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Hiked it this am. Had to park on the road since we started early (5:30am) and the gate was closed. It was cool in the predawn, but it warmed a bit as we left the creek and then again as the sun rose as we approached the summit at 6:30. Including a break at the summit to enjoy the view it was still under 2 hours round trip. A little steep in spots, but nothing technical or challenging. Under 90 minutes would've been possible if we'd run down.

Definitely recommend the hike. Had been 20+ years since I hiked it last but the rattle of the Aspen leaves and the smell of brush and wild flowers was very nostalgic. The view in every direction was fantastic.

A nice trail with great views but waaay too busy. The trail is packed all the way so I really did not need the snowshoes.

hiking
12 days ago

It was a beautiful winter hike! Definitely recommend bringing yak-tracks or crampons for the slicker parts.

hiking
16 days ago

It’s a steep trail, and it can be difficult to follow at times, but as long you follow the river you’re ok. It’s a fun hike with pretty good views.

Beautiful hike. Steep at the beginning and the end but the midsection is mild. Views at the end were great. Trail is icy in spots so make sure you have proper footwear and/or poles. Trail was a little busier than I would have liked but worth it regardless. There is a $3 fee to access the canyon and dogs have to be leashed on even days.

Didn't go the whole way but had beautiful views and a wide enough path for people to pass. Took my dog and everyone seemed very friendly and welcomed him with pets. Not all the snow melts so make sure you wear good hiking shoes with grip.

on Rattlesnake Gulch Trail

trail running
21 days ago

A great running spot. Easy access, not too hard, reward with a good view in the end.

There is some trail erosion. Can be crowded over the weekend.

Such a beautiful hike! The leaves were just turning colors and there was a lot of shade.

Yes, it's a difficult hike/climb but it's very scenic. If you follow the creek all the way and make your own path you can get to the mountain top in a few hours at a leisurely pace.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views almost the entire time! It was a gradual incline until the last mile before the lake, but still
totally doable. Sadly .5 miles to the lake the snow pack dies out and you would need snow shoes to get through the final section so we had to turn around. Bummer, but the views up to that point were awesome.

on White Pine Lake Trail

hiking
1 month ago

I love this trail, I’ve been here several times and great incline not too steep but long. When you bet to “top” of that branches into couple trails. On the right. Ore covered and foresty and left more views and more of the similar incline as the beginning.

I didn’t find the views really worth the effort on this one. It’s a short punishing hike for sure.

Loved this hike! Not as steep as Red Pine but longer. I’d agree with others who’ve characterized this as moderate rather than difficult. The lake at the top is a gem. Still doable without poles or traction but It is a bit slippery in spots though, especially once it starts warming up. The snow is packed now so you don’t really need gaiters.

Perfect low elevation hike while the weather permits. No snow on the trail nor at the top, which is why it was perfect for this time of year.

Fun trail, dog friendly. Took lots of pictures and it took us about 2 hours.

Great day hike! Trail was snow covered from 9000 feet to the top. This was the most difficult part for me as I’m not accustomed to altitude ( from PA). Below that it is very rocky, so be prepared for both. The lake was beautiful, though there are other small lakes on the way up. Very few others on the trail, which was well marked even in the snowy areas, thanks to those who went before us. Views were absolutely spectacular. Despite the cool temps, the sun was very warm. Bring sunscreen, especially now that there is snow.

Such a stunning view. Well worth it, very steep. Add 2+ miles since the road is closed and you have to walk to the donut falls parking lot. Quite a bit of snow for the second half!

hiking
1 month ago

Steep but relatively short trail. Multiple stream crossings, the trail is poorly marked as you go further up, then the canyon gets progressively narrower and more technical, had to finally turn around a bit before the end of the trail on the map. Went on a Sunday afternoon and saw no one on my way up, and just a handful of people on the way down, very quiet trail which was great.

This is a fee area- costs $3 per vehicle for an okay hike.

Trail is definitely uphill the entire way, deserves its ranking. We went last week and it was pretty snowy at the top so it was very muddy and slick. Views were pretty but just okay. Meadow was full of snow.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Packed snow and Ice, super slippery, micro spikes needed. Oct 19.

hiking
1 month ago

Went on oct 14. Cold day with recent snowfall. Lightly snowing the entire hike. Trail was a snowpacked singletrack almost the entire way. During the last half mile or so (at around 10,000 feet) I hiked through 2-3 feet of snow following the footsteps of the maybe one person had hiked through it before me. Sorry for the post holing.. The lake was amazing in the snow. Complete solitude, I was the only one up there.

The trail grew less and less defined as the snow got deeper, I could tell others had turned around due to the snow. Be prepared with gaiters and spikes! although I didn’t have either and I was fine

Entire hike took 3h 40m round trip. 10.7 miles RT recorded.

hiking
1 month ago

Great mid-range hike. Passing through Church Falls is beautiful, and the views of Millcreek Canyon from the top are amazing. Legs got a little tired towards the top, though.

Consistent climbing up, amazing views along the trail!!

It was an ok trail.
Not much to see.
we'll find a better hiking spot next time.
$3.00 to hike it.
The dogs enjoyed.

surfing
1 month ago

Hello twins. ;)

hiking
2 months ago

This is an easy hike. Really cool, because easy and good views. Straight forward, but heavily trafficked.

hiking
2 months ago

This is definitely not hard. It’s moderate. It seems long though and not as pretty as red pine in my opinion. The lake is amazing though and better than red for sure. Without the ending I’d have given a 3 star actually.

1 hr up. 30 down push hard for a great leg day. great fall views

I've hiked the east face trail of Grandeur several times and I love it. For me, it's the perfect combination of length + elevation gain that gives me a great workout but I'm not exhausted when it's over.

The parking is not great, however. There's only room for about 8 cars at the trailhead, then you have to park out on the main road which adds about a half mile to your hike.

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