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So fun! And easy, great walk through the woods with abandoned cars along the way!

very easy hike with such a gorgeous waterfall at the end. definitely worth the free hours in and out. definitely must on spots close to the falls.

very nice,quiet & clean, trail head was a little hard to find at first...

It was busy trail, but very green and lush. Nice stream. Some people were not happy sharing the trail with other dogs and seemed to be anoyed . Some were nice. Seems to be a populated suburban area and butted up to a housing development.

This hike was great if you want to be ensconced in the beautiful trees of the PNW. Beautiful, Easy trail with some descent signs so didn’t get lost. The trail is rated as moderate but I would say it is on the easier side. (And I am not an expert hiker) We did have to cross the creek on a log...probably the most difficult part, but you can just cross easily if you don’t mind getting a bit wet.

12 days ago

Beautiful day hike walking on a rolling widened trail through the evergreen forest. The falls at the end were well worth the trip. Picturesque picnic spot at the falls as well.

Cute and fairly short trail near Seattle. Perfect on this cloudy Sunday afternoon.
Be aware of the creek to pass before the waterfall. Either you have to cross a log that’s slippery or to get your feet soaked in the water. It was difficult with three small dogs, but managed to do it.

14 days ago

Relatively easy hiking, lots of smaller loops and side trails off the main one, interesting history woven into the experience- not too crowded.

Fantastic day to be hiking

Great hike. We went up Wildcat and back down beaver pond. It was about 9.5 miles. The bikes and 4 wheelers weren’t that bad. It is definitely a shared trail, everyone was polite.

It's the easiest to get to the falls if you stayed on the main path of what looks like an access road for the most part. Sections of the trail are washed, so bring some hiking shoes... the view of the falls was worth the mud patches.

16 days ago

Excellent workout hike. Amazing views on top

Great trail - steep but worth the climb. Microspikes are a must now, poles would have been nice too. Definitely a little windy up in the boulder field, but totally doable.

good easy trail for the day.

Trail was confusing because it had two trails that led to the waterfall, trail was super muddy as well. Also didn’t have a designated path in the beginning so a little hard to find, other than that very beautiful scenes and waterfall!

21 days ago

Got to the hike around noon. It was snowing ever so lightly at the trail head. The trail was covered in snow, but all the previous hikers had pressed it down and the trail was smooth sailing. The majority of the trail was easy going. The last half mile was difficult due to the steeper incline, and it was at this moment i put on my yaktraks, which seemingly doubled my pace. Trekking poles wouldve made things even easier! It took me 3.5 hours to the top. It got pretty cold up there, and the view was not clear. Ill have to come back on a clearer day for the views. It took approx 1.5 hours to get back to the trail head with a mixture of sliding, jogging, and walking. Word of advice, dont run in your yaktraks/etc. i started to develop hotspots on my toes from pressure points.

-bottom layer: thermal bottoms and soft shell pants, and my legs felt perfect. I had koderately insulated hiking shoes, and some medium weight socks, and my feet were perfect too!
-top layer: thermal top, light weight shirt, vest. This was also perfect for the hike! The body heat generated made it so i didnt need to pull the full zip fleece out of my pack that i brought just in case. I also packed a light weight rain jacket which helped at the top, more exposed area of the hike. I wore light weight gloves the whole hike, as well as a head band to keep my ears warm, yet let my head breath.
-suggestions: bring yaktraks/similar. I think you can summit without them but it will take you so much longer fighting for traction. Bring trekking poles if you got em! If not, bring water resistant/proof gloves because you will fall into the snow, and catch yourself with your hands= wet cold hands.
-food: i ate three bars throughout the hike. Was surprised i actually got hungry, seeing as how i had a good sized lunch prior to the hike.

Old trail up. Great workout. Packed snow in a trail too narrow for snowshoes. Summit is snow covered rocks and boulders so can’t use snowshoes there either. A bit icy towards the top, I had yaktrax but I wish I’d had microspikes. Ok the new rail down, seems long with lots of switchbacks. My favorite hike in the PNW so far.

It’s a nice hike but not very many views! Good exercise though. Trail is in great condition.

27 days ago

Went out with a partner, our first time using snow shoes.

First 2 miles were hard packed and easy to traverse. Broke trail for half a mile in. Easy to follow the alltrails route through the thick powder. Absolutely no trail markings. The views were spectacular.

Easy and beautiful

1 month ago

This was a great hike. I really enjoyed the new trail, I would just recommend having microspikes still as we hit snow 2/3 to 3/4 way up.

Lots of mud. The log bridge was super slippery and the water was running deep enough it was over the top of my tall boot.

First timer and it was hard to find where the trail began, but once we figured it out the lore was plenty of signs along the way. It’s like Poo Poo points little sister and the view was with it!

It was really good, but be ready to get wet and moody.

Fantastic views!! Snow at the top, used micro spikes.

I did this trail this past Wednesday, 2/7/18. My friend and I started the hike around 1:30 PM, and ended up back at my car at 4:30 PM. I’m not sure if we turned off somewhere, but we ended up completely missing the falls.
The hike itself gave up a good workout, and it was a bit muddy, but the trees were beautiful and it was peaceful to get outside for a while.


1 month ago

Went up the old trail. Rain all the way, snow at the top. A semi whiteout at the summit. But the workout was great.

Good moderate trail. Ran half, hiked half. Loved seeing so many people out and enjoying this trail on mountain bikes, dirt bikes, hiking, or running! Really appreciated how respectful the dirt bikers were with my dog and I!

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