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hiking
3 days ago

One of my personal favorites, it's a quick, but steep and tiring hike to Pretty Valley and the frozen cascades are gorgeous. We climbed to the top of the big rocks and looked over the valley. Beautiful stuff. Until then the trail is well packed. We tried continuing past the massive rocks but the deep snow and time shortage prevented us from continuing. Wish we could have continued though!

Nothing short of amazing. I have done this hike four times this year but the winter brings a whole new beauty to this hike. Waterfall is mostly frozen. Beautiful take your camera.

Toured up this morning. Great views once you get through the switch backs but steep and narrow skiing the trail back down. Be much better in the summer so you don’t have to hike the road up

So great for views on a snowy/foggy day! Bring spikes if you’re going to hike it in the winter because the trail is super icy. It’s great for dogs to run around too.

My tip is to treat the trail as an out and back instead of a loop because the second half is basically just a road. When you get to the stream, turn back. Way prettier.

One of my favorite trails I’ve ever hiked!! Love the river that’s right next to you and the scenery is amazing!! Definitely a must do!!

Very steep inclines the whole way. Did this back in the Spring but a gorgeous view at the top.

Have done this trail hundreds of times to keep up my cardio for high altitude hikes. I usually hike it three times in a row (three laps).

hiking
20 days ago

The left (North) loop was too snowy to hike safely even with chains so we choose the right (South) loop. Then when we came down we choose to explore Pretty Valley. The snow got thigh deep at the upper end of the trail.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Not the hike we expected. "Best used" through October is more than a suggestion. Once Brighton resort is open for the season, hikers need to take the "uphill route" on Milly Access / Lost Maid and then exit the Wren Hollow gate to out of bounds. We looped around Dog Lake and made it up to the overlook of Lake Mary. Didn't have any backcountry gear/beacons and definitely would have wanted them if we were to go any farther towards Lake Catherine.

Steep hike with some ice and a bit of snow but a lot of mud. The weather was warm but it was windy and cold at the top. A great workout after all of the holiday gatherings so far.

This is a response to Wolfie Perry: there are better spots to access the Pipeline further up the canyon. Rattlesnake is probably the worst place to access it, definitely a steep slog. I made a similar mistake hiking with a three year old on my back.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike at the end of November (11/30/18). Heavy snow kept us from attempting the last quarter mile but I was playing it safe with my girlfriend. It's doable but slick. Really enjoyed the canopied hiking and rushing creek.

on Rattlesnake Gulch Trail

trail running
1 month 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.

We started the hike from Terrace picnic area and ended near the Pipeline/Mt Aire trailhead. The gate to the road leading up to picnic area was closed due to snow so we had to hike extra half mile to get to the trailhead. Trail was fully covered in fresh powdered snow and we were the only ones hiking throughout. It was snowing almost the entire time we hiked. There aren’t major views but it opens up few times - the snowfall made the visibility of the valley low but made the scenery really pretty. Be careful, there were multiple trees uprooted on the trail towards last mile. It’s not 4.4 miles out and back as mentioned, I recorded 3 miles point to point.

I don't know if I completed this hike because it seemed to end before 4.1 miles. I found a great lookout at the top and it wasn't too busy when I went.

I got plastered by artificial snow makers trying to find the trailhead by the Brighton Ski resort, but once found it was a great hike! It was fairly quick, even with the snowfall on the ground. I loved skipping rocks on the frozen lake and hearing those cool Star Wars noises.

absolutely gorgeous. after a set of switch backs, you follow a stream all the way up to the falls which offers a nice tranquil sound for the entire hike. You also see some amazing views of the mountains throughout. The hike is fairly challenging in a few places! younger children probably wouldn't be the best to bring here, but older kids would be okay. One of the best hikes I've done!

hiking
2 months ago

Did this trail yesterday, it hard to follow the trail with the recent snowfall and quite slippery due to icy areas, but worth the challenge and inspiration for capturing both visually and mentally the solitude of this area. Simply beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing views all the way up. Missed peak fall by a week. Trail wasn’t marked very well but it looked like all variations lead to the same point. Phone was at 1% couldn’t record down.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, really beautiful. 3-6 inches of snow and lightly snowing all day. Well worth the uphill climb.

So glad I made the hike..... Gorgeous scenery and perfect timing for the sunset!!

Heard coyotes and saw a tarantula. Quite the climb but gorgeous views the whole way.

hiking
2 months ago

My favorite trail so far for Autumn colors, I went with my friend on Sunday. Very friendly trail as well enjoyed seeing everyone out with their dogs and children. Everyone greeted one another and said good morning.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice steep, short hike. Take some time at the top to read the notes in the mailbox. Bring a small trinket/gift to leave behind.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful creekside trail especially in the fall. It is moderately challenging if you are not in shape. I personally love this hike and repeat it quite often.

Very steep and quite the calf workout. Legendary view and if you go at night, it's great to stargaze while laying on the Y.

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

Hiking up to Cecret Lake from Albion Basin during the Summer is the best time to go and is definitely worth the adventure! There are wildflowers all the way along the trail up to the lake. It is about 5 miles out and back trail. You could do a loop too on a service road back to the main trail head, if you go West from the lake (it is a little steep). Make sure you bring a light windbreaker (it can be chilly near the lake), also bring at least 1.5 liters of water and a snack or lunch with you to enjoy near the lake. It is a popular hiking trail, so the traffic on the trail may be moderate/busy, the best time to go is on a weekday or early morning.
However, right now they are doing some construction for Alta Ski Resort, which is difficult to hike the trail this Fall Season 2018.

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Nice hike and surprised to find it completely snow covered in late October. The snow made it even more fun, and the trail was still easy to follow.

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