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walking
1 day ago

A very short trail, and very busy. The waterfall is beautiful for such a short hike, but getting a photo without people in it. However if you are in the area it's worth the short hike in and out.

Very easy trail and good start into the hiking season. Bring good bug spray because horseflies, bees and nats are present plenty. Lots of shade with spots to veer off and get close to the river. Pretty views and beautiful waterfalls.

Easy hike along a turquoise blue river through a quiet forest.

hiking
2 days ago

Pretty fun, simple trail to do in our spare time.

The hike itself isn't very long but the elevation gain makes it feel LONG. This hike was incredible if you don't mind a challenge, with stunning views almost the entire time. lots of mountain goats and chipmunks. bug spray and good hiking shoes will make it that much better!

Make sure you go on a nice day. Too tough a hike without the payoff. Thought the morning clouds would burn off, but only got worse. Could only see about 50 ft in front on me the whole time, no view fro the top or anywhere else. Only made it from the lower lot to the snow, still 6mi/2300ft RT. It is mid-July dang it, snow should be gone, clouds lifted! We'll be back!

It's a gorgeous, well maintained trail. the lower 2/3 of the trail starts with relatively easy but gradual elevation gain. Once you hit the upper trail, and especially the "Summer Trail", it turns into a quadriceps burner for sure. The summit is 100% worth the pain of getting there however.
One thing to be aware of: Lots of loose gravel on steep steps along the summer trail portion... watch your footing (especially if it's wet). I plan on hitting it again soon.

Plenty of photo ops! Stunning scenery. Pack-in a little snack and munch while resting on the massive rocks at the water rapids edge. Great trail for kids and adults alike.

Beautiful! High traffic on the weekends.

Beautiful views at the top are a huge payoff from the steep climb up! On 7/6 there was small section of snow little more than half way through but clear after and at the top. Definitely worth hiking to see the views, mountain goats, and screaming marmots :)

hiked April 21st 2018. superb climb. took an hour and forty five minutes to climb from the bottom of the avalanche chute. five minutes to get back down.

Great hike, definitely not difficult. There weren’t any mountain goats though so that was a bummer. Small snow chute near the top but no traction equipment required. Be careful on the way down though.

hiking
8 days ago

Nice easy walk, loved all the wild flower on the way to the bridge.

hiking
8 days ago

This hike was kick butt! The view was so worth it though. It is a grind the whole way up, just make sure to pack lots of water and a can do attitude!

Fabulous hike. Ever steps was worth it. The scenic views were spectacular!

Great hike, such amazing views and saw some wildlife along the way

Nice bridge

Nice walk, shame it wasn't longer.

hiking
10 days ago

The views were spectacular! We took our daughter also Eleanor (spelled different) she’s almost 5 months old she did so good and loved it. Made for some great family photos.

Beautiful, great for all ages, I would definitely go back

great views.

It was hard but very worth it. Enjoyed very much.

Absolutely gorgeous! Trail is well maintained and very easy. It felt like a stroll.

Great hike! Well-maintained trail with a rewarding view of Lena Lake at the top.

12 days ago

Great day hike starting at the shores of lake cushman. Strait up the whole way. We took the short side of the lollypop up and the long way down to save the knees which I would recommend.

Excellent day hike with nice elevation gain. We saw many mountain goats that seemed calm but we tried to keep our distance. The one area of snow pack left was fairly easy to traverse in trainers.

Incredible hike. We wanted a good weekday challenge and got one. Plenty of views and face-offs with the goats. The snow pack near the summit makes a good section of trail interesting, but up and down from the lower trailhead is still doable in under 3hrs. Recommended to begin at the lower parking.

Gorgeous, unique and short!

Cool piece of history.

Beautiful and well maintained trail. We started from the lower trailhead later in the day, but easily found a parking spot and the trail wasn’t too busy. We had to turn around at the snow (didn’t bring the necessary equipment), but could’ve probably pushed through it if we had really wanted to.

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