road is washed out and uncrossable (deep water). There are several re-routes around the washout. The first is a ~1/4 a mile before the bridge on the Elwha River Trail. Second is right before crossing bridge, though route is rough (steep/flooded/not official trail). The third re-route is a log crossing on the left, in between bridge and road washout. There are red/pink flags marking routes, but these can be confusing. May be difficult with heavy bikes, but doable if you’re adventurous. There were cyclists who did it while we were there. Past the reroute, the road is gradual up to the old Elwha dam. Beyond that it gets steeper and winding, with lots of trees and debris to cross over/around. When you reach the official Trailhead, the snow goes from a couple inches to up to 12’ deep in areas. Hot springs are filled with green algae, and the first 4-5 are Luke warm and shallow (less than knee deep). Get there early to get the deeper pools. Boulder Creek Campground is right there, less than .5 miles from springs, with bear wires and pit toilets. Permits required to camp and no fires/dogs allowed.

The trail is nice and the woods are peaceful but there are no good vantage points to see the valleys below and at the top you run into a cluster of 3 cell phone towers , the big reward for your climb. I would say this is a great trail for a run or to just get outside but if you want scenery try somewhere else.

hiking
28 days ago

great trail for beginners and what an awesome waterfall! if you're squeamish of heights then hiking to the falls may not be for you but it's only really tall at the very end. great little trek though.

Easy hike definitely not moderate. Only downside was it was not well marked but we didn't have too much issue navigating. Muddy. Pretty falls.

This hike wasn’t tough. It’s easy not moderate. Signage was really bad, went the wrong way twice. Nice stroll though. Wear boots...there is a good amount of mud and 2-3 washed out sections.

Quick and easy hike without hardly any elevation change. The falls at the end of this trail are pretty. It was moderately trafficked in the middle of the day. There are a couple spots where you need to cross the water, so be prepared for that.

So fun! And easy, great walk through the woods with abandoned cars along the way!

Hard but worth it

very easy hike with such a gorgeous waterfall at the end. definitely worth the free hours in and out. definitely must on spots close to the falls.

hiking
1 month ago

Went with a few friends and it was amazing. I loved following the curve of the hill. :)

hiking
1 month ago

Road was closed when i got there. I had to walk extra 2 miles to the trail head, and it was covered with a lot of snow. Will come back when it has better condition.

Not breathtaking, but it's a fun day. My five year old was tired at the end but had so much fun. We will definitely do it again.

Absolutely breathtaking views!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! I would definitely do it again, but in the summer. My car could only make it within 2 miles of the trailhead, so we walked up the road to get there. We had to stamp through the snow the entire time, which made for an adventure! However, I definitely recommend snowshoes if you hike in the winter months. The views from the top were stunning and made the trudging worth it in the end.

Beautiful views of water, islands and mountains - what more can you ask for?

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