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Hiked it after a snowfall so a bit of a slog through 6inches of fluffy snow. Still beautiful at the pass.

hiking
13 days ago

Great views, easy trail to follow. Ran into deeper snow at the final approach to the summit lookout. No problem with spikes. Good hike if you want a mix of terrain and a hike in the 4 to 5 hour range.

hiking
18 days ago

Always a nice hike but boring through the forest if you're going up to the ridge. We always hike back along the ridge to get the views. There isn't a marked trail on the ridge but you just need to follow the edge. Drop down when you see the cairns. We went Nov 25th, no need for snowshoes but spikes were useful.

hiking
18 days ago

We did this hike on November 24th. it was snowy and breathtakingly beautiful. The trail itself was was moderate in my books. The lake at the end was gorgeous. I look forward to doing this hike again in the spring or summer.

really great trail. set out by myself and didn't see anyone else the whole day. lots of sharp rocks and lots of ice. views from the top were worth the trip. yaktracs and trekking poles definitely recommend. even though mine broke on the way up. I imagine that it only gets harder from here on out and soon a 4x4 will be need to get to the trail head safely. Great day.

Well that was a hell of a hike. Beautiful day. My dog and I set out, microspikes and Ruffwear boots. Took a few breaks for food and water for my dog. So windy at the false summit and didn’t think I would even try to make it to the lookout tower but some awesome ladies with dogs who were experienced hikers ventured up there so we followed. Worth the views. Would have stayed up there longer but the windy was terribly cold so we trekked back down. Road up was very slippery so keep that in mind at this time of year. A lot harder than I expected. If you bring a dog make sure they have boots if you go to the top. Very sharp rocks.

Stunning day. False summit today. Too slippery to progress to the peak without cleats. Lots of slippery stuff under fresh snow.

1 month ago

Great place to see the sunset, so pretty!! Went Sat Oct 27, If anyone find a pair of gloves and a hiking pole, please text me 4034835255.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Lots of snow, snowshoes are a must. Had to break trail most of the way, would strongly suggest having a good GPS app, saved us past the first valley in order to find the best route to the ridge. Larches were beautiful, the views made this 6.5 hour hike worth it, full 360 view of mountains.

We went last summer, underestimated this hike Haha! Took us 7 hours round trip, I’m pretty sure we hiked 2 trails or were just that slow! amazing views at the top but we were very ill prepared! Haha next time we will bring more then one water bottle! Enjoy!

Oct. 31, 2018 - Very icy most of the way up, top is dry. Sketchy going down on the ice, but totally worth it. Great track through a mature cedar forest with huge payoff at the top, one of my faves. Very hard to find the mostly unmarked trailhead, use NAV for sure. Long dirt road with logging trucks will keep you on your toes.

I went today with a group of kids (9-11 y/o) so didn’t do the whole trail with the wind, but it was good! Pretty slippery in some areas and a bit wet/muddy in others.

Currently has very icy sections. Highly recommend the use of some ice-trekkers or yaktraxx. It was very windy on top.

She was a leg burner today with the snow and wind but I finally made it to the real summit! Amazing views, great exercise and so much fun! would definately do again in the summer!

Did this hike on 10/21. Spectacular weather (and views). Trail is nice and wide/visible. We only made it to the false summit as the snow was quite deep in spots or icy and my 6 y/o only had trail runners on so we played it safe and didn’t go to lookout tower. Definitely will do again early summer!

1 month ago

Awesome view from the ridge, however, I won't recommend doing the whole loop unless you want to spend hiking in the forest for more than half of your day.

The hike around the lake is pleasant; mostly flat as you would think. I did the full loop a couple of months ago before I signed up with AllTrails. Takes about 5 hours or so for the full loop. Today I just did the short walk from the parking lot that is between the upper and lower lakes to The Point backcountry campground and back; pleasant easy 3 hours or so. A few icy spots today but no big problem.

1 month ago

Great hike! Snow is packed down for most of it. And you start the ascent up to the ridge line the snow is minimal and it is muddy conditions. Yak tracks or spikes recommended for the lower portions in the trees as it is quite slippery. We proceeded as far as we felt comfortable on the ridge. Not much for tracks after the first summit. Wouldn’t recommend the full traverse right now, better as an out and back. The larches are still holding on! May be able to enjoy them for one more weekend.

Did a recon Oct 20 on this trail for a group hike on Oct 23. Still quite a bit of snow on upper Trail & on the ridge. Ice grippers helped on the way up but snow was soft on the way down so grippers not needed.

hiking
1 month ago

went oct 20. the snow is not very deep. micro spikes will do. bears are still active. seen tracks mid way up.

An easy and relaxing hike with some pretty views. It was 17km which is a lot of walking but good if you want to take your time and spend the day out there. Lots of water spots for the pup to play in!

2 months ago

Rewarding hike. Hard to keep on the correct trail at the start so I recommend a map.

It is a long trip taking more than 6 hours (with lots of photos). We saw lots of different mushrooms along the trail’

hiking
2 months ago

Gold larch and snow mountain! Love the view and crampon hiking.

2 months ago

Went to the ridge just before you tackle the trial to the summit and/ or springs. Not all of My group had poles and crampons or grips that would have been good to continue with so we will hit the springs next time. The ground is compact, still frost and not completely frozen at the trail start but freezes up with more snow as you head up. Views were amazing still. We were bummed not to see (at a safe distance of course) the mama grizzly and her cubs that have been frequenting the area. Plans to do this one again so we can conquer the mountain and chill in the springs.

hiking
2 months ago

All the colors of the Fall were m beautiful! When we went it was snowing quite heavily and there was a lot of snow, but it was still a lot of fun and I found it quite easy! My pup loved it! There are amazing views throughout most of it which is rewarding! The only downfall was that there are so many hidden trails through the first set of trees and you have to be careful not to get lost. I got lost but that was part of the adventure and found some great views in the process! Looking forward to trying out this hike during the summer months!

Great hike, beautiful scenery and a variety of terrain. Like others have said, it is long. Took my 14 and I about 5.5 hours. Time well spent though.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful but busy hike! The larches are out and are stunning, they are so soft too I couldn’t stop touching them! A lot of people only went to the summit and turned back, however we went along the whole ridge which was pretty snowy after the peak but so much fun if not a little challenging.

We took two cars and started from Highwood Pass and hiked to Little Highwood, think it would have been tough hiking the opposite direction as I found it quite steep coming down.

Our GPS shows 11.20km and took us 4h 25min with 793m total elevation gain #HikingWithHarri

Great, but long! might be too long for the kids(our kids were 4 and 6! they were champs, but there was some complaining! lol)

2 months ago

We were out on September 23. Beautiful trail, but muddy at the beginning. Once you get out of the forest the views are great. We did see a grizzly on the trail, from about 80 meters away. We had an air horn and a loud whistle which seemed to work. Didn’t need bear spray. Be prepared

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