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hiking
2 days ago

Really good hike, variety of terrain, and beautiful views.

Easy walk around the Wenatchee River. Many swimming holes and channels if you're interested in "cooling off." Too many people around to see a bear.

We started at Hat Rock. It's a straight, wide gravel path. Good for jogging, horses, walking. Really nice views of the river. Also there's no shade and it can get very hot, so bring water.

Drove two hours, and let me tell you it was worth it!

The hike to the summit and back is actually 2.5 miles. If you continue on the primitive trail you will reach about 4.75 miles. There is another loop that's 3.5 miles. Great hike!

Please please please be careful if you hike off-road here. We have had way too many casualties here in the last few years from people swimming next to the falls or getting too close to cliffs. Bringing dogs or small children is not a good idea because the trail is so steep in some spots.

All of that said, the best time to come is Spring because the falls are still full, and the hikes are gorgeous. I do three different locations: hike out to where you can stand above the falls, hike along the walls of the canyon, and hike down to the water. The trail down to the water is very worn. It gets extremely hot here, so multiple water bottles is a must. Also, parking is by check or cash only unless you have a Discover pass.

on Sheep Lake Trail

21 days ago

Beautiful trail, we went last week. Lots of wild flowers and peaceful lake setting.

hiking
22 days ago

Went on a very hot Sunday, mid-morning. Met a few hikers on their way down and a few groups at the lake. Took our teenage kids and dog and we all enjoyed it, especially a little wade in the cold lake. Bring sunscreen - a large portion of the train
Is in the sun. There were A LOT of bugs! Unfortunately bugs love me and I ended up with bites everywhere. Seems like I faired the worst of my family though.

backpacking
23 days ago

July - Mid Summer

The hike to mirror lake, as well as the summit, offers some of the best alpine views I’ve ever seen with my own two eyes.

There are a lot of people on this trail though. The parking area was so packed we had to park on the road. Finding a campsite wasn’t too difficult (and we found a decent site), but we had quite a few neighbors. We also passed several people, dogs and horses on the trail.

Didn’t really see in wildlife.

The trail itself isn’t too difficult. It is very well maintained, and very easy to find your way to the basin. The beginning section is probably the most difficult, as you do most of your accent there until you reach the upper valley. Going to the summit makes for a great day hike, but you gain about 2000 feet in less than 3 miles.

There is a toilet at the parking area. Parking costs $5 per day, and a wilderness permit is required (free at trailhead). Also make sure you read the regulations as campfires are prohibited within 1/4 of a mile from many of the lakes in the basin.

Overall a beautiful trip, If a little overcrowded. Would recommend doing in the off season to avoid the crowd.

hiking
26 days ago

its pretty at the top

Great hike! Beautiful views of the Columbia river. Not to hard but will definitely get your heart rate going! My 6 year old and I make it to the top every time! We love it as a weekly hiking route!

hiking
28 days ago

This was a fun family hike with the kids 8 & 10. We made it to the lake in about 1:20 with a few stops on the way. This is a very flat hike with just a couple short climbs. The lake had lots of small fish jumping but they weren’t biting our bait. Flies would probably do well. About half the hike was in direct sunshine so be sure to bring sunblock. Bug spray too for around the lake.

hiking
29 days ago

The ridge offers 360 degree views of the Palouse and depending on the time of year you visit, the colors will shift, fade and brighten. The dry side of the butte is your typical desert...which means sun in your face and a chance to pretend it's springtime in the dead of winter. The north side of the butte has been taken over by lush forests...which means the wildlife is abundant as well.

The first 1.5 miles take you up to the ridgeThe trail is wide and the switchbacks are easily manageable.. From here you reach that view. And you can meander the ridge about .5 miles to take in every angle.

I managed to wander off the trail as per usual, so my hike ended up being closer to 4.5 miles, but finding a rock to sit on in the blinding sun while the pup ran through the tall grass made it worth it. I highly recommend staying for the sunset as well - just don't forget the park closes at dusk, so your hike down needs to be a bit speedy. You can return the way you came or take the back loop down to the campground.

hiking
1 month ago

Took two middle school boys on the full loop hike and it was awesome! The views of the fields this time of year are breathtaking. The hike was super easy. It says moderate but we barely broke a sweat. The trail is really well maintained but a little dusty in places so keep that in mind when you pick your hiking shoes. Also, be mindful of the rocks that are sticking out of the ground. They are perfect to catch a toe on and down you go.

Not worth your sweat. Would rather play fortnite than come here again. Go to blue hole instead just right around the corner.

has a little bit of everything, including an alternate rustic path up to the summit. great views of the Palouse landscape. the bedrock is quartzite--metamorphosed sandstone....sand from an ancient shoreline. pine trees and prairie flora. would recommend!

hiking
1 month ago

I love this trail! Scenic (lots of trees ☺️) and easy for hiking or cycling in any season. If you start in Cle Elum, you can have a snack or lunch when you arrive in Roslyn. In winter, the snow can be deep, so cross country skis or snowshoes are best. Note: snowmobiles do use this trail.

walking
1 month ago

The little hike is well worth it... It's like 1.5hrs away from Tri-Cities. Pretty nice for landscape photography. BUT extremely hot during summer months as it is pretty dry and almost desert-like (like most of South East WA) so make sure you bring plenty of water and sunblock!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for families. Took kids and dogs on Saturday, which was busy! Last time I went mid week and only saw 2 people. Still had a good time.

Does anyone know the address?

Gorgeous views! Being a Colorado native I can be a bit of a hiking snob, but this was a wonderful hike. Not too difficult, but enough to feel like you get a work out and get your blood pumping with various options to shorten or lengthen depending on how much time your able to commit. There’s also a cute little park for the littles that my 1 and 3 yr old boys loved. Absolutely stunning views- this will be a frequent repeat!

Pretty easy but a good walk

hiking
1 month ago

hiked to the bottom of the palouse falls with my dog! 100% worth it at the bottom but wouldn't suggest bringing a dog lol! tons of loose gravel!

Great view, we stopped for lunch at sheep lake and the experience was AMAZING. You will see squirrels, fish, and if course, a lake

1 month ago

Nice hike though quite steep in some areas. Excellent bathroom situation at the trailhead. Also there is a convenient drinking fountain to collect water.

Posted mother bear and cubs sighted in area. Love this walk but decided not to enter area today.

Very nice park, friendly people. Please do not put condos here (at least that is what I heard the city would like to do).

June30,2018- We drove all the way from tacoma, 4.5hrs on the road is so worth it! Hiking around the falls was like walk on a park but going down to the falls will kick your ass! Trail eroded but there’s a rope were you can rappel on the way down. And climbing up is the hardest part coz i found myself doing rock climbing (watch out for falling rocks) And never ignore the sign when it says dangerous area. Lol. But it was soooooo worth it.

Beautiful hike! Took the dog and the kid.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Full sun, so bring sunscreen and plenty of water. The trail is straight up after the first part of the hike. If you aren't in good shape or have little ones, think about taking the Boy Scout Trail up through the shade. This is a tough but beautiful hike. I would rate it as hard and not moderate. The sun, heat and steep trail are a tough combination so please be careful. Also take hiking poles if you have bad knees, coming down on the main path is straight down with plenty of scree and loose rocks. There are also snakes and the hiking poles can serve as good snake sticks.

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