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A beautiful, quiet snowshoe with the dog. Saw not a soul on the pine marten or June lake trail that morning. Still about 3 feet of snow at the lake, had to break my own trail from about .25 miles out. I was surprised there was not more foot traffic, but glad for it. Roads plowed / all asphalt getting to marble mountain.

14 days ago

Could not get to trailhead, roads are still covered in 5+ ft of snow above 3000'

Looking forward to visiting again in after June.

20 days ago

We were the only people at the bottom. Complete solitude and serenity with amazing views of the mountain. Logs from the blast still float along the edges of Spirit Lake. While the hike is steep its only a mile down and a mile up. Take down some lunch and enjoy the beauty.

I loved this small hike. Such a big reward and it was clearly marked, luckily the road wasn’t closed.

3 months ago

Lots of snow, had to park on the main road and hike to the TH. Trail was untouched with deep snow in some areas, easy to navigate still. snowshoes would be highly recommended!

Great views of both Mt St Helens and Adams from different points of the trail. Very easy hike.

Roads are closed. We tried,to get there in Dec Mt Rainier hwy 123...closed

5 months ago

slender nice downhill trail to the cave, beautiful lookout points, good interpretive signs. uphill was a small cardio workout. short but sweet. do it.

Easy hike among the giants.

Quick and beautiful loop that can easily done by all levels of experience. It had a cool foot bridge with a gorgeous view of the river. Ancient forest was amazing and the air just smelt so pure (im from NYC so fresh air is rare...lol). Great trail, took about 45 mins to complete!

5 months ago

Quick and easy but a great payoff. We did it in the rain and snow- the beautiful colors of the fall leaves with the crisp white snow made it a truly magical experience.

6 months ago

The climb up was a little steep and you have to cross the waterfall at two different spots. The lake was super worth it though. Man, what a view. Unfortunately someone left a torn up tent filled with trash at the top. I packed it up and took it out with me. Also, there aren’t any signs that say Cora Lake Trail or anything like that anymore. Now its just a normal sign that says trail 252.

This is a short and easy hike which I took as an offshoot of the Silver falls trailhead at Ohanapecosh campground. It's a beautiful hike through an ancient forest and a must do!

I rated this hike at 3 stars if this is all your going to do. It's nice but not all that rewarding. You'll receive greater views and rewards by continuing further to Silver falls and Grove of the patriarchs.

Looks beautiful from pictures; unfortunately the forest service had it shut down for logging so didn’t get to enjoy it.

6 months ago

Short. Neat, but short

We really enjoyed this hike. See my recording for more details.

7 months ago

Perfect for kids. My 2yr old and I did this one together. She hiked the whole thing, and there was a lot to learn on the way.

Not really a trail. But the information and view are amazing.

Beautiful! The way up was steep but very manageable even with a dog. You get some sneaky views of Mt. Rainier through the trees on the way up. You cross the waterfall twice and come up to an incredible view of the lake. The water is really clear and everything is peaceful up here. A fairly easy and quick hike (1.5 hours-ish at medium pace) and a must do if you're in the area!

very nice trail.
If you try to hike from lower to middle falls you will run into a landslide which stops you from getting to the middle falls by .25 miles. beware.

Great for kids and learning a thing or two. With a 3 year old and 10 week old, short easy hikes with fun stuff to look at are key. Although it is often crowded, this hike has everything a kiddo needs to keep entertained. Huge trees, a fun suspension bridge and a rocky area by the river to throw rocks. If your looking for something your grandma or toddler can do, this is the trail for you. Even if you don't fit those demographics the 1000 year old trees make the short walk worth it.

very easy, toddler friendly walk to the hot springs. Inside campground.

we stayed at ohanapecosh campground and walked there from the trailhead in the campground (walk to the falls, you'll see the sign for the grove trail toward the highest point of the falls). wore my boots for this section as there are some knots, roots systems and rocks. the trail dumps you out on to 123 across the street. pretty little adventure walk but the grove was insanely busy (Wednesday afternoon in august). this is a great place for people to go who want to be out in nature but don't really get out. also great for kids. little suspension bridge at the end to get to the final loop (we waited in line for about 10 minutes to cross). the loop at the end is 90% boardwalked. not my cup of tea due to all the people and their cell phones and selfies. definite tourist trap. do not recommend for the outdoor enthusiast; you'll just get irritated. great for families and small kids.

Found this by accident. An interesting bit Native history. Trail is easy, but a bit steep (my cardio sucks). Dogs did just fine too.

Breathtaking scenery, was excellent hike with Michael. Giant trees in lush forest. Recommend to everyone as a must see in Mount Rainier National Park.

Great time trail steep and fun

8 months ago

We got to the trail head just before 9am and the parking lot was fairly empty. The trail was in great shape as it followed along a nice creek. Before we new it, we made it to June lake. The lake is gorgeous with a perfect waterfall flowing into the far side. Very picturesque! Check out just how beautiful this area is by watching the video below!


Had a great time with the grandson. Went early so the trail was pretty much ours when we got there. Was quite a bit busier as we came back out. all in all a fabulous day.

Great little hike. I recommend going early since it is a very touristy trail.

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