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hiking
18 hours ago

Beautiful trail and relatively easy. Start early as it gets crowded!

snowshoeing
snow
1 day ago

We did the hike today and loved it. It was our first snowshoeing experience. Although people had their regular hiking shoes on, I think it is best to wear snowshoes. It was an easy hike even for beginners such as us. However, we couldn’t reach the lake because it got super steep after we completed 2/3 of the hike. It got crowded after 1pm or so. I will definitely come again for dry season.

hiking
1 day ago

Well cut trail, family friendly - amazing view!

snowshoeing
1 day ago

Tons of snow, avalanches risk only for advanced hikers.

quick hike..

hiking
2 days ago

Easy hike, falls were beautiful. A little muddy but not too bad.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
2 days ago

I started out on West Tiger #3 which was pretty uphill. It gets the blood pumping to be sure. About a mile in, the trail splits off to Talus Rocks Trail.

The first little portion of Talus Rocks Trail continues uphill but not for long. Within a half mile you arrive at Talus Rocks and they are phenomenal. Kids would have a blast climbing on, around, and through them. As an adult, I was blown away myself by the spectacle. Huge boulders stacked all over each other.

Continue on the trail until you reach the Nook Trail which leads you downhill back towards the trailhead.

For a longer hike, you can skip the Nook Trail and come around to Tradition Lake.

Overall the trail was in good shape. There are some muddy spots and a few trees down but nothing difficult to work around.

Took Nook trail up. Pretty much all up hill but it’s not for very long so it’s doable! Plus once you get there it’s great. I didn’t continue on passes the rocks, because we got a late start. But this little area is so cute. It’s like a fairy forest playland and I loved it. The moss covered rocks were gorgeous. Fun to explore around each corner. Would do it again.

hiking
2 days ago

Early morning is key if you want to avoid the crowds, even in January. The falls are beautiful, and it's an easy mild hike. Trails are clear, a bit of mud here and there but not an issue if you're wearing proper footwear.
We explored the main trails and a couple side trails that were far less traveled. You can hear the highway pretty well unfortunately, and there were a few people with dogs off leash.

Road in wasn't bad, and could handle my tiny Hyundai Accent perfectly. I assume it isn't always that way, but there wasn't any snow and pot holes were easy to navigate. As for the trail, not slippery or icy for my trip. Some downed trees, but a hop over, and you're hiking again.The falls were well worth it, as well as the view you got of everything else at the top.

on Snow Lake Trail

hiking
10 days ago

I hiked on Friday. This was my first time doing a snow hiking so it’s little bit difficult for me. Just made 2/3 of the trail because the snow was deeper in the last 1/3 and the trail was so narrow. I def. hike again with a better preparation to complete the trail. The scenery was very beautiful tho.

hiking
10 days ago

Hiked as far as we could today- a recent avvy slide completely demolished the rest of the trail right before reaching the lake. Multiple hikers that got there before us said they tried going around it right, then left, and ultimately couldn’t make it to the lake. Some of them had GPS and still didn’t make it to the lake.
Otherwise a beautiful hike! There was a decent amount of snow, although we didn’t need snowshoes. We just had microspikes and we were absolutely fine. The snow on the trail was decently padded down when we went and it was warm enough that there was no ice- the microspikes just gave us good grip on compact snow.
Didn’t see any extreme signs of imminent avvy danger, besides the recent slide that ended up stopping our hike early. There is water running through the trail area and one stream was noticeably running underneath a small snowfield, but it wasn’t too steep of a grade and didn’t concern me.

Perfect short little hike. Super kid friendly.

hiking
11 days ago

Went up today! Beautiful hike. With snow plows, needed to jump up to trail head. Hiked with spikes for 1.75 miles then lost trail. You could see the divots but didn’t bring snowshoes so decided to turn back. Saw a few hikers, snowshoers & cross country skiers. Maybe they good blaze the trail. A few slides in open fields. Fun streams to cross

I'm out of shape and fit into shine heavy breathing but I enjoyed this stroll.

Nice short hike to get out into nature. Every skill level can enjoy this trail (my wife is 8 months pregnant and had no problem). Beautiful river and waterfalls!

hiking
15 days ago

Took us 2 hours up, 1.5hr down. The whole trail has snow on it, but the first half of the trail was packed down snow. We had spikes on the whole time, but snow shoes would be good for the last half of the trail since we started blazing the trail. There was only one area that was a difficult to get up. Definitely need poles! There was one other group in front of us making a trail since you can't see it eventually. Once we started hiking down we saw a lot more groups hiking up.

This is a great little trail for families and small dogs. its very short but still has a great view at the end.

Love hiking in the winter as a rainy day or break alt from skiing. Multiple stream crossings are my son’s (5) favorite. Watch out for streams filling up. Need grippy shoes (we turned the hike back into a slip and slide due to my son’s Bogs). We only have done the first mile. Definitely coming back in the summer for some backpacking.

Trail was in good winter condition. A little muddy in some spots, but nothing that couldn't easily be navigated. It was fairly icy for the last 1/3rd of a mile or so, especially on the steps and wooden walkways.

Good workout with hills but overall it’s not too difficult

Beautiful even in the dead of winter

Park in the Camp Sheppard Trailhead parking lot. Easy and gentle incline all the way to the falls. We went counter-clockwise and found the incline wasn't as steep as the descent. There was a somewhat trecherous crossing once we got up to the falls that required microspikes and many deep breaths. We encountered a few groups that turned around once reaching the snow crossing, but we had the right gear where it wasn't a problem.

hiking
21 days ago

It is beautiful for sure for a bit too crowded for my liking.

hiking
21 days ago

Nice trail, easily found route, fun rocks, waterfall and amazing moss on the trees. Great way to start the New Year! Good for kids too...

Easy quick hike, no ice, great time. Would love to see it in summer time too

Super chilled gravel road 99.9% of the trail. It should be rated EASY. Not much to see on the trail itself but if you get off the gravel road you'll find some interesting scenery.

Loved this trail. We hiked it in June 2018. the waterfall near boulder cave is great and so much fun to climb around.

This was the hardest hike I have ever done (hiking around a year only 2nd trail ever in Cascades). extremely steep. the rocks you have to climb were covered in and ice making it super difficult. the waterfall was amazing to see and the tree was very cool. the stairs were also very icy. Be advised you basically climb up the waterfall/streams lots of rocks!

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