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Wonderful hike easy for the kids!

I loved this hike! We looked at both falls. Super fun to be able to walk behind both and see the backside of water. There was frost, so it was a little slippery in areas, but manageable.

Switchback incline was tough. But a break here and there and we were fine. Bathrooms were good. Cafe was perfect as we were cold and hungry.

Peaceful walk and only steep for a short while, and a great view of Seattle.

Ice last on north side out of sun
Still quite doable

Relatively flat, wide gravel trail. Nice waterfall area at the end. Mostly smaller growth trees in the beginning.

Convenient to Duvall.

I'm only giving this trail a 2 because I took a wrong turn. Missed the lake trail completely, so, I can't really rate the lake trail.
The trail we did walk was well traveled and clear.
Heads up, you are supposed to have a Discovery Pass to park at the trail head.

trail running
3 days ago

Falls larger and better than expected

I did this hike October 21st and the waterfalls are amazing. It is VERY steep so I would recommend hiking sticks and proper footwear. Would definitely not take kids!

This hike is nice and beautiful. It’s an easy hike up and a great place. Unlike Mount Si and Mailbox Peak Trail, this trail is not crowded at all. The view at top is gorgeous.

Trail condition is pretty good. There is a creek crossing that’s not bad at all. The upper 1.5 miles has a thin layer of snow (about 1”) but no microspikes are needed.

Parking usually is not a problem at this hike because it is less crowded.

My AllTrails recording says 8.2 mi round trip and 3287 ft elevation gain. It took us 3 hours and 45 minutes to do the whole hike up and down.

Beautiful hike, wet leaf litter and mud near the falls made it a little slow going, but well worth it.

We couldn’t find the falls even with the GPS... confusing signage and lots of red herring bike trails

It was an easy hike... it got cold at the top. Enjoy the hike.

Lovely, well maintained trail easy enough for all levels including beginners. It follows a river. If the lovely couple who graciously loaned me her shoes and his socks because I left my boots at home see this, please contact me so I can return your things. You took down my number but would not give me yours. You live in the Olalla area. I am an honest person and want to return your boots and socks.

good for kids

hiking
8 days ago

Views on a clear day are magnificent!

Walked up the Erie Mountain Drive to trail 26 and took it. Branched off at trail 216 to go to the Mount Erie lookout. Walked the road all the way back down. Round trip, it was 5.7 km. Nice short hike. I'd say the trail is maybe moderate in difficulty..? We didn't have any trouble with it. Views from the top were incredible. We hit it on a sunny day with low-lying cloud below the lookout - just gorgeous!

I went yesterday. It probably rained that morning or the day before because the trail was pretty muddy and slippery. I’m glad I had a group of people go before me they lead me in the right direction. -:) Thanks

It’s Steep! I’m glad I had my hiking poles with me.
Wear a good pair of hiking boots with a decent traction.
Really good leg burner.
Should be easier to hike in the snow with micospikes. Gorgeous spot!

It was just as pretty, steep, and slick as everyone said! It had been raining pretty good the day before and we had a picturesque falls on the left. If you want the huge raging falls wait for spring snow melt and rain.

hiking
14 days ago

K and I did this one in the rain. The Falls look great. Per NOAA the Skykomish flow was over 35.2 KCFS. The trail is in good shape, not too much of a crowed.

Fun, scenic hike. The side trail to the cemetery was nice. Restroom at that point also. Continued back on Bluff Trail down to the beach. We hit the beach right at high tide so it was slow going but overall a great time.

Great hike! Do this before driving to the view point so that the view is worth it☺️

Good well kept trail, first 2/3 is easy, well maintained path. Last night is a bit tougher and can get quite sloppy with heavy rains. Keeping to the left Allows for extension along older Logging roads. The last turn to the cause it’s not super obvious. Fun day hike.

Good for the pup good for us. Not well maintained in places which made for a fun Jurassic Park feel!!

It was a little tricky to find since the directions lead you to the winery entrance. I just parked on the side of the road and crossed over and looked for the path. I chose to ignore the sign and proceed up the mountain. It was pretty rocky but they made wonderful steps. Beautiful views every time I turned around to look and the view of the reservoir was a lovely treat once you get to the top.

The trail head is across the road from the Paraduxx winery just to the SE. There is a fence with a gait. Go to the right. Ignore the sign on the fence at the corner. It applies to the fenced area. There is no parking or sign for the trail head. I enjoyed the trek. It is moderate with loose rocks. Super panoramic views of the valley.

This isn’t really a hike. Yes there’s a trail but all the ones people are talking about aren’t official trails and have resulted in multiple deaths over the years as they aren’t maintained/are very worn away. The falls are beautiful and worth driving to/checking out...but don’t expect a hike and realize if you hike down to the water or behind the falls that you are off trail. This area really needs more rangers/officials to stop all the illegal activity.

Hiked this on 10/13/18 (a beautiful, sunny Saturday) and only saw one other couple on the way in and some folks on horses on the way out. Hiked all the way to the tower at the top. Beautiful views!!

The directions on All Trails plugged into my gps on my iPhone and took us directly to the parking lot (which is very small) without any problem.

We randomly woke up Friday (10/26) morn and decided to head up! It was really warm here in Arlington! Got to the trailhead at 9am and reached the peak at 11! As we slowly (so many terrible potholes)descended up the road it started to get very windy and the fog was so irie! The different landscapes were so beautiful and the trail very wet, we pretty much walked in water the whole time but no big deal! The saddest part was this was my first time and the fog never cleared and covered the whole view :( We were alone all morning and didn't see another group till we were half way down, then we passed 4 more groups all clumped up! Overall it was a perfectly irie October day, but I will be going back on a clear day to see the view I missed!

My husband, dog and I enjoyed this trail today. A few cars at the trail head when we arrived at 11:00. Beautiful walk through the woods, high above the river for most of the way. There are two bridges crossing the river, at the second one you're able to get down to the river and there's a nice spot to enjoy lunch and for the dog to swim. We didn't go all the way to the Notch Pass junction, but I think it's just a few minutes beyond the second bridge. More people coming up the trail when we headed down, and most of them had dogs. Very enjoyable, not difficult, day hike!

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