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hiking
23 hours ago

Breathtaking !!! My fave place soo far.

hiking
19 days ago

The hike up to the falls was extremely easy but the view of the falls coming down the cliffs was spectacular. Would highly recommend for all ages. I suggest parking on the road slightly past the trail because it was extremely hard to find a parking spot. Great choice for a first day and super refreshing to feel the most from the falls spraying up at you. *bring a poncho or rain jacket if you do not want to get wet.

hiking
21 days ago

A nice easy trail if that is what you are looking for, and spectacular falls. Good for the whole family, best in the springtime.

Quick and easy trail. 100% worth the time and effort. You can get soaked on a hot day if you like, or just get some awesome photos of the base of the fall

I went on March 19 and it was a delight, with snow still on the ground. Slippery in parts of the paved trail, so it’s better sometimes to go off the trail just a little bit and clamber up and down. Excellent atmosphere, filled with spray from the falls and the roar of the water when you get to the top of the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome Trail , went with my 7 yr old. it was so icy and dangerous when we went.
My son loves it , but i had to slide down to the trail on the ice yet it was Fantastic

Short and sweet, just the way it was meant to be. Pretty cool in the rain. They’re going to be renovating the trail soon, to make it more accessible and crowd-friendly, better bathrooms, better parking lot, etc.

If you want to see a waterfall but are short on time, this is one to see. Best time to go is in the spring/early summer when the snow is melting.

scenic driving
1 month ago

Did this one a long, long time ago as a teen.

Nice view everywhere

My fav. summer swim hole. Side note: I just passed the trailhead today and the parking area is plowed, year round access baby.

off road driving
2 months ago

Are there trails that I’d be able to take my stock 2017 tundra on? I’m not expecting to do rock crawling, I just want to get on some dirt roads and climb up the mountain to see some beautiful sites!

Nice and easy for a New Year's Day hike!

hiking
3 months ago

easy drive with clear roads. saw two other couples the 2.5 hours we were there. one driving down on the jeep road/path and one walking down. basically had the place to ourselves. kids had a blast with the snowball fight. stunning views that look like a fake background drop. easy hike.

hiking
3 months ago

The strenuous hike up to Fern Lake is very rewarding. Fern Lake is extremely beautiful all year round, with beautiful mountains surrounding the lake and several great beach spots to relax and have a snack/meal. The trail is a constant incline until you get to the Yost-Fern fork, after that it is extremely steep. Trekking poles and good boots are highly recommended. Dogs are great for this trail if they are trail trained.

hiking
4 months ago

great hike! and great views of June lake area. I will have to come back when the lakes not frozen.

hiking
4 months ago

Great little hike, patches of snow and ice on the trail. At the beginning of the trail 3 trees came down blocking the trail, after the 2nd tree head straight up and you'll be back on the trail again. Bring trekking poles in the winter. Lake is frozen over. enjoy views of silver lake, Kirkwood etc.

While rated as easy the elevation makes a bit more of a challenge. Especially with snow and ice. The lake was frozen and there was a frozen waterfall making the hike worth it. as my husband put it "it is good for the soul"

hiking
4 months ago

Very easy paved trail, great views of the fall.

hiking
4 months ago

This is one of those trails which are are more about the journey than the destination. The lake itself is pretty meh. There are some granite cliffs next to the lake which are fascinating and very Yosemite-esque. I went on 11/26/17. There was a snowstorm the week before but the trail was clear. It is very hard to follow and there was swampy land and some water on the trail. So make sure you wear trail boots and socks. The ice ponds along the trail at this time were fascinating.

snowshoeing
5 months ago

Due this trail being so popular and short, I have tried to do this trail in the winter months.
The first time in early 2017 we were unable to complete the trail due to so much snow on the ground and high water.
This time we hit it just right! Headed up right after a storm that dumped snow only above 6000' and maybe 6 to 8" of fresh powder.
I do not suggest attempting this trail when snow is deep. To many areas where avalanches may occur. There is a ton of water on the trail so bring your tall boots.
The scenery was awesome!
Our tracks are a little off due to the snow cover but managed to stay on track better on the back half.

The trail is amazing when it snows

horseback riding
5 months ago

Question: is this trail horse friendly?

My favorite trail so far. Right off the main highway. Beautiful view of the lake at the bottom. I feel the descent / ascents would be a challenge for small children. I had my 2 year old in a carrier and wished I had trekking poles, but will bring them next time because it’s definitely worth repeating.

hiking
5 months ago

I would rate this trail as fairly easy - not moderate. Trail is a little difficult to follow in spots. A couple of weeks ago would have been better for fall colors. Very nice hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice, short trail to get you to the falls. It’s fairly crowded but has some nice sights along the way.

Challenging trail that never disappoints

Spectacular and definitely difficult. Single track trail took us (in October) to Fern Lake which had cascading fall colors. There is a waterfall at a junction then the work begins getting to the lake.

Well worth it. I have new stem cell knees which I am happy to say have held up nicely. I brought my walking sticks and boy did I use them. Btw of you need help with your knees google Venkatesh Movva in Texas and Oklahoma.

The trail was clear.

It was a strenuous hike.

Excellent introductory view of the park. The best part is scrambling up as far as possible for better views of the falls / rainbows. There is an adjacent waterfall if you walk laterally after scaling up 150 feet or so, with a cave that you can enter for cooler views and pictures. Technical climb for rock scrambling which is moderate-difficult.

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