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hiking
17 days ago

Wow. This is a cool trail. I cannot wait until late spring / summer when the river is flowing. Anyway - pretty easy walk. I made it almost to campgrounds before tuning back. Well marked. Terrain had patches of snow and exposed ground all the way. I did not need spikes since trail is well packed. Amazing views and just a good pace of walking. Lots of places to take in some cool scenery. Hardest part was last 1/4 mile returning to parking lot.

27 days ago

Nice leisurely stroll through a winter wonderland. On the North side there was patchy snow. Down in the valley and on the Southside there was packed snow and ice. YakTrax diamonds and hiking poles was enough.

Do not hike this trail. Only hike this trail if you want a rude man to drive past and threaten to call the sheriff on you when there are no trail closed signs posted. Come back in ten years or so.

Nice, easy and peaceful trail along the Tompson River. We didn't make it as far in as I would have liked due to time, but I definitely plan on returning

off road driving
2 months ago

Loved it not a hard one never used my 4x4 in my stock 2018 Jeep Wrangler will go again

If anyone knows of another one in the same area plz let me know

off road driving
2 months ago

Best trail I’ve been to by far! I didn’t finish the trail since my puppy started to get car sick but I’ll be going back to finish it!

off road driving
3 months ago

Great off road trail for beginners or advanced. For the two very hard spots there is also an option to go around them.
Several good camping areas, a few peaks to view from some lookout points, and a couple cool spots to explore on foot.
Went Oct 13th and almost got snowed in while camping. Feel lucky to have made it out honestly. Forecast not accurate.
Xterra, 33" tires (255/85/r16), no lift, no sway bar

Nice, easy and peaceful trail along the Tompson River. We didn't make it as far in as I would have liked due to time, but I definitely plan on returning

This trail looks terrible. I understand now there was a fire and it’s very apparent. Do not waste your time walking through the dirt and ash this year.

hiking
4 months ago

not recommended. if you don't like first quarter mile you won't like trail because it's about the same. No views or panoramas at all. Quite gloomy and closed in the whole way. Main reason to do this trail would be to link to Lost Lake at end of this trail but that's another 4.4 miles or to join Boundary Trail back to Cows Creek but best of luck doing that one! Just done Lawn Lake which is better in every respect. Try that one first

backpacking
4 months ago

found a perfect spot to hang a hammock

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail. Our group actually went up to Lost Lake and a day trip to the glacier near Lake Louise. Great times.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike with river, meadows and Mountain views with very few other hikers

Not much traffic and some really nice obstacles.

What wasn't damaged by the beetle kill mitigation project is now sadly burned due to the "Golf Course Fire" in late June early July 2018. It will hopefully be a great area to hike in less then 10 years.

hiking
5 months ago

Gorgeous trail! Lush + green most of the way with abundant, tall wildflowers, even moss and ferns. Shaded. Follows the creek most the way. Rocky in spots, but mostly soft trail. 10 campsites along trail. Hummingbirds, woodpeckers, trout + bear scrapings. Ample parking @ trailhead. Bring bug repellent -- sneaky biting flies today (probably from nearby stables). You will see damage from big flood a few years back, but all bridges are rebuilt for the 3-4 creek crossings.

hiking
5 months ago

I loved the wildflowers and you get the sound of rushing water following you along this hike. We couldn't go beyond into RMNP so didn't have a final "payoff" view but it was great! Beautiful trail, well maintained, pretty easy hike. Abundant parking at the trail head.

off road driving
5 months ago

This is not a hiking trail. It's a 4wheel drive road. Not sure if or why anyone would want to hike this. Maybe AllTrails covers 4x4 roads and I never knew it until now. As a 4x4 trail I'd give it three stars and as a hiking trail I'd give it one.Since I view this as a hiking forum one star is what it gets.

Love this trail!

We drove to the trailhead and it was closed due to a 20 acre forest fire. It was devastating to see. Hope to try again in the future.

off road driving
6 months ago

Me and my family took this road with our jeep wrangler (that is lifted) off roading. The first part was quite easy and we thought we could drive the whole way pretty easily. We soon realized there were many, MANY rocks and tough spots. This road is definitely not made for off road driving. If you end up going off road driving on this trail, please make sure your car or truck is lifted and you are ready for an adventure because it sure is. That was definitely not worth the 3 hour drive.

you can't actually Park at this destination Point. Don't follow the directions. you have to park at the North Fork trailhead. that then takes you to the Miller Fork Trail. lots of elevation gain. Beautiful views. No one else on the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful wooded, Moss covered trees, Only 3 people & a dog on the trail

Great little trail that saves the best for last. I agree the damage from beetle kill is distracting, but being able to take your dog along makes up for it. We saw a moose hanging out by the lakes, which offered great photo opportunities.

Too much damage and debris from pine beetle mitigation work. Trail rerouted away from many of the best parts. Very disappointed.

Loved the hike and the CO River was a nice break 1/2 way through the 4 mi hike. Didn’t see any moose but was on the lookout since we had our dog with us. Sad to see the forest hurt by the beetles and fires.

hiking
7 months ago

6/13/18: Beautiful trail with river access in the first half, lots of wildflowers, meadows, aspen groves, and pine forests. Most of the trail has dense ground vegetation with pretty grasses and wildflowers on each side. Some exposed areas but lots of shade. There's a short initial descent right at the beginning, then overall a very gradual incline. Went with my dog mid day, mid week, and came across 4 other small groups in 8 miles. The last mile or so enters RMNP so turned around here (dog). No big scenic vistas or mountain views, but great nonetheless and a different experience than subalpine/alpine hikes. Consider this easy if you hike often.

hiking
7 months ago

Loved this Trail! Only Hiked a few miles in on Sunday. Weather was amazing and trail was nice. Rangers were knowledgeable and pleasant. Walking along the river with all the flowers and butterflies was very peaceful. Parking lot was full but did not see very many people on the trail . Definitely a new favorite. Will hike further in next time.

hiking
7 months ago

Went in 3 miles, stopped for lunch and and hiked back. We had done Storm Pass the previous day, so a pretty hike with an overall 280 gain was easy on the knees. A real nice break from the crowded trails in RMNP.

Starts off in the woods and covered for a while with bits of the river until you are right along side of it. We ran into MULTIPLE foxes on this trail so keep your wits about ya.

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