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12 hours ago

Make sure to go clockwise for easier hike. We hiked counterclockwise and it was tough but still manageable. Love everything this hike offers.

More difficult than moderate but quite a nice view of Shasta at the top. Past bit is like walking up a giant staircase with big steps.

I love this trail! I’ve been down it several times with a mountain bike and onfoot. Great views, nice distance for a good work out, you could bring a snack or some water in the light as it takes 2.5 hrs at a good clip. The distance on this seem to be off base of my apple series 4 watch with GPS. I will attach a screenshot of my route.

It was a great beautiful day hiking out with the dogs and sharing it with my partner. We enjoyed this hike.

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26 days ago

Hiked in September 2018. Waterfalls were pretty but the trail is busy, so not the choice if you want some solitude. The railing and viewing areas at the end were a little too civilized for me.

Hiked this trail years ago, great experience for a new hiker. It was my first hike. Hiked the shorter trail up to the falls, it was challenging for my first time. Worth it though when we made it to the falls. Took the longer route back, much easier for beginners.

We went in September of 2018 and this was a very beautiful hike. The trail back up was pretty steep but you do get to see more of the falls. It has two overlooks and wasn't very crowded. Would suggest layers, gets colder in shaded areas.

Hiked this back in September. Took the lower trail to the falls and the upper trail returning. The lower trail needed some upkeep. There were parts that were washed out and fallen trees that required maneuvering to get around. The insects were constant and my husband and I spent the entire hike out there madly swatting at buzzing creatures. The falls were gorgeous. Hike back was longer but fewer flying friends. About 4 hours total.

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2 months ago

I loved this trail. Very well maintained and there were informational signs (Ecology, geology facts) at most of the switchbacks. There was snow at the end of the trail; you had to cross it to get to the peak, but it was easy. Would definitely do this again. I was there in August 2018 and it was smoky, you could just barely see the top of Mount Shasta peaking out from a layer of smoke.

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2 months ago

Very nice hike! Not to hard and a beautiful view of the park and the lakes at the top!

Such a beautiful hike. We used the steeper, shorter trail in the way out and were surprised to see there were more falls on the way up!

It might be a nicer trail if there was water in the cove and if the trail were maintained better. Still it was a nice stroll.

2 months ago

Intense, good workout. Fitbit tracked 6.18 miles.

Views are awesome and very comfortable trail. Gets steep toward the end and somewhat sketchy. Hard coming down since its a constant decline.

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2 months ago

unique area with great views. Leave dog at home:(

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2 months ago

Another great loop. Water always close if lake is full. pups off leash are fine.

We hiked this last April and it was gorgeous. At the time lots of poison oak and the trails were washed out on lower section.

Like many have said there are trees down on both sides of the loop, not to hard to climb over though. On the lower sections how ever one of the gorges that had a small stream running across that path got blocked debris and diverted the street down along the trail. So roughly 15 yards or so of the trail is washed out. In addition to some other erosion further along at another point that makes the trail very narrow on a pretty steep hill. If you’re thinking of doing the loop it’s advisable that you stay on the upper part.
Took about four hours to complete. Beautiful view at the end and along the way.

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3 months ago

Definitely MUCH FURTHER than 4.4 miles - Fitbit tracked at 7.5 miles round trip. Still a great hike, and we got to do the moonlight experience tonight, which was spectacular! definitely tough, with loads of switchbacks buy big rewards the higher you climb!

Wonderful trail with a beautiful view. It is long and is strenuous at parts. There are quite a few areas with downed trees. It took 4.5 hours with my 9 year old.

Third time I’ve climbed this. This time Thursday oct 11. Nice and chilly morning. Parking lot mostly empty. Saw three people on summit. Stayed up there for a half hour. Views were very good. The trail is vastly improved from my last trip up here which was 11 years ago. At 67 years old I expected a tough climb. The last half mile I had to stop about seven times. As I was starting my descent I walked past about thirty kids and a few adults climbing up. My whole trip up and down was about three and a half hours. Looking forward to climbing brokeoff mountain this coming Thursday. This good weather won’t last much longer

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3 months ago

Took me 4 hours to complete, counting my little break I took on the lookout by the falls. Overall, the trail loop is very pretty, nicely shaded, and well cut, however, for about half of the west section of the loop it was terribly overgrown and not well marked. The lack of trail at one point and even less markings made me a little disoriented for the last quarter of the west side of the loop. But once I got through that by climbing logs and pushing/cutting a whole bunch of branches, the falls and the eastern part of the loop back made it all worth it:)
Bring bug spray, I was also being followed by a little cloud of gnats for a lot of the time

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3 months ago

Awesome trail. Worth the hike. I did this trail with my 2 year old on my back. The cascade falls is really amazing.

Beautiful hike. I went counter clockwise. Practically all downhill to the falls with a slight grade on the way back. The view of Feather Falls and the ravine is more than worth the hike.

3 months ago

Tough. Windy. Spectacular. Worth every step!

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3 months ago

This was my first solo hike! I've been wanting to say that I've hiked Mt. Lassen and now I can. However, it is HARD. I kept seeing reviews about how much harder and better Brokeoff Mountain is, so I went into falsely thinking that meant this trail was a lot easier. I was wrong! It was a gorgeous day and I got started about 10:30 am on a Sunday and didn't see anyone for over an hour on the trail. My legs burned, my chest burned, and it was a chilly 35º, and probably even just barely freezing at the top. I had to stop many times to catch my breath and give my legs a break. The views were magnificent, the sounds of nature were amazing, and being able to sit up on the true summit and breathe it all in was magical. I expected more wind based on reviews, but I got really lucky and the wind didn't pick up until on the way down. It was so clear that you could see all the way to Shasta, which is amazing after a summer full of fires. Steep, elevated, and cold, but breathtaking.

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3 months ago

Beautiful place, hiking through the meadow and seeing the various waterfalls. My son enjoyed it.

3 months ago

Loved the hike! It was hard but visually stimulating! Hard Ault my boyfriend and I are natives of Redding and this is our first time hiking it! What took us so long ???

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3 months ago

An awesome hike. Makes the legs burn. I started a little after 8am. Only a few other folks on the trail. On the way down around 10am there were lots of people coming up. It's a narrow trail. Windy. Great views.

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