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This was a fun hike even with all of the snow in mid-January. The trail was extremely well marked and has been the easiest to follow so far (10 hikes in). There isn't much of a view but if you are looking for a nice hike through the woods, this is the place. I was the only one out here on a Monday and didn't see anyone except in the parking lot. Definitely a fun one to do again.

Pretty area but the trail was difficult to follow due to multiple branches. Good parking at the trail head. Was close to town, so a nice alternative to the busier trails.

Was not impressed, it was very muddy. No views and dog poop everywhere

December - Early Winter, Light Snow

This trail makes for a decent scenic little loop through a densely forested area.

There isn’t much to see on this trail unfortunately. The forest is healthy, and there is some solitude to be found this time of year, but with a poor view of the lake and no notable fauna, there isn’t anything to make it stand out.

The trail is very flat and accessible. Though, due to recent weather and high activity there was a lot of ice on the trail. Would recommend bringing some extra traction in the winter.

We only hiked the trail, but it seems like it would make for a good running or mountain biking trail. I also saw a sign that says horses are allowed.

Like I say for all these types of trails, not something to go out of the way for, but a good place to go if you live near by.

Good hike with some elevation. Hike to the river is a bit lackluster but still a decent hike.

Not much of a trail for part and then no trail for the other half. Definitely don’t bring kids as they can easily slide off the very narrow trail if it is slick. It seems like most of the area for hiking is actually a frisbee golf course.

Was a fun hike in the snow! The trail color coordination wasn't easy to understand, but it was still a beautiful hike. FYI the trail that runs by the river at the bottom is PURPLE color. Enjoy the hike! :)

Nice winter hike along a creek.

great hike with quarter mile markers to encourage the kids along.

Love this hike. A low line mellow stroll through beautiful pines. Not a great view of Hayden Lake, but easy enough of a hike for my 2 year old.

This walk started out with great trail markings but somehow got confusing. The blue trail crossed a street then the trail seemed to diminish. I turned around and followed orange and ended up at a private driveway.... then had to bushwhack to get back to the parking lot. not my best adventure

Other than dodging the horse droppings it was a good 1 hour hike

Good little trail for walking the dog.

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3 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike the history made it even more enjoyable, the scenery was fantastic

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3 months ago

Good hike. Nice views of the river and the leaves changing colors.

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3 months ago

Great hike. Not too strenuous. Some people have done an awesome job of trail maintenance. We saw one person at the trailhead and no one after that mid Saturday morning. Great views. Only downside is we got off trail (wrong trail) but more our fault than anything g. Pretty well marked overall. . Great views of mineral ridge and the surrounding lakes. Didn’t see any wildlife but cool hike never the less. Will definitely do again.

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3 months ago

I did this trail with my dog last weekend. It is one of the most beautiful trails in the area...very esthetically pleasing. It isn't a difficult trail and would be great "date" trail or reasonable for bringing the kids. It has rich history as well. The overall area is well cared for. You would also be able to get grandma to certain areas as it starts out paved and then it is reasonable level in the beginning, so enough to allow someone with limited mobility to enjoy the scenery, fresh air, and piece of history.

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3 months ago

Beautiful trail, gorgeous small waterfalls. We picked a perfect fall day! So many colors! Not hard at all, just a couple short steep areas.

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3 months ago

Took this hike on Labor Day Weekend. Beautiful! Loved the all of the waterfalls.

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3 months ago

Beautiful trail with the sound of the stream always nearby. Not being in good shape, the uphill was hard for me. I had my 12 yr. old daughter with me who had no problem. Once we arrived at the overlook, we wished we could have seen the tunnel up close. But there was no trail to the tunnel. Some people must have gone beyond the fence and made their way down to the tunnel, but probably not supposed to. We saw a few people on the trail; 15-20.

fun hike. beautiful tree stands.
lunch in the snow on top

Fun trail to explore with kids (age 7, 5, and 1).

Wonderful trail. I would highly recommend reading “The Big Burn” before you go. It gives a history of the fire that made this trail famous. It also gives a perspective of how tough those fire fighters were and what strong leadership Ed Pulaski and others provided in saving so many lives. Great hike for kids to learn about an important story of conversation and the formation of the US Forest Service.

Great easy loop. You can do both hikes from one parking lot. Don’t expect too much but it’s a nice spot to get out of town and into nature! Follow all our adventure on Instagram @themicrotourists!

Well maintained with mile markers every quarter mile and interpretive signs along the trail

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4 months ago

Great trail with historic informative along the way
Recommend starting early as parking spaces are limited....loved the bridges, the creek, little waterfalls, scenery and nature
Recommend this trail to anyone

Beautiful and easy walk. so many trees plenty of resting areas.

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4 months ago

Just a bit confusing at the beginning as the trails split off in several areas. If you take a minute to review the trail on the map before you go, you should be fine. Nice meadows but no amazing overlooks. About half way up Yellowstone the road changes to gravel, but not an issue for a little FWD car.

4 months ago

A lovely hike. It is a moderate trail, all up hill but not horrible. You follow a beautiful creek to the top, pretty little waterfalls along the way. You can hike off the trail to see the actual tunnel, great area history. If you are into geocaching there are 10 along the way, but look at the clues before going, service is spotty.

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4 months ago

Beautiful trail with the creek running along it. Historical markers are interesting and it climbs a moderate amount to the top. The tunnel is down steep hill so be careful. Hard to believe they got horses in that tunnel! I have hiked this trail 3 times now and it's one of my favorites that I do whenever in Wallace.

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