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hiking
7 hours ago

Hiked ice caves twice, well worth it. Easy hike, may need micro spikes in some areas of ice and snow.

today was a beautiful day to go......along with 10k other folks who thought the same thing. and 90% dont leash there dogs. BUT besides that it was a great hike! variety of terrain really kept ya interested as to what was coming up next. overall it was a decent hike.

Great trail, simple out and back. I wish I'd brought my hiking poles as it's a bit steep in some areas. The beach is a great reward at the bottom.

we did this hike on New Years Eve and again this past Sunday. One of our favorites for sure. NYE there was allot of snow, obviously fresh and super cold. This past weekend, much of the snow was gone and the lake wasnt as frozen. Two very different hikes and very different views along the way with and without the snow. Cant wait to come back in the summer to camp! Easy in and out very little elevation. Just enough to get your heart rate up a bit and then your there. LOTS of dogs off their leashes would be my only negative comment. We brought 3 dogs both times and kept them leashed for caution both times.

I would definitely not recommend this hike right now until the snow melts. The logging road was terrible- you absolutely will not make it if you aren’t in an suv or truck with some clearance. The snow is very deep close to the trail head, decided to turn back before reaching the trail head because the snow was so deep (subaru outback) A gentleman in a lifted f150 with massive tires was also turning around due to loss of traction. There was a pull out about 1 mile before the trail head, if you parked there and walked then you would have been fine (i just didnt have the time before work). Again, even in summer unless this road is constructed before, do not take it in a regular car.

There was some confusion if we should take ext 52 or 47 thanks to Apple maps. We chose to go with ext 47. The gate to the FSR is closed. We parked on the street near the gate. It was Sunday afternoon so there were plenty of places to park. We knew that we would be racing against the sun but are pretty fit, experienced, and prepared. There is ice on the two mile stretch of road you have to hike to get to the trail head. The trail itself is covered in snow and ice. I would not have attempted this trail without micro spikes. With warmer temps I was careful to stay on the trail and not get too close to the edge (could easily slip or snow could give way on the cliff side). Round trip this hike ends up about 8 miles. From the gate and back it took us about 2.5 hours round trip, including our stop at the falls.

Lovely views, and beautiful trees. A little too busy for my taste, but expected. Great park for a quick workout in the dwindling January sun!

hiking
6 days ago

Great moss covered boulders along the way up. Saw that little blue jay at the top, right after sunrise. Very windy during sunrise, I advise a strong jacket if you go that early.

Awesome hike. Beautiful trail and view. It was closer to 5 miles round trip.

We went yesterday and it was absolutely beautiful!! The road was still closed to drive to the trailhead so it ends up being about 7-8 miles total (About 2.5 miles to trail head) but SO worth it!! The entire hike is full of views on every side. Everyone was fine in hiking boots. Highly recommend!!

hiking
7 days ago

My Husband, 4 of his friends our daughter & son-in-law did this hike along with the boulder loop trail. January 5th. It was amazing.

It is a nice spot! But be aware that this is a privately owned land and there are lot of non-marked trails. It can get confusing if you weren’t careful. I tried to follow the trail traced by AllTrails but it got confusing sometimes when there are two or more trails split off and none were shown on the map. Somebody mentioned in the comments that they followed power lines when they got lost, I did that too.

on Little Si Trail

hiking
9 days ago

Great little hike!

They were literally closing the road when we arrived yesterday, this makes it around 7 miles total. We arrived about 1:00, it was a Monday and were only the second tracks up. We wore WP Keen hiking shoes, I wore little running gators and stayed dry. Snow got to about 12” where the group before us turned around. Gorgeous day.

Such a nice great little hike. My husband and I hiked with our kids and my brother in law. It gets a little steep towards the end and but over all an easy great hike with a beautiful view

Beautiful, but super busy trail. Since the road is closed prior to the trailhead it adds an additional long, boring walk (approx 2-3 miles each way). The trail was super slick when we visited, we saw a few people managing with hiking boots but they were moving very slowly. Bring microspikes-it really helped!! Also, turn left once you see the sign for “franklin falls parking,” don’t follow the sign for parking - turn left then the trailhead will be on your right!

Beautiful in the snow :)

hiking
13 days ago

The cave was stunning with lots of snow today. Went there around 11AM today. The small parking lot was half full. Road condition was good, just some icy patches in the parking lot. 50% of the trail was icy, luckily we brought ice cleats. However, we saw many people are fine with just hiking boots.

this is a nice hike, but bring your compass, with so many trails it is easy to get turned around.

The trails were fun the dogs loved the hike ! Slept on the way home too ! My friend and I did get lost and the trail head isn’t very obvious. We ended up hiking in an area that was closed ! And had no idea till we were already too far . Ended up walking along the power lines to get out ! So FYI keep the app open to see the trails ! Overall fun and we saw zero people on the trail.

Nice hike. Trail only a bit muddy. Saw the blue jay at the top.

I’ve hiked to the ice caves twice so far and I love it every time. The hike is super easy — just be careful of snow during winter season, wear boots. And once you get to the ice caves they’re absolutely breathtaking.

Downed trees on the Sand Point leg of the trail, about half mile from the trailhead. Tall foliage makes it difficult to locate trail again once you go around if you’re short. Bear tracks on beach nearest the Sand Point trail leg/beach junction.

18 days ago

Super busy trail, nonetheless it is very beautiful at this time of the year. The final stretch to the falls is very icy making it difficult to go all the way down without spikes.
The snow is very compact, there is no need for snowshoes.
Parking spot can be very difficult to get if you don’t arrive in the morning.

beautiful day to hike to the falls, compact snow and some icy areas, good to have micro spikes!

camping
19 days ago

Hiked in on 12/26 to do a couple of days of snow camping. The area is stunning and quite snowy (note: be aware that the road leading
up to the trailhead is getting challenging for non 4x4s). The bridge over the creek is fine (having poles is a plus for this hike) and the lake frozen over. Baring Mountain looming high above the lake is a sight to see, complete with a crown of clouds.

I had to cut my camping short as my bivvy sack, pad, sleeping bag, wool blanket, and wool base and middle layers weren’t enough for the clear sky cold of the night. I went to bed at 7:30 or so and woke up at 9:20 realizing I was feeling areas of cold even through all of my layers. I elected to bail and hiked back through the forest in light snow following the partially filled tracks of previous hikers. I did get to see very fresh elk tracks - probably missed saying hello by a few minutes.

Walking back at night was a very intense and vibrant experience. I will say I did crazy ivans every few minutes to look for any night eyes. A little disappointed at not being able to stay the night but the overall experience was magical.

Super fun and easy boardwalk trail, we backpacked in and camped at one of the sites along the water, it was a blast. Didn’t do the full triangle, just an out and back, no time for the full beach section, but I’ve heard the petroglyphs are very cool.

hiking
19 days ago

Good easy to little moderate hike with view of river and waterfalls. Waterfall was gushing with water. Enjoyed soaking in mist water at upper Lookout view point.

Loved how well maintained this trail is. It wasn’t muddy considering how rainy it’s been. Can’t wait to come back in the summer so my pup can play in the water. This was a very easy trail in my opinion. Perfect for a quick nature hike near the city.

We went 2 days ago and the snow was falling the entire time we were there. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL views and once we hit the top we built a snowman and had a snowball fight. Saw a small size avalanche which made the hikers who went to the actual opening (which is caved in halfway due to a larger avalanche) of the caves put a little jump in their step. Even their dog took off. Heading down the path there was several people heading up with sleds. We have been spring, summer and winter and Winter is by far our favorite. Just a FYI the bathrooms at the trail head are closed for the season but they had a sign posted to use the bathroom at the picnic area. The trail up to the caves are easy to see but slick in a few spots. The Road on mountain loop was snow covered once you hit snow elevation but they were manageable. The parking lot is not plowed. Happy hiking and stay safe

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