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great hike! go early it gets very crowded...

Awesome hike and falls where well worth it! My 3&4 year olds crushed it with no problem ( was our second hike of the day too) only down side is a lot of people on the trail and parking was very limited

Got there at 6pm so no issues with construction delays! Passed a few people that were coming down while we were going up but it was not crowded at all. Absolutely stunning views almost the whole time. Pretty easy path to follow-not too difficult to get all the way up. Only difficulty comes with change in elevation. Several deer that got close enough to almost touch! Saw one marmot and a glimpse of a bear in the distance! A lot of the trail is in direct sunlight which could be hot/require sunscreen at a different time in the day.
Overall, hiking perfection!

Very steep and rocky trail. Uphill all the way and downhill all the way down. Very tiresome. There are stunning panoramic views at the top. Just be ready to work hard to get there. Also, lots of mountain goats along the trail.

Fantastic. Excellent short and easy trail to a stunning powerful waterfall. Beautiful hike through the forest leading to the waterfall.

Quick and easy walk to the waterfall.

Easy trail with a beautiful waterfall at the end. Slightly crowded.

Beautiful panoramic scene at the top

Easy trail with an impressive waterfall at the end. You'll definitely want your camera to capture the beauty of the path and the falls. We walked past the falls a bit to see more of the little river upstream. It's a great area to settle in and do some meditation and get your nature on!

constant uphill hike, ended up not being as long as I expected but still required several breaks (I am also not in pristine shape - RIP my quadriceps). Definitely worth it for a view of the lake, though. Jumped in after lunch. EXTREMELY COLD on July 15th.

Amazing hike with lots of wildlife and great panoramic views at the top.

Awesome hike with great views of the mountains and wildlife. Saw lots of deer, a bear family with mom and three cubs, a marmot. Can be windy and chilly when the sun is covered. Fairly easy hike.

Trail is closed July 11-18, July 25-August 1, August 8-15, August 22-29! Happy adventuring :)

We were so lucky today! Got there later than we wanted but visibility was excellent! Great trail over all! Besides all the peaks, we also saw a bear down in valley, many deer close to trail and a screaming marmot! There is a slow down because of construction and trail is closed every other week.

A most excellent hike today.

The trail is well maintained and there is a lot to see. Deer and marmots were sighted along the trail at a number of points.

There were times when the cloud cover was heavy but it was countered by some great vistas.

1. Wear layers. The temperature can vary during the hike. It was 48°F when we started.
2. Watch for baby marmots - they pop up by their parents from time to time!
3. There's a lot of Flora to observe on the way, including wild sage - it smells great!


Awful visibility today; maybe 30ft. The mountains and valley were 100% hidden from sight. Everything was completely veiled in fog, which is apparently very typical weather pattern for this time of year, or so I was told by a ranger.

Important to note: The trail is generally closed for repairs / renovation through early Aug but is open for a few days every other week. Be sure to check the website for the latest updates or have a backup hike in mind.

Trailhead parking is closed but you can park at Picnic Area B and walk an easy trail which runs parallel the last 1/4 mile of road. Trail conditions were fine other than the visibility issue.

great hike! I wish I had gotten an overnight pass to camp up there, it was so beautiful and worthy of more time to explore around the lake. definitely bring bug spray, those mosquitoes are relentless!

19 days ago

I went about two weeks ago. I started around 3 and was back by 6. It took me about an hour and a half to get to the top. I ran periodically on the way down and made it right at an hour. it was chilly and foggy once I started down. It was beautiful and worth the sore legs on the way up.

Easy and rewarding trail. Falls are a cool 3 horse tail falls. We continued on for a bit to love rd s lane trail, which was pretty. Though pretty much everything in that part of the world is.

Area around the trail is gorgeous, but we didn’t get to hike it on 7/2/18 because the trail was closed. Barely any signage notating the closure until the trailhead. There is also construction on the road leading to the visitors center/trailheads with up to 20-30 minute delays in both directions.

Be sure to check the print out of trail conditions in the front top floor of the visitors center, closest to the parking lot, as it’ll be closed for long spans of time intermittently throughout the summer as it undergoes required work.

Instead, we did the High Ridge Trail/Sunrise Point and part of the Klahhane Ridge trail, which were all gorgeous!

Fun hike and great falls! It's easy too!

It was cloudy today so we couldn’t really see any of the mountains. It was still a nice hike, but you should absolutely go on a clear day or I’d recommend one of the other hikes in the area. I think there’s a webcam you can check of the conditions up there. We did see tons of wildlife - deer all over the trail, a few marmots, and a black bear.

Easy hike, spectacular views. Quite crowded, which is a disappointment, hence the 4 stars. It is best to go when the snow is still solidly covers the trail: more wildlife and less people.

Short hike to the falls. Much more up close and personal, as you can make your way to the bottom and stand right at the foot of the falls. Do not miss this one. It does not take up much time from a busy hiking day to make a quick detour to this trail.

28 days ago

Must do for all ages and abilities . . The beach is your “trail” . . the trail starts instantly on the beach. Go as little or as far as ya want . . great tide pools . . great ocean sound. Rocky beach . . Want a sandy beach? . . go to Shi Shi or Kalaloch Beach. Hole in the wall is a great unique feature.

Did this last Saturday, not much snow on the trail. Surrounded by mountain peaks definitely make it worth the effort getting to the top.

This was an incredible view at every step of the way. There are lots of places on the way up to the visitors center to take photos. For this trail, the trail head is 1.6 miles after the visitors center. There is parking there. There are animals everywhere! No snow on the trail and was faster than I thought. The first area to go off normal trail, is worth it for the view. And it gets you away from all the people on the trail if you want some peace and quiet. The chipmunks will definitely try to get some food on the top! Enjoy!

By far my favorite day in ONP! These falls are a site to see. Don’t miss this one!

Stunning views. Trail is pretty well maintained. Plenty of deer, marmots and chipmunks on the trail too.

Short hike to the falls, but beautiful and well worth it!

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