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Our family and older couple enjoyed the hike into Blue Lake recently. Not too difficult but lots of roots. The view was spectacular and the lake setting was worth the effort. Another party had success with catch & release trout.

2 days ago

Good, simple hike. As of 8/13/2018 it is very smokey. You can still see the mountains but not as clearly as I wanted to.

Good hike, Two beautiful lakes. We went there with kids (11 yr, 8 yr, 6 yr). Trail path is wide enough and good. Moderate crowd.

on Heybrook Lookout Trail

2 days ago

Up, up, and up. It seemed to never end. I have done longer hikes with more of an elevation gain, but this one hits you very fast and strong. Someone else suggested poles, I agree and wished I had brought mine.

Lovely cruise hike with just the right amount of mystery about which mountain creature you might run into (sadly this bear-hungry Aussie only came up against one mean squirrel but a nice handful of humans coming up the trail while we made our way down).

Nice short hike, great view! Would do again!

Great hike with stunning viewers of Mt Baker throughout and 360 panoramic views at the top of Shannon and Baker lakes.

10 days ago

This is a scenic walk. It is easy but on the mountain side of the loop it gets a wee bit challenging if you have knee issues, are out of shape, or are not sure footed. It is a single file trail.

Stay on the side of the lodge or parking lot and go back and forth on that path if you are not a walking person or have medical issues.

Fire and Ice is a quick and super easy trail with gorgeous views.
It is a must!!!! I am amazed at how beautiful it is.

Did this 2 weeks back. Good one.

Super fast and easy trail but...oh such views!

We did this with the kids. They are 8 and 10. They loved it. We saw Bear skat and tons of fell trees. I suggest bringing bear spray or carry a bag of cayenne pepper just in case. The view is incredible!!! Great family hike!

Easy trail, gradual grade, no steep spots. Pretty lakes. No bugs today but it was quite cool (55-60 degrees). Good for most skill levels. 3mi to Olallie.

Awesome views! One of my favorites

Arrived at 7:30 with 2 parking spots left . Great ( mostly) shaded hike, with gentle switchbacks. The entire hike was extremely pleasant. Watch your steps pretty rooty & rocky in some areas. Definitely bring bug spray.

Sunday 7/29/18 - it was a great, easy hike. Like many said the trail provided plenty shade that even the hottest day here (92 degrees in Bellevue at 6:00 pm) wasn’t a problem. We started at 8:30 (parking lot was already full) and was at Olallie Lake by 10:00. There were lots of bugs at the lake and we also saw a pretty big snake. There were several campers at both lakes and it seemed fun.

17 days ago

A very easy, level trail just South of the ridge i.e., not a "ridge walk" by most definitions. Later in the summer the berries will be out in force. Side trips to either summit Sawyer or explore Fisher Lakes and their neighbors are the true reason to explore this trail.

17 days ago

One of the best hikes. Mirror lake was absolutely gorgeous and felt great to swim! Hiked around on the PCT and found a beautiful clearing with a waterfall!

Late July, tail was dry, second lake was warm, forest mercifully shaded the trail.

Good hike, great views, children 3 & under would need to be backpacked in. Probably a little challenging for kids 10&U due to elevation changes and terrain of roots and rocks on the path but doable . Overall Good path, easy to follow.

it was easy to spot this trail-head. And also quite short kind of a hiking for me.Just a few switchbacks and you will be there in a heartbeat.
View top of the tower was beautiful . Renting out top portion of this tower can be great idea but that will be the only reason i can come back to this trail again.

23 days ago

Great hike, not too difficult but not too easy. Trail is well kept, and the views are great on the first half of the hike. A lot of bugs by the lake, as expected this time of the year. Overall a good trail and since it's on the PCT you can always hike further.

This should be considered a Moderate trail.

1 month ago

This is a short but pretty steep hike to two Beutiful lakes. The trail is well marked. Parking was a little challenging as there were quite a lot of cars around 11:00 AM. There were a lot of people in the lake but we managed to find a spot and swim a little. Crocks would have been helpful as there are stones on the bottom of the lake and it's pretty painful to step on them. Bugs were terrible and they seemed impervious to our bug spray.

This is way harder than expected. The entire first half of the hike is straight up and then you have to go straight down. Bring your poles. Beautiful view but exhausting.

Hiked 7/918 with three other gals!
Drove for a little over a mile on a fairly "gravelly" path and arrived around 1:40 PM then had to get a day permit/pass for $5.00. There are a fair amount of switchbacks and can be jaggedy, which I like. There are two old bridges above the streams with reconstruction at the trail at 3/4 of the trail. Then Arrived at Talapa lake at 2:40 with a lot of breaks and photos ♡ I can easily say an enjoyable hike for beginners who want to push themselves with the elevation.

Beautiful hike. Lots of little streams and cool looking tree stumps. The hike in was mostly up hill.

Seriously so beautiful. Still snow on the trail in some places, it’s very thin in some spots as well so you can fall through so be very careful and mindful of that.

1 month ago

very nice and clear water

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