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Awesome hike! We saw 7 deer, 2 owls, 1 turkey and 2 rattle snakes!!! We almost stepped on the first one on the trail, so watch your step and be watchful at dusk!! Beautiful,quiet, and fun hike!!!!

scenic driving
2 days ago

Do not miss this overlook!

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful views. a little more of a challenge to do when it's 105 degrees outside. I recommend going when it's less than 100. more worth than soap lake.

hiking
4 days ago

This was my 2nd time making this loop, and it didn’t disappoint. We had cloud cover for most of the hike, which helped with potential heat. The smoke hadn’t rolled in yet so we had great views. Clean, well-marked trail, lots of off-shoots for fun views, and a great pay-off at the end. Make sure you look back to the range off the other side, and also take a left and scramble out the point for spectacular full views off the summit.

Very beautiful views around the top loop and is a decent place to stop if you have kids for lunch. I didn't see any large animals but did notice deer and bear scat. The left trail entrance has more sun exposure than the right trailhead entrance so if you are going in the heat of the day the right side would be better. It's a steady incline all the way up and steady decline down. It's safe for kids; no drop offs and my 4 year old did it with ease. There's no bathrooms but a portable restroom at trailhead.

Nice hike
Lots of bees near the water on the west side of the trail

Great hike and beautiful! Pretty easy and mostly flat.

Drove two hours, and let me tell you it was worth it!

Phenomenal views...great climb but not overly strenuous...surrounded by mountains with different views along the way. Lake views and waterfalls too. 4 hr trip including a lunch break...cool at the top...long sleeve or a light jacket recommended. $5 fee if you want to park at the trailhead.

hiking
7 days ago

Awesome trail

hiking
8 days ago

Great easy hike. Lake is awesome. Worth the time to go see it.

Please please please be careful if you hike off-road here. We have had way too many casualties here in the last few years from people swimming next to the falls or getting too close to cliffs. Bringing dogs or small children is not a good idea because the trail is so steep in some spots.

All of that said, the best time to come is Spring because the falls are still full, and the hikes are gorgeous. I do three different locations: hike out to where you can stand above the falls, hike along the walls of the canyon, and hike down to the water. The trail down to the water is very worn. It gets extremely hot here, so multiple water bottles is a must. Also, parking is by check or cash only unless you have a Discover pass.

The bugs were insane. Little guy got tired and we were tired of swatting the mosquitos so we did not complete the loop. Will definitely try again when it’s cooler and we can wear more layers.

on Twisp Pass Trail

10 days ago

Hiked in September 2016. Gorgeous fall colors in the trees. Arrived late in the afternoon, allowing only a couple miles hike before nightfall. we camped by the first Creek crossing. next day it was at least 4 more miles to Twisp Pass. amazing views all around, and we descended into North Cascades NP to Dagger Lake. Great camp sites on northern edge of lake but were occupied, so we camped in the stock camp a tenth of a mile from the lake. Beautiful views from Dagger Lake and the bugs weren't bad. definitely will attempt again. Well worth the 12 mile(ish) round-trip.

hiking
10 days ago

Started at 2 pm in 90+ degree heat. No snow. We hiked counterclockwise and enjoyed the anticipation and continually bettering views. Blew me outta the water. Only complaint were all the horseflies.

We hiked this on Aug 3rd 2018, a group of 7, Gorgeous day, great weather, and after reading the reviews took advice about bug spray and had zero issues. Definitely a must if you are in the Leavenworth area and want to go on a hike. Incline was just enough for our non hiking friends that joined us to still have a good time. My gps read 10.3 round trip, but we hiked to the big rock on lake and had lunch.

Really enjoyed this hike. There was a lot of smoke from the fires, but down by the falls was clear.

on Lake Stuart Trail

hiking
13 days ago

Arrived by 7:30 and main lot full, parking 1/4 mile away. Trail had steady traffic until split with Colchuck (2.2 Miles). From Colchuck / Stuart split To Lake Stuart did see another person until 1/4 mile before Lake Stuart. Lots of people going to Colchuck. Bugs were minimal. First 2.2 Miles of trail to Stuart/Colchuck split is steady incline, next .mile is pretty flat with awesome picture once you get to open meadow. Next .6 miles incline, last .6 Miles incline and flat. Walk around the lake (heavy trees and vegetation) to locate a nice rock to sit on for lunch. About 4::15 total trail time (with a few breaks). Recommend this trail to practice before you try Colchuck.

awesome hike, beautiful views, not very challenging. i will do this hike again

Did this hike yesterday. All downed trees have been cleared. Nice easy hike. The falls are incredible. Perfect time of year for this hike.

amazing views! took the shortcut 3/4 the way to the top and ended about 3.5 miles round trip. a little dusty on the way back and exposed, but majority of the hike is covered pines and other foliage.

hiking
14 days ago

Nice hike two days to do the loop. Easy crossing at river, trail a bit overgrown on the Idaho side. A few trees down but no big deal. Water in good shape at about the 5700 ft level coming up from the river. Also a last camp soon on the right next to the river at about 5500 or so. Dry up on the ridge. Water is pretty much dry at the corner to shed roof divide trail. A few birds, grouse, dried bear scat on trail. Two other groups on route I saw. HOT!!! would like to go back in cooler weather and bluer Skys. Nice trail!!

Hiked this beautiful loop on June 18th and it was stunning, very snow covered, and easy to potentially lose the trail at times. Didnt need/use crampons but if you have them I would recommend bringing them. Saw a porquipine who was not shy at all!

hiking
15 days ago

Did this hike with a friend and it was a gorgeous hike. It’s a gradual incline up the mountain and you can cool off in the lake above. We saw lots of lovely wildflowers, small forest animals, and cutthroat fish jumping for insects. This hike is definitely one to check off your list if you’re partial to the Alpine Wilderness.

A must stop 'overlook'. We were the only ones around on a Monday night so that helped.

Did this hike on 7/29/18. definitely need hiking poles for this one. The views from this trail are absolutely breathtaking. It does live up to the hype; however, I found certain sections of this trail rather difficult. It gets very narrow with steep inclines/declines and loose rocks, with nothing but deep valley right next to the trail. I did this for my second ever hike, so my experience level might have something to do with it. we went counter clockwise and the incline was very gradual. Encountered some snow, bugs were buzzing in my ear pretty much the whole time outside of the Forrest area, and some hikers reported seeing a black bear not too far off the trail. With generous breaks for taking pictures, flying a drone, and eating/resting, we completed the loop in 6h30m. Lot was pretty full when we got there at 11am. Absolutely gorgeous views, and definitely very glad to have done it!

I have done this trail multiple times, but I admit that the first time I was somewhat let down by the waterfall you experience about 1/2 of the way through, as it was more a cascade than a admirable falls. That being said, this trail is very pleasant, and long, but for the most part is accessible by a variety of walkers/hikers/runners. There are some switchback climbs in the middle part, so if one is fatigued already, this might present a challenge, but an advantage is that this trail is mostly shaded, and fallows a creek for the first (or last 1/3) , depending on where you start. This trail can be deceptive, as its accessibility can disguise how long it takes to complete it. A friend and I ended up doing the last 1/3 of the gradual descent in the dark in Oct of 2016, as we mis judged the level of daylight we had. Another thing to watch for is the beginning area is surrounded by swampy wetlands, and your feet may become quite wet trying to traverse it, even on marked trails. Overall, a great family hike, easily accessible by car.

17 days ago

fun hike with great river views. Alot of diffrent paths to take.

Beautiful Lake! Loved this trail! Arrived at trail head by 8 A.M. and no parking left! Trail is SO busy! Some bugs but very little compared to other trails.

on Rainy Lake Trail

18 days ago

Easy nice trail to enjoy with non hiking family members on a drive though the cascades.

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