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the scenery is gorgeous, the air smells like christmas candles as you climb. First 3/4 of the trail are easy slow climb, after that it turns into more intense switchbacks. Very snowy and slippery at the top, so wear appropriate footwear. If you have removable krampons or hiking poles I would suggest those for the top portion as I saw lots of people fall and almost fell myself a number of times. I even saw a lady with a sprained ankle being carried down by her husband. Bring lots of layers so that you can take off as you ascend and then put back on as you descend. This time of year when we got to the top at 2:10 the sun was already set on the lake so get an early start, aim to be at the top for noon. Amazing view, so worth it!

Winter wonderland! Don’t forget your spikes for the last half of the trail.

Beautiful area surrounded by snowy peaks. Great location for photos.

Beautiful, well maintained trail alongside a river. Slightly muddy but nothing too bad. The waterfall is beautiful and you can get pretty close.

Beautiful views and a great place for kids to play in the grass. Not much of a hike, but a nice place to stretch your legs.

Winter wonderland! Over a foot of snow everywhere! Make sure you bring micro-spikes and hiking poles. Some spots get very slippery. The most beautiful wonder hike I have done so far. (Oh and wear waterproof shoes)

Very beautiful. LOTS of people.

It’s a kid friendly hiking trail.

That was lovely!

hiking
10 days ago

Unfortunately there was too much water to cross one of the waterfalls that had developed due to the rain lately. We were one of four groups that doubled back. Seems like it would be beautiful based on the first 30 minutes though!

Gorgeous views, especially on a clear fall day. It was pretty crowded on the trail, but we did go on a Sunday. Get there early if you can, the views are worth it! The lake is clear and worth the hike.

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful views! Totally worth the hike up☺️

hiking
15 days ago

The fall colors were beautiful! May have waited too long as far as the weather goes, we were soaking wet and then coated with snow towards the top, made for a very cold day. Can’t wait to go back next Spring or Summer to see the changes.
Followed the advice of precious reviews and wore boots with good traction, very grateful we did.

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful hike! Took about two hours. Great trail, some of the rocks can be a little loose or slippery tho so watch your step. The view at the top is beautiful and totally worth it! If going on a weekend, get there super early. Very popular trail. We got there at 8:30am and had no trouble parking but when we got back to the car later that afternoon, it was hard to get out of the parking lot. Absolutely packed and so was overflow parking.

took the dog and a friend on this hike today, glad we made it before they close the tunnel October 31st 2018. bathrooms are at end of 2.1 mile tunnel.

18 days ago

Beautiful!

hiking
18 days ago

Amazing views!

Eh. Can't get near the waterfall but it's fun to see.

Definitely a touristy destination. We parked at the bottom and walked to the top as suggested, very nice.

on Gold Creek Pond Trail

walking
19 days ago

Beautiful and a great place for the kiddos!

hiking
23 days ago

did this hike last week with a bunch of friends and it was so nice! definitely a moderate hike and it was sort of icy and slippery on the rocks on the way down/up to the lake so please be careful and if you have hiking poles, bring them!

hiking
23 days ago

Great hike. Good pace to the hike with first 2 miles slow incline and then increases the last mile or so. Snow lake is beautiful. It was quite windy at the lake yesterday. I did the extra hike and checked out Gem lake. It was about 11.5 miles round trip, did it about 4 hrs 30 min. Quite rocky in a few spots, including traversing rubble fields. This would likely be harder for a dog, but was fine otherwise.

hiking
23 days ago

Difficult but worth it in the summer time. We took many tests going up but jogged going down.

on Snow Lake Trail

23 days ago

Love this hike! And I do highly recommend wearing hiking boots/shoes as the trail was pretty rocky. I wore my nikes and I could still feel the rocks through the soles of my shoes.

Amazing place!!!

Great quick hike to a beautiful looking spot by the falls. Easy and well maintained trail. A few steps and incline towards the end, but worth it for the views.

Popular trail for all ages! Bring your camera and expect crowds/tourist.

Beautiful and easy to get done in under 3 hours. Lots of rocks. Plenty of trees. Much chinchillas? I don’t know what they were. I put my feet in the lake and it was cold. The rocks hurt.

hiking
24 days ago

I’m not an expert hiker. This hike was challenging and so worth it. Took us under 4 hours there and back with some breaks. Beautiful hike, will do again. Get there as early as you can and where good hiking boots. The trail has some pretty rocky parts.

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful hike and super busy. We got here at 9am and the parking lot was full. It is so worth it the make it down to the lake. Good hiking shoes are a must due to loose rocks on the trail.

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