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This is one of my favourites. Summer it’s beautiful and winter it’s one of the nicest snow shoe hikes. Not busy at all today. The pups got some water time in the lower twin. A few bees here and there. Happy to be back

I wouldn’t call this easy but it’s a nice hike and beautiful water falls.

hiking
1 day ago

The view was amazing! We did the longer route about 3 miles one way so I would consider this as hard hike but everything was worth it.

I'm not in great shape. But, I wouldn't call this "easy". Beautiful hike tho!

Totally worth the trek up! Stunning views, plus a jump in the lake at the end!

also did this via the Knox Mountain Trail. The road is sketchy for the last few hundred feet so a high-clearance vehicle is mandatory. Ran into groups of people from four different trails

nature trips
7 days ago

pretty n easy

easy trailhead to reach with paved roads leading to there. Like others have said its a little steep in the beginning but levels off pretty nicely towards the middle. I went pretty early so the bugs weren't terrible but bring bug spray if your going later in the day. Cool views and a fun drive to do early in the morning.

ATTN: Road is CLOSED and the trailhead is inaccessible. However, I’d love to come back and hike this when it opens up. The drive from Portland wasn’t too bad.

Fun little hike. Pretty. First lake was crowded but the second lake was much more mellow. Few people but it was nice. Plus you can see the mountain in the distance.

hiking
14 days ago

2 bear sightings on 7/9!
Overall, wonderful hike. Slightly overgrown in some areas but easy to navigate through.
Came extremely close to two different cinnamon bears on my way down the trail and was forced to stand my ground with my dogs till they backed away.
Most bears I encounter just run away as soon as they see my dogs and I, but not these ones! Keep your eye out!

walking
19 days ago

Perfect for the hot day!

Absolutely stunning. BUT, I would not rate this as easy. To get to the top of the arch was tricky, the trail is dusty which makes it slippery, there are lots of roots sticking out that can trip you up. The trail is narrow with no protective barrier on the side that leads to quite a drop. There were frequently broken trees over the path that we had to climb over. We are fit so it wasn’t too hard but my parents had to stop before we could reach the end. I wouldn’t recommend this for small children either.
That said the views were stunning.

Beautiful hike. If you want to swim at Wasco lake take some water shoes. The ground is very gruesome between your toes. The drive to the trail head nearly requires an all wheel vehicle. But once youre on the trail its worth the journey.

This trail was amazing. Lightly trafficked, hardly saw anyone. But so many bugs! We were constantly hitting them away and off of us, make sure you have bug repellant. However, I’m not sure if it would even work. The beginning of the climb is a little hard, and the end once you make the ten up to bald mountain is kind of steep. However the whole middle part is pretty flat and easy. It was a pretty hike and worth all the bugs for the view at the end.

We started at the big parking lot and headed towards the lower lake. Beautiful lake hike super easy. No bugs at all. Returned on the Butte trail to Frog Lake campground then back to the car. 8 miles

24 days ago

Beautiful lakes, great trail, perfect for dogs.

went and hiked around this area back in April of 2018. didn't get onto the bridge like I wanted, but still something to see.

Very fun experience! Loved jumping off the dock afterwards.

Was t able to reach the trail due to fire concerns and logging trucks on a one vehicle road.

hiking
27 days ago

Beautiful views. Views from the top are stunning.

I would not recommend turning on Rock Creek. Go into Powers and GPS will reroute you. About 10 minutes past Rock Creek on 42.

This hike was amazing! The views were incredible, and although a fair elevation gain, it never felt too strenuous. The drive up Lolo Pass Road was 99% paved and easy. Traffic on the trail was light. The wildflowers are out and beautiful! We initially missed the turnoff to the summit of Bald Mountain (worth noting the short sprint to the summit is probably the steepest climb, but tolerable since it’s short), and walked a ways on the Timberline Trail before we realized we’d missed our turn. This ended up being a happy mistake because the views along the ridge trail were phenomenal. The only downfall of the trail was the abundance of (biting) flies...and despite those it was worth it. Enjoy!

Challenging terrain but well worth the effort! 360 degree views from the top. Mt. Rainier, Lake Kachess, 3 Queens, Mt. Stuart and more. Bring bug spray!

trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful view, I love walking this trail. Pretty off-trail areas to explore as well. I run and push a stroller on it and it works for the most part, with a few challenging spots. Very dog friendly, even has a trash can for waste disposal.

Good easy hike to the lower lake. Great view of Mt. Hood if you hike to Frog Lake Butte about 2 miles from the lower lake.

Super easy hike from Anthony Lake, but worthwhile! Lots of granite boulders to climb on at the top. Sometimes the full loop is impassable unless you don’t mind getting your feet very wet.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, the highlight of a visit to Crater Lake in my opinion. Be prepared to go both down and up the Cleetwood Cove trail and yes, you'll need to reserve a spot on the Wizard Island shuttle to do this. There is a great spot just beyond the dock at Cleetwood Cove to jump into the cold lake water if you are so inclined. Once on Wizard Island, the hike took us 45 minutes up and 35 minutes down, so we enjoyed a lunch on top and took in the incredible views and amazingly blue water. Once down, we also did part of the Fumarole Bay trail, but we were running out of time and that trail is difficult to traverse due to the lava rock and it doesn't really take you to a good swimming location. Instead, we got in at the dock and swam very briefly. We also saw a fellow passenger catch an 18-inch rainbow trout, so bring along your fishing pole and artificial lure and see what you can catch. All told, between all three trails, we hiked about 6 miles with about 1,500 feet of vertical, so it's a full day adventure.

HOLY MOSQUITOES. but good easy hike.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is fairly easy but way out there. It needs to be said though—the mosquitos are no joke. They are the worst I have ever experienced. You need to deet up before you leave your vehicle and do so repeatedly on the trail. The mosquitos will be on you as soon as you exit your vehicle at Lake Timpanogas. The water is warm enough to swim in at Indigo.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous hike!! Terrain changes from rocky to dusty. Not a ton of traffic (such a plus) and the lakes are STUNNING! Crystal clear and surprisingly warm compared to other mountain lakes. Mild mosquitos and inclined most of the hike. Great swimming hole. This particular part of the trail is only the first two miles of the Nannie Creek Trail (Puck Lakes Trail and Nannie Creek Trail are the same trail), so reaching the lakes would be doable for beginners.

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