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hiking
3 hours ago

did this hike last week with a bunch of friends and it was so nice! definitely a moderate hike and it was sort of icy and slippery on the rocks on the way down/up to the lake so please be careful and if you have hiking poles, bring them!

There’s a lot of switchbacks and is a little overcrowded. Otherwise, it’s a great trail!

hiking
7 hours ago

Great hike. Good pace to the hike with first 2 miles slow incline and then increases the last mile or so. Snow lake is beautiful. It was quite windy at the lake yesterday. I did the extra hike and checked out Gem lake. It was about 11.5 miles round trip, did it about 4 hrs 30 min. Quite rocky in a few spots, including traversing rubble fields. This would likely be harder for a dog, but was fine otherwise.

I think it’s a little difficult lol. But I also hear it’s really easy. I’ve gone a couple times and the view is definitely worth it. Very dangerous at the top as I know many have slipped and fell at the top view..

hiking
16 hours ago

Difficult but worth it in the summer time. We took many tests going up but jogged going down.

on Snow Lake Trail

16 hours ago

Love this hike! And I do highly recommend wearing hiking boots/shoes as the trail was pretty rocky. I wore my nikes and I could still feel the rocks through the soles of my shoes.

Overcrowded. Nice view though...

Great quick hike to a beautiful looking spot by the falls. Easy and well maintained trail. A few steps and incline towards the end, but worth it for the views.

Nice view at the top. Well maintained trail that is easy to walk.

Beautiful lake, it’s much more enjoyable than Snow Lake. There is a huge drop off in people on the trail after you pass Snow Lake. Trail is very well maintained.

Beautiful and easy to get done in under 3 hours. Lots of rocks. Plenty of trees. Much chinchillas? I don’t know what they were. I put my feet in the lake and it was cold. The rocks hurt.

hiking
1 day ago

Long and exhausting. The last 800 ft was tough, will test one’s will power. Otherwise, this hike is highly recommended for the amazing views on a clear sunny day as today.

hiking
1 day ago

I’m not an expert hiker. This hike was challenging and so worth it. Took us under 4 hours there and back with some breaks. Beautiful hike, will do again. Get there as early as you can and where good hiking boots. The trail has some pretty rocky parts.

hiking
1 day ago

Very exhausting trail but the view at the top is worth it. The difficulty is mainly in the length and elevation gain, nothing technical here except for some rocky terrain at the end.

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful hike and super busy. We got here at 9am and the parking lot was full. It is so worth it the make it down to the lake. Good hiking shoes are a must die to the many lose rocks on the trail.

Not easy but the view at the end is one of my favorites.

My gosh. The view at the top is amazing. I got way too late of a start for someone who likes to ponder for too long at the summit. This resulted in running the entire way back (Takes about 45 min) in the quickly setting sun. Don't be like me; that was terrible, especially when I realized my headlamp was dead. Get an early start and have lunch at the top. Bring way too much water. For some reason, I tore threw 2.5 L very quickly with this hike. The incline (and subsequent decline) are not friendly on the knees, just steep enough that it'll let you know you're working. I would not recommend this hike to someone who is not physically active nor someone who did not hike. It is longer than some and there are plenty of switchbacks. I want to know the story behind the mailbox at the top. It was beautiful to read some of the letters and leave a note for the future.

Fun hike, warmer to the lookout and cooler on the descent down to the lake, took about 1.5hrs to the lookout and 20m to the lake. Overall with lunch and photos 1030a-230p. Very rocky soft soled shoes were rough on the feet!

hiking
5 days ago

Gorgeous hike all the way!!! Be prepared for unstable footing, lots of rocks but that doesn’t make it hard, just be-careful. Views all the way up it is a very open hike.

At mile 2 pay attention to the sign to turn right to follow the trail to Snow Lake. Once you hit the top You will go down to the lake, it is worth the half mile walk down to the lake.

5 days ago

Completed this trail twice. Its fun with great view towards the end. Short but fun.

Went for an impromptu hike in November 2017. Very nice little hike. It's a very popular trail so it's generally very crowded.

Beautiful fall hike.

Nice Sunday Hike!
Lots of people of friendly people!

hiking
7 days ago

Very heavily trafficked, and slick in the lake basin, but over all very beautiful. Excellent trail maintenance and no snow yet.

Nice views overall. Scores high on access from the city; easy access also meant there were tons of people.

Compared to most hikes, this one is a bit boring and gets incredibly busy. Too busy. It’s like visiting an outdoor mall at Christmas. The view is nice, but there are better hikes with more to see and less people.

Like it!

love ..easy hike loved the views

This trail was absolutely beautiful. The trail was well maintained and clearly marked. It rained the night before so some of the trail had standing water but it was easy to go around it. The hike to the falls was slightly challenging with some incline and stairs but not grueling. This is a heavily trafficked trail with plenty of parking. Really loved the scenery on this trail.

Great trail, Very crowded on weekends though.

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