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on Fletcher Canyon Trail

hiking
closed
rocky
washed out
7 hours ago

Moderate to slightly hard single track trail. Multiple sections with trees down required scouting to rejoin trail. Eventually unable to continue due to length of blockage; did not make it across the rapidly flowing creek. Should be a fun and challenging trail once it reopens.

There was some confusion if we should take ext 52 or 47 thanks to Apple maps. We chose to go with ext 47. The gate to the FSR is closed. We parked on the street near the gate. It was Sunday afternoon so there were plenty of places to park. We knew that we would be racing against the sun but are pretty fit, experienced, and prepared. There is ice on the two mile stretch of road you have to hike to get to the trail head. The trail itself is covered in snow and ice. I would not have attempted this trail without micro spikes. With warmer temps I was careful to stay on the trail and not get too close to the edge (could easily slip or snow could give way on the cliff side). Round trip this hike ends up about 8 miles. From the gate and back it took us about 2.5 hours round trip, including our stop at the falls.

snowshoeing
2 days ago

1/13/2019

Enjoyed the scenery and walking in the snow. When the app says the trail has heavy traffic that’s an understatement. It was like Walmart on Black Friday with one lane in and out of the sno-park because of so many cars parked on the side of the road. People and dogs everywhere; like the house chaos of Home Alone except outside.

The snow is too compact to actually snowshoe for realz. Just did it for funz!

hiking
3 days ago

Great moss covered boulders along the way up. Saw that little blue jay at the top, right after sunrise. Very windy during sunrise, I advise a strong jacket if you go that early.

Awesome hike. Beautiful trail and view. It was closer to 5 miles round trip.

hiking
4 days ago

My Husband, 4 of his friends our daughter & son-in-law did this hike along with the boulder loop trail. January 5th. It was amazing.

on Little Si Trail

hiking
6 days ago

Great little hike!

Great little hike. Easy to get to, plenty of parking and the trail is packed so it’s easy to navigate. Fresh snow fell so all the trees are coated and the lake is gorgeous. Definitely worth the drive from Tacoma.

Such a nice great little hike. My husband and I hiked with our kids and my brother in law. It gets a little steep towards the end and but over all an easy great hike with a beautiful view

Beautiful, but super busy trail. Since the road is closed prior to the trailhead it adds an additional long, boring walk (approx 2-3 miles each way). The trail was super slick when we visited, we saw a few people managing with hiking boots but they were moving very slowly. Bring microspikes-it really helped!! Also, turn left once you see the sign for “franklin falls parking,” don’t follow the sign for parking - turn left then the trailhead will be on your right!

Beautiful in the snow :)

Nice hike. Trail only a bit muddy. Saw the blue jay at the top.

snowshoeing
12 days ago

Came prepared for the snow, wasn't expecting all the rain. Despite only having water-resistant clothing (and being soaked-to-the-bone when done), this trail was perfect for a quick, easy, and beautiful snowshoeing fix! From the road, it was about a half mile walk to reach the pond. Quite a few people out making the trek to the pond, but had the trail around Gold Creek Pond completely to ourselves. Gorgeous views and plenty peaceful. Only issue to report has been addressed by other reviewers. There were a lot of folks with dogs out there and a lot of waste left behind scattering the trail up to the pond.

Easy quick hike, no ice, great time. Would love to see it in summer time too

15 days ago

Super busy trail, nonetheless it is very beautiful at this time of the year. The final stretch to the falls is very icy making it difficult to go all the way down without spikes.
The snow is very compact, there is no need for snowshoes.
Parking spot can be very difficult to get if you don’t arrive in the morning.

beautiful day to hike to the falls, compact snow and some icy areas, good to have micro spikes!

snowshoeing
16 days ago

Nice, easy loop to break in some new snowshoes. Fairly crowded and the messy parking situation notwithstanding, it's an ok way to enjoy some the snow and mountains.

Road was closed so it added a long boring walk on pavement to the hike but trail itself was still pretty crowded. The viewpoints along the way were beautiful and the waterfall was rushing!

hiking
17 days ago

Great hike, saw a blue jay at the top

Good hike today! A few muddy patches, but nothing too bad. Looking out at the summit, I saw thick clouds rise and fall and drift, and it was eerie and beautiful.

Amazing views!!

hiking
19 days ago

Trail is good not icy , no snow on trail or summit as on Dec 27 . It is moderate climbing trail, good to have poles as trail is muddy and rocky. Saw guys doing rock climbing. Summit has scenic view. It took 1.5 hours to reach summit and 1 hour in way down with 9 year kiddo.

snowshoeing
20 days ago

Beautiful, easy for snowshoeing

Very easy and family friendly trail with pretty views. Anyone can do this trail. It’s worth a visit.

The road to the trailhead is now closed which adds 4 miles to the hike. We hiked about 8 miles yesterday but it’s mostly road and very easy. We brought our 4 year old along and she was able to do most of it on her own, although there were parts that were icy. The snow is light up there at the moment and the waterfall is rushing. Be advised that there was a winter storm coming in as we were leaving so there’s probably much more snow up there now, which only adds to the beauty and the magic of the hike in my opinion.

Very well designed trail. Some rock climbing activities can be seen.

hiking
25 days ago

This is a moderate hike with great views at the summit. I went on a Friday in December and it wasn't too busy. I bet it gets crowded on weekends and in the warmer months though. As others have noted, the trail is a little longer than 3.6 miles (I recorded 4 and my partner recorded 4.1). There was no snow as of today (Dec. 21) but it was pretty muddy. We did it without trekking poles but I recommend bringing them if you have them.

Beautiful. Trail closed due to maintenance!

Did this today. The road to the trailhead is closed about 2 miles ahead. This adds 4 miles overall, keep in mind. The first mile was clear and the snow accumulated sharply afterward. There's about three to four inches of snow typically. Hiking poles are great, crampons are a must. I didn't bring them yet managed to not kill myself. The view is breathtaking, you'll have great cell coverage all the way.

It is always a nice trail but seems longer than 3,6 miles, I thought around 4.6 which is what I found in another site and also confirmed by my phone. I had an enjoyable time.

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