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Hiked this in the height of WA's summer. Nook trail was a steep climb and a good workout. West Tiger 3 was moderate, but the view was very underwhelming. Overall a good workout, but I would not do again. My phone recorded closer to 6 miles total.

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Falls larger and better than expected

Extremely busy but well maintained trail. Does get steep in parts but the view at the top is beautiful. The Paragliders were tons of fun to watch and many of them offered tandem rides down.

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

Highly-recommend trail!!! There are two trails separated when walking about 40 mins. The trail starts getting harder once u finish bridal veil and set foot to Lake Serene,because there are so many rocky switchbacks and the accumulated ice makes them much harder. Watch your steps, cuz the rocks covered with ice are so slippery, and my friend even slipped three times

This was overall a moderate-ish hard hike. Like the rest of the reviewers, recommend doing the bridal veil falls first. There’s a small loop near that takes you closer to the falls and then back. The trail starts getting harder once you finish bridal veil and set foot to lake serene. With 23 switchbacks in 2 miles, this is a beast of a hike. The only thing that makes switchbacks harder is rocky switchbacks. But the trail has so many treats with little falls all over, that distracts you from your screaming knees. Quite a few creek crossings as well. Lake Serene is absolutely mind blowing. Definitely hike up to the lunch rock once you reach the lake, it’s a better view of Mt Index and Serene. The hike back down was much more challenging, this time of the year. With the rocks just having a thin layer of ice, it can get really slippery. Took me a little under 6hrs. Started at 11:15am, got to bridal veil falls by 12:15 and made it to lake Serene by 2:30. Spent about 25 mins at the lake and was back to my car by 5:00pm. There wasn’t any snow.

Hiked Saturday (11/10). Lot was about 75% full when we got there around 9:30. We did this combined with the falls. Seemed like most people just did the falls. Please be aware that the bit where it opens up from the tree line, close to the lake, is very slick and you’ll see frost around. I busted my knee, several others slipped/fell. For me, this was definitely a hard hike, especially with the slick rocks, so be sure to plan accordingly and consider the time of year. We took about 50 minutes to get to the falls, about 2hr 15min to get to the lake, and 2 hours out. It took us longer than expected, at our usual pace I predicted 4-4.5 max.

seems they provide a title to the review versus letting me do it? odd.

hiked a Friday morning in November. got there at 9am. plenty of parking and pooping dogs. great trail. rained a good bit, 40F. didn't get too wet.

nice walk up and great views

Hard hike and not the best view but fantastic cardio. Not too busy!

Mushrooms, moss, ferns, leaves, and a nice view of Issaquah and Lake Sammamish at the top. Bring hiking boots not Chuck Taylors.

This is a perfect fall hike!! In the beginning, there are stone steps that make it truly magical — like a scene from Lord of the Rings. The views at the top are lovely to enjoy as you rest and eat lunch. It’s also a treat to watch the para gliders launch. Tips: 1) bring lunch and water 2) hike is actually more like 4.5 miles 3) the hike down is much faster and took us half the time as going up 4) this is a beautiful hike to do in October, and the views are even more spectacular with the contrasting fall colors. Love :)

We hiked here on wet Monday, October 1st, 2018 via Cherico Trail to Poo Poo Point. We did 5.5 miles roundtrip with 1600 ft elevation gain. Nice well maintained trails. Some parts of the trails are rocky. Hiking shoes are definitely needed here. Lovely Autumn color in between the green forestry was nice to see.
Even though it rained during the hike, but we were protected under the canopy of trees almost the entire trails. The view of Issaquah, and Lake Sammamish in the distance was great. Didn’t see any hang gliders at this time. But will definitely come back in a better day.

Says it is hard. Feels more moderate. We did a round trip in 4.5 hours with an 8 year old including time chilling at the lake. It's always beautiful. I also didnt see any change to the scenery from the past summer's logging that shut the trail down.

10/22/2018 (Monday) - I got two minutes having the site only for my lone soul while reaching there. It's still hazy in the far after heavy fog in the morning.

Crowded but great views and watching paragliders is fun.

Great hike. A little disappointed by the lack of dogs...

2018/10/13 Saturday (Hiking Date). Best hike. Very good views (Falls, Lake). It is a rocky trail with lot of stairs. Total of around 7.5 miles. Tip: Visit the lake first as it needs more energy and then cover 0.5 mile trail to Falls on return. Also been there in 2017. Will I go there again? Yes.

Freezing. Gorgeous peaks. Waterfall on the way. Sept 1.

im not in great shape so this was tough for me. im glad i did the falls first because i was exhausted by the time a got back down from the lake. it was soo worth it though. im used to doing hikes during the week so very surprised at the amount of people. a message to anyone who is on the hefty side, "you can do it." although it might take you longer and bring lots of water.

Good hike. Great views once you get to the last mile or so. You can see Rainier consistently. Mason lake was beautiful with a lot of space to spend time.

Great trail, the falls are definitely a must on the way to the lake. It didn't feel as though as we thought it would be. It was crazy busy so that kinda took away from the magic.

crowded, but great views. the paragliders can be entertaining

They’re doing logging near this trail so the trailheads are difficult to find. Got lost a few times due to the trails being cut into different sections with no discernible trail markers. Plus parts of the trail are not well maintained. Not the coolest views either. Just a lot of forest and ferns.

Fantastic trail! the falls is a quick and easy trip and you should definitely make the side 0.5mile visit. catch it in the fog and be ready for amazing pictures.
the lake requires much more work, not hard but persistent elevation gain through a mostly well kept trail with wide-breasted stairs throughout. plenty of things to look at along the way not just boring dirt. the lake itself was clouded out for me but still awesome to be up there.

Nice fall hike. Oct 7. Hiked to Bridal Falls then to lake Serene. Total mileage is about 8.4 miles. Started at 1115am, was in my car at 315pm. With maybe 25min spent at the falls and 25 min at the lake.

Went on Labor Day and really enjoy this rigorous hike. Had a 10 and 7 year old who only complained a few times. It's uphill the majority of the way so a great workout hike! views at top were beautiful.

Really an excellent hike, couldn't be happier. The views of the valley and the lake were amazing. Going in late September means all the leaves had turned colors but hadn't fallen off yet. And my dog had a blast playing around the lake. The hike was a solid moderate. It had only a small handful of switchbacks, The slope was pretty consistent - the first half was easy and the second half got pretty steep. It's a good workout, but I saw a handful of kids and a chihuahua climb this, so it wasn't THAT hard. Trail was well maintained and there weren't a ton of people. Took about 4 hours including stops for photos and eating lunch at the lake. Highly recommended! And don't forget to check for the right kind of pass!

Really beautiful hike. Went on a partly sunny day and you could see Rainer for a lot of the way up. The fall foliage was beautiful. I’d rate this as a harder moderate hike. Pretty consistent grade on the way up.

Trail is closed until October 1st for logging. A huge disappointment

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