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Did this today. The road to the trailhead is closed about 2 miles ahead. This adds 4 miles overall, keep in mind. The first mile was clear and the snow accumulated sharply afterward. There's about three to four inches of snow typically. Hiking poles are great, crampons are a must. I didn't bring them yet managed to not kill myself. The view is breathtaking, you'll have great cell coverage all the way.

snowshoeing
3 days ago

Easy snowshoeing trail with great reward.

Easy hike with great views. Go early - before 8am for least crowds, good light and a run.

Was looking for any easy hike to enjoy the PNW and the snow. Wasn’t too crowded when we started but more people arrived mid day. Some spots were icy so we stayed to the side of the trail. As a dog owner of two, I find it sad to see other dog owners not picking up after their dogs.

hiking
15 days ago

We did this hike on a Sunday morning (got to the trail head around 9 am) and had the place essentially to ourselves. There was no permit required since it's now wintertime, either. It was snow-free and not too muddy, either -- our dogs loved this trail and it was a beautiful way to start our morning.

Hiked this trail today. Easy, well groomed, creek- side hike. Snow line was just above the falls allowing easy access to the base. The falls were raging while snow flurried. Some puddles and mud but easy to walk around. Light traffic.

An easy, short hike with a beautiful waterfall. We went during the fall rains and the waterfall was swollen and raging.

hiking
20 days ago

Busy trail on a Sunday, but the views of the river and falls were well worth it.

on Twin Falls Trail

hiking
23 days ago

A good 3.7 mile hike round trip to the Twin and Upper Falls. The trail is well maintained and its a good workout as the trail is inclined for the most part. Be prepared for a number of steps. Good resting spots and a nice bridge to view the falls. I rated the trail 4* since there wasn’t anything too scenic or breathtaking sceneries at the end of the trail or on the way. Good workout and a refreshing break if you are looking for a quick drive from Seattle.

I came out for novice snowshoeing and was disappointed to realize that not only was this location VERY crowded with loud children and off-leash dogs, there was someone flying a very loud drone over and over the lake. The trail itself would be an alright paved loop, but the mediocre scenery coupled with the overt lack of courtesy by others on the trail made this a very lackluster experience. This was like driving 40 miles to have the same experience I'd have in a crowded city park. I absolutely would not come here again.

beautiful, just very busy trail!

Hiked the trail today under snowy conditions. Trails were covered in slush with areas of packed snow and puddles. We walked in hiking boots, Yaktrax would have been helpful in areas. We really enjoyed the trail there were lots of little waterfalls and overlooks along the way.

hiking
1 month ago

I did this hike 2 months ago. Trail is well kept. Pet friendly and just gorgeous spot to visit.

I did this hike awhile back It can get crowded but enjoyed it all the same!

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.

great hike!!! lots of stairs!!! went early beat the crowds!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Very pretty, easy hike. It's great for a fall/winter hike when the skies aren't as clear. Can't believe how many big and small falls there are.

This is a great trail to just take in views of the surrounding areas. Although there were definitely others when we went around mid morning on a Sunday, it didn’t really feel too crowded. You are definitely climbing a little but there is nothing too steep. The path is wide and even, which makes it easier. The views of the surrounding mountains and of the water are spectacular. You have many opportunities along the trail to see so many beautiful things. Would definitely do this again and definitely do it mid morning or earlier since it looked like it got cloudier as the day progressed.

on Rainy Lake Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail, paved, and good walk (not really a hike) with top notch, almost unbelievable view for the little effort expended. Great for families, those traveling with small children, those not able to do moderate to strenuous hikes, or those who have trouble with elevation gain. Great stop for hike-in/backcountry cold water swimmers experienced with sub-50 temps and limited entry/exit points. Beautiful rainbow trout along shoreline. Day of arrival water temp approximately 49 provided a good half hour of safe swimming followed by lunch on the bench. Perfect driving hike-in-to-swim break!

on Mirror Lake Trail

hiking
1 month ago

One of my absolute favorite hikes! Went in October on a sunny weekend, got to the trailhead about 8:30am, easy parking, but wasn’t prepared for the initial road climb to the trailhead. A bit steep, but I’m also a beginner hiker (marathon swimmer by sport) experimenting with hike-in/backcountry swimming. Mirror Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes I’ve been in with regards to the underwater topography and geological features. The hike itself is decent, great for spending extended periods of time in and around the lake. Water temp day of arrival 51, sunny day and warm air, spent about an hour swimming in the lake, then had lunch. Have gone back several times since, great trail and rewarding view!

hiking
1 month ago

Such a gorgeous hike! One of my favorites

hiking
1 month ago

Super beautiful hike!!

on Gold Creek Pond Trail

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful and a great place for the kiddos!

Nice views and favorable weather. Fall colors are nice.

Terrific views of majestic mountain ranges along most of the trail. Worth the 17-mile winding road up.

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail. Come early morning on workday if possible to avoid crowds.

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