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11 days ago

This is more difficult than it looks on paper. Only 2500’ but requires a lot of focus on your feet with all the rocks. Zero bugs and 72 degrees, absolutely perfect. Still plenty of water for your pooch, but beware of the cute Pica - they are endangered so don’t let your dog chase them.

Allow lots of time for pictures and videos. Arrived at 8:30 am on a Thursday and already a dozen cars in the lot.

Road is chip seal so easy driving - parking lot is paved. No outhouse.

backpacking
12 days ago

Breathtaking views, I'll never forget!!

hiking
14 days ago

A great hike. Absolutely worth the panoramic views you get! We completed the hike in around 6 and half hr with lot of breaks for taking pictures and lunch at the lake. Pro tip: Start early so you get more time to spend at the lake :)

I thought I had reviewed already! great training hike going through some great changes! may become part of the Galbraith trail network! Lots of work being done on this trail!

this trail is in my neighborhood and l do it on a regular basis. Now is undergoing a great change. It looks like is going to be also part of a mountain bike trail! we're very close to the Galbraith trail network. So excited!

Did the Heliotrope Ridge trail hike. After hiking for about two mile, there will be a fork. From there, we took the climbers route as we dint wanted to cross the third water creek in the heliotrope trail ahead. The climbers route gets steeper, but we got the best views of the glacier and Mt. Baker. It is not that strenuous. It is dog friendly. There were also a lot of families with kids. We also got a glimpse of few wild flowers. And the best part was there was no annoyance of bugs.
Overall, quite an amazing hike, though its mostly uphill, its not that exhausting. Through out the hike, there were trees with different kinds of berries to keep us hydrated!!

hiking
18 days ago

We hiked from the Lake Ann trailhead to the lake and then took the offshoot trail to the Lower Curtis Glacier. Adding the extra bit was an extra mile or so each way, and took us 2 extra hours, by my estimate. The glacier trail was easy to follow for the first 2/3, but then became more of a scramble over rocks and boulders on questionable trail to get to the actual glacier. Worth it, but a LOT of work.

make sure to have a good meal and bring a snack. I didn't have enough to eat that day and I almost didn't make it to the top last year. but it is a great hike. :)

Easy walk (I wouldn’t call it a hike). Great views, got to see some sea otters and some birds. Easy for all levels. Make sure to arrive early to get a parking spot

hiking
21 days ago

Beautiful views at the end of this hike. Stick to the Climbers Route when you come to the fork. We decided to take the Glacier route. It ends up being it's own ending. We decided not to let that stop us & crossed the little river I climbed up & then back over to the ridge via the campsite. Not recommended but I feel it was worth it! There was still a bit of snow after the ridge, luckily our route took us around it so we ski'd down it rather than climbed up it.

I agree with the previous reviews. Poorly marked after the 3/4 (lighthouse)mark. Turn around there and go back the way you came. Pretty scenery and views.

Dont take all loop, you lost your way. I recommend you to go through the lighthouse point loop.

Beautiful day no clouds or smoke! A good strenuous hike the last big creek was a challenge to cross but the views are spectacular.

Nice little trail for hiking, and running. Very beautiful. Would be a pretty nice for mountain biking but they are not aloud.

this trail remains in great shape! try to go early as parking is limited to about 4 cars. the views of the San Juans are amazing!

hiking
29 days ago

Great trail, lots of switch backs, beautiful surroundings with the blanket of ferns amongst majestic trees. The view of the city and bay from the west side is stunning and there’s also a view of Mt. Baker on the southeast side. We will return

Nice hike and views for 3/4 of trail. The last 1/4 the trail disappeared and was very difficult to find a way out. This app helped! Next time I would do 3/4 to the point and backtrack.

Really great trail that doesn't take all day. Perfect level for people just strarting to hike and arent in perfect shape. The entire trail is in the shade and is just beautiful. Takes just over an hour walking.

Great little hike. Nice views of the bridge. We had read the previous reviews and did not attempt to hike around the perimeter. For families, you still need to watch little hikers near a few points along the edges.

Beautiful casual hike but I don’t recommend trying to loop it. Next time we’ll stay on the main trail and hike it as an out and back. Everyone is right. It’s a poorly marked trail and can be frustrating if trying to loop.
Still worth it though!

hiking
1 month ago

A very easy day hike, or stay over. It's worth walking over to Lower Curtis Glacier, though it's a bit more difficult and some rock scramble. Swim in the icey Lake on a hot day. Very refreshing.

Hiked this on Aug 10. I would say it's an easy hike until you hit the boss creek towards the end. Took some courage to cross. Use water shoes and hiking poles to cross or hike up to the top of the creek and then cross. Once pass the fall, 10 min later you will see the amazing glacier. Be careful of loose rocks, that's the hard part of the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Great experience... Black bear encounter 1/4 mi into the trail... loud rustle in the bushes above us 2 hikers... Bear looked straight at us for a second, veered away above trail...adrenaline pumping.

4th water crossing around noon time challenging... water very loud, fast, and good downward angle.

Beautiful hike. Accessible for our 6 and 4 y.o. boys. Our only regret was that the pond is not accessible from the trail.

Stunning views around every corner! My sister and I hiked on a foggy day which made for some amazing photos. The mountain run off made waterfalls all along the way. Towards the top, the wildflowers were popping out everywhere! It was gorgeous! Bring water proof shoes to cross the rapid streams! Trekking poles are also helpful.

Beautiful great views of Roosevelt glacier
Be prepared to get your feet wet

Pretty decent trail. I did the upper trail and it was a good incline most of the way. I wish the view at the top showed a little more, probably wouldn't be worth it if it wasn't a completely clear day. But I still enjoyed it!

This hike has it all. Ice melt Rivers to cross, glaciers to see, and unreal views of the Cascades and Mt Baker. I highly recommend this one and will be hiking it again very soon!

absolutely gorgeous! very peaceful. heads up that people break into cars here... we saw evidence of that today. :(

Great Hike Fun crossing the creeks.
Saw a few Marmots

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