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7 hours ago

I’ve only hiked a portion of this trail but this forest needs to be seen to be believed. So much natural beauty. I hope to go back someday to see more.

Long initial climb about 1500 vert. in about 2 Miles, then becomes more gradual. Beautiful panoramic views, phenomenal views of the glaciers, amazing wild flowers, but no dogs:(

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.

I did 20 miles of this trail last summer. It was rugged terrain with elevation and many challenges for a first time hiker. The scenery was breathtaking. We woke up one morning at dawn to a deer grazing 5ft from our tent. One she left, we were visited by a coyote. I'm hoping to go back so that we can hike the glacier.

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

We got to the parking lot at 5:30 and it took us about 1 hour 15 minutes round trip. Late afternoon was a good time to visit - not crowded and the setting sun creates some beautiful views along the trail.

You may want some bug spray. The mosquitoes were not bad but there were some flying about. A little citronella insurance policy might serve you well.

The falls are pretty and you can get quite close. The two foot bridges are picturesque, particularly the narrow one made from logs.

Easy walking until you get to the bridges, then there is a short climb to the falls. I would suggest going left on the loop and coming back down time same way. The lower falls view is superior to the upper view and the path is easier.

Definitely worth the time.

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.

Great for children!

Beautiful! High traffic on the weekends.

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.

Suggestions:
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!

Enjoy!

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.

Beautiful hike with wonderful views throughout. There are some wet spots, but we got through with just sneakers and stayed dry. Lots of inclines on the way in, so it's sure to get your heart pumping. The views on the bridge are wonderful. Well worth the drive.

beautiful quick hike, but VERY CROWDED.

Lovely mix of terrain. Mostly flat trail hugging the river. Great views. Mossy trees. Alleged black bear sightings, which we luckily avoided.

Nice walk, shame it wasn't longer.

July 5, 2018: Did an out-and-back to Panorama Point, didn't do the rest of the loop. Amazing views! Watching sneaker-clad tourists slide all over the snow was amusing. Most of the trail is still snow covered but a proper pair of hiking boots should do the trick. Spikes and poles not required to get to Panorama Point.

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

Easy hike with a small incline at the end.

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

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!

hiking
13 days ago

Gorgeous, unique, enjoyable hike! Not too much elevation change. Left from the HOH visitor center and hiked three miles to the waterfall and back. Gorgeous views of Olympic and the hoh river with its unique color. Recommended!!!

Gorgeous, unique and short!

Beautiful and super easy hike.

A very easy walk. I suggest walking at a slow pace and taking everything in. It will be over before you know it.

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.

Short hike to the waterfall through tall moss-covered trees. Flat all the way then uphill at the end. The waterfall was gorgeous! Very tall.

Such big and beautiful trees! Easy hike but a little crowded. Parking was a small ordeal. Overall would recommend it and would do again if in the area.

Lol at this one! Totally not what I expected, but in the best way possible. Hearing from a local, he said the weather here is SO FAR from being predictable, but apparently we went in some of the best conditions. And by “best” I mean trudging up a couple miles in straight up snow and in the most dense fog I’ve ever hiked in. So many times we were tempted to turn back thinking it would be impossible to see Rainier in this weather, but that local we met up close to panorama point said to just wait a few minutes and be patient for the clouds to clear.... all that to say, when Rainier suddenly appeared, it might’ve been one of the most spectacular hiking moments I’ve ever experienced. Tips: wear shoes you can hike with in the snow; don’t have any expectations; keep going even if there’s doubt; and then just be patient. I will be back here again because I want to do the whole loop!

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.

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