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hiking
4 days ago

I went this past Sunday. it rained all day Saturday so the waterfalls were fantastic. The river was high and as equally wonderful. The trail was very went in places and incredibly muddy the further you went. I ended up doing seven miles roundtrip instead of eight. Can't wait to do it again! be prepared to go under trees and go over a few.
The road to the trail is pretty awful. be prepared to go slow. The potholes will swallow everything (small children, cars, etc). Don't let that discourage you.

6 days ago

Great hike lots snow last 10min hike.4/15/2018

hiking
6 days ago

Did this hike on 4-14-18. It rained the whole time, some of the trail was washed out but manageable. Tons of snow at the top which had me wishing I had brought my snowshoes. Overall a super beautiful hike, was surprised how many others braved the weather for it!

Went in the rain. Super wet trail. Lots of creeks and rock hopping to cross. Still a lot of snow towards the top which could be a tad slippery with some sink holes. Beautiful hike nonetheless

Amazing! This is a must do. The experience is great. It can be a little rough once you reach the rocks, but the top is so totally worth it. Moderate is a great description of this trail, depending on conditioning, and can be challenging at spots for some. The top is worth it!!

didn't make it to the lake due to snow pack but very pretty

beautiful hike especially with the snow. can't wait to do it in the summer.

Always a good hike. Very wet for the first mile. About 3/4 way up is all packed snow, a bit slippery. We made it without micro spikes or poles, but one or both would have been very helpful. Make sure to bring proper foot ware. At the lake, the sun popped out and we were able to witness (and hear) 4 or 5 mini avalanches across the lake.

hiking
23 days ago

An awesome trail with a great reward at the end. It's the hardest trail I've done, and will definitely keep going back. It's a hard trail, and that's what makes it fun. Bring hiking poles, you'll need them.

Tried to go here today and the road was still snowed in. Will be back this summer.

3/27/2018

Great hike! Amazing waterfalls, beautiful mossy trees, fun bridges to cross, and is just gorgeous!
I would recommend going now thru spring so you can see the raging river and gushing waterfalls before they dry up by summer. Hike is mostly level with gradual incline, with a few steeper up and down inclines.
We only hiked 3/4 of the way today, as we hit snow towards the summit of the hike, and most of the beautiful scenery was where we were with not much better views towards the top.
The roads getting to the trailhead were nothing but potholes! The potholes can’t be avoided and take up the entire road; just drive slow and you’ll get through them. Definitely will go again!

nice hike. still lots of snow but well worth it

Amazing view, worth the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

nice hike snow and icey about 3/4 of the way up so be careful..lake is frozen over but the views where spectacular

hiking
1 month ago

Sunrise hike here is amazing!

It’s a nice trail.

Hiked to Lake 22 on Saturday and the parking lot was full and slightly icy. Had to park across the street in the entrance of the second lot, as that was completely covered in snow and a car got stuck trying to go in. The hike is really pretty easy, definitely icy and lots of snow. The lake is starting to thaw and there was a high avalanche warning, but it seemed safe to me. Super beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful day for a beautiful hike. Mix of dirt, water, slush and snow. Threw on the spikes about a quarter miles from the lake just to get there faster. Lots of people and a tight trail when you have to pull off to let people pass, you’ll go down a snow hole.

03/11/18 - Beautiful as always. Lots of snow for a majority of the hike, a mix between slush at the bottom and packed at the top. Poles were helpful and I did not have trouble without microspikes, although there would definitely be benefits to having them.

Bring sunglasses!

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail with some spectacular waterfalls!

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Woo! Quite the buttkicker in that much snow!! Heather lake is completely covered and the pup and I had it all to ourselves until a crying baby showed up! Gorgeous day in all well worth the workout to the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice moderate trail. The access road was a little treacherous and I would not attempt without 4 wheel drive. The hike is manageable with micro spikes, but snowshoes would be best. There is deep powder about half way up the trail with a lot of post holing. The lake area was all covered with snow, but still had pretty views.

trail running
1 month ago

I ran this trail in the evening and there was a pretty good crowd but everyone was very gracious in letting me get by. It was a challenging run but nothing too crazy. The payoff at the top is worth the burn, such a gorgeous scene!

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked up to the lake today, the parking lot was full, very snowy and hard to drive up to. Recommend a 4WD vehicle. We watched a Subaru Outback spin and have to be be pushed out of the parking lot. The hike was moderate and completely covered in snow. Micro spikes weren’t needed, but were helpful on the way down. There were lots of dogs and friendly people on the trail. We didn’t have too much visability but it was still beautiful! A good calf workout :)

1 month ago

beautiful breath taking view .
don't stop keep going till you get to the lake ,
please be prepared a lot of snow .
be cautious and have fun .

02/22 The recent snows make getting to the trailhead unlikely for anyone who doesn’t have 4WD or chains and a bit of clearance. The potholes are pretty brutal, I doubt a car would make it even without the snow.

As for the trail, there’s 8-10 inches on most of it with a decent boot path. An otherwise easy hike is made a little more difficult in the snow, the up side was that I had the entire place to myself :) I got a late start and didn’t want to be hiking back in the dark, so I can’t attest to the reward at the end. However, I was rewarded with a number of large, partially frozen waterfalls along the way, as well as other pretty sights. This is one I’ll definitely come back to when I have more time or once the snow has melted.

Great moderate trail , go during the week or early on the weekend 6am.

Hiked Monday 19Feb. What a beautiful hike in the snow. The access road was very snowy and loaded with deep potholes but passable. The trail was well maintained and very easy to follow especially considering the blast of snow the mountain got this weekend. Crampons or micros are nice to have but not necessary. We didn't wear ours at all on the way up and only wore them on the descent because they were new and we wanted to try them out. The snow just made everything that much more beautiful. My tracker said 4.5 miles in 1 hour and 45 minutes.

hiking
2 months ago

Just hiked Heather trail on presidents day. The weather was gorgeous but cold!!!! The trail was covered in snow from start to finish. Hiking boots were necessary, crampons were a bonus but not needed. The first half is pretty easy and then the switchback and elevation began for the second half. Heather Lake was gorgeous. Would definitely do again!

hiking
2 months ago

More of a swim than a hike. Lots of character! Wear wool socks.

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