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Beautiful hike, once you get to the top. Did this hike with about a foot of snow on the ground. There was a portion of about a 1 mile climb of very steep incline and towards the top there was no trail broken in the snow.

hiking
3 hours ago

beautiful. in the winter the trail is very icey but worth the near falls

hiking
3 days ago

Tail was well used into the winter, weather was great!

Great hike! Blue glacier covered with snow but still a lovely hike with a great view! Very windy and Lots of ice today, minimal pockets of deep snow before you get to the pass. Started too late @ 1 pm and was nearly to the lake at 2:30. Had to turn around as it’s DST and after the sun went behind mountain at 3:30 things just became more dim. Got to my car at 4:30 very dusky & Probably dehydrated at that time. Remember to drink water when it’s cold outside. You need it and don’t realize it.
Gorgeous sunny day and only 4 people at the pass and no one else. The gentlemen said it’s a 4 hr hike minimum. 2 hrs there and 2 hrs back. Happy hiking!

just gorgeous once outta the tree line!

hiking
17 days ago

Moderate is appropriate. It is challenging towards the top, but I carry an extra 40 lb with the baby carrier. Beautiful views.

Invigorating, sun set and sun rise above waterfall in between lakes.

hiking
18 days ago

Made it to Upper Reed Lake on 10/23/18.
I parked in the turn around spot across from the fee station because the trailhead parking lot would have destroyed my car’s undercarriage, and it only added maybe 5 minutes to my hike.
The trail was pretty easy until you get to the boulders. I needed my nano-spikes and I’m glad I had them in my pack. After the boulders I wish I also had packed my snow-shoes, and I lost the trail. I followed some faint leftover ski tracks but was very cautious because of not being sure if where I was stepping was actually solid ground. I had intended to get to the bomber, but I’ll wait till spring/summer when the trail is easier to spot and follow. No animal sightings.

Trail is in great shape. Beautiful hike. Travel wisely, thick bear country. I like to hike this after the leaves have fallen.

I went on a Saturday in late September. it wasn't to crowded but parking is a bit crazy. it's a nice out and back. once you get to the lake, go right and you get a great view of the inlet.

Trail-head parking was easy to find, and pretty empty before sunrise. Trail is pretty easy to follow and clearly marked at a few trail intersections, until you come to the moraine field towards the end. There are cairns throughout the boulder field, but its easy to get turned around. When in doubt, keep to the left side of the boulder field and keep your eyes pealed for the cairns. The little hut at the end can provide some cover for extremely windy days. No animal sightings :(. Great hike!

hiking
22 days ago

My favorite spot to hike during summer time!!

The trail was beautiful, fresh snow. We were there in the morning and the sun shining On the other mountains illuminated their profile beautifully! Windy at the top however you get to see an entire view of Turnigan arm from one side!! No snow on the road up their and it was a rough ride.

Amazing like always

nice hike close to town. beautiful views.

hiking
29 days ago

Perfect day for this hike! Trail was a little muddy after the rain yesterday and then the top had some snow. But the trail was evident with all the foot traffic. Clear enough to see Denali and the views from the peak were incredible. Saw 3 moose on the way up and then 20 sheep (3 different groups) at the peak. Definitely will do again. Enjoy!

hiking
30 days ago

Beautiful rabbit lake . Went up to mchugh lake also. Snow is there to stay !! Very windy as usual. Layer layer layer

Niiiiiicceeee

Beautiful hike.

Quick beautiful hike. Definitely check the weather before you go because doing this trail after/during rainfall would make it a lot more dangerous. I would also consider it to be more moderate than easy. A little strenuous at times, but so worth it when you make it to the top.

on Reed Lakes Trail

1 month ago

Worth the hike!!! :) definitely doing this trail again!

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely gorgeous. I wouldn’t suggest doing it in the rain or snow as the boulder fields would be pretty tricky and you could easily break an ankle if wet but a stunning hike. Finished in 5 hours.

backpacking
1 month ago

Well worth the effort. Camped at the top. Bring at least 3 liters of water if you're doing the whole trail, especially if the sun is out. There are many streams if you have a filter.

awesome trail! the peak of the trail has an awesome look out! did the trail in October, and it was a little chilly at the top but just plan accordingly for the weather.

By far best trail I’ve been on , with multiple views , worth going to!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail with a great payoff within a short hike. The trail is easily followed but due to roots was a bit treacherous (it didn’t help that it had rained earlier in the day so the trail was slippery as well). The waterfall is pretty spectacular and with the mossy trees and rocks the whole area feels like a fairy garden. We followed the trail a bit further which seems to follow the creek but since it was wet and slippery we turned around so I’m not sure how far it actually goes.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike! 4.8 miles. The lake is beautiful. South side of the lake trail is overgrown but not too bad to cover the trail. There is a fallen tree south of the boat ramp that is difficult to get around. Saw two different piles of fresh bear scat.

hiking
1 month ago

The toughest part of the trail is the beginning with a pretty steep elevation. The trail is well maintained but due to the small gravel type rocks traction is iffy. The payoff of the glacier and portage lake is so worth it though. Pack a lunch and find a nice secluded spot around the side of the lake to enjoy.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is definitely a challenge. I am 22 years old and In pretty good shape. It is mostly up hill the whole entire way. Once you past the second bench it turns into a narrow trail, with grass as tall as you. Come to a corner the trail kinda ends and you can go up at your own risk. This part becomes very hard. It opens up and you can see twin peaks well, did not make it any further to see the lake from the very top. Would recommend hiking boots rather than running shoes. Also saw a black bear on the trail right after second bench on the way down. Bring bear spray lots of water, and pack light. Going down is also very tiring. Shin splints is a real thing !

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy trail. Back end of the lake is a little over grown and narrow, but has beautiful of views of Denali.

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