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trail running
1 day ago

Jog with my dog here a lot. They really need to put in more garbage bins, not just upgrade the old ones.

I led a group of 5 guys up this trail 1st weekend of July 2018. The Forest Service rd was blocked just past yellow aster butte trail head do we had to hike the 2 miles up the rd to the twin lakes trail head. The trail is well maintained but had a lot of snow right from twin lakes. At least 50% of the trail was covered in ice or snow so this became an over night trip. About a mile past twin lakes the snow fields become steep & icy. Route finding & mountaineering skills are needed to cross them and there were 2 or 3 avalanche chutes to navigate around. We made camp 500 below the summit on the only snow free flat patch we could find. Amazing views from camp. Sunday morning we made our way to the summit. Breathtaking views from the top. Bugs were not too bad.
If you’re doing this trail when snow levels are down to twin lakes, you WILL need ice axes & crampons. We wouldn’t have made it without them.

Great Hike for kids.

hiking
7 days ago

hard but amazing views and definitely its worth it!

9 days ago

If your looking for something really easy this ones for you!

It’s nice cause it’s really shady, and right beside the bustling river

The Fall is a bit small but a waterfall none the less

I went it early July and it was still really muddy

Keep your dogs on leash at the top of the falls, mine went to the top and she slipped and slid all the way down... luckily she didn’t get hurt

If your looking for a nice easy hike this ones for you

But if your looking for something more challenging you will want to look at other trials in the area

Gorgeous views, but very steep at times. Only recommended for the sure-footed.

Nice hike. Detoured to Cascades Falls and then to the other three falls and Mountain Lake. Lots of trails to connect to and go as far/long as you want to. Two lakes and four falls in less than 2 hours - totally worth it.

hiking
12 days ago

Beautiful trail, great stop offs and candid moments. The top is silencing and you’ll wish you had a picnic dinner with you to enjoy it. Just stunning!

road is damaged, blocked off near Tomyhoi lake trailhead. About a 8-9 mile hike just to get to the trail head and the lakes, and the trail head is closed indefinitely due to damage and no funding. Thanks white house!

Heavy heavy snow at the top and the lakes are still frozen over.

hiking
15 days ago

Great hike, gorgeous views. Reasonably crowded for a Saturday. There’s another lake you can venture off to on your way down. Took about 4.5 hours, with a break at the top and detour to the other lake.

walking
15 days ago

Let’s be honest, this is a nature walk, not a hike but the waterfall reward makes it worth checking out for the veteran hikers. Parking was hard to come by on this holiday Monday and the trail was quite busy. There were loads of people in flip flops and although the trail was very muddy, they did just fine. The falls themselves are pretty but way too many people for my liking to visit on a weekend. I’ll stick to the more challenging hikes to thin out the herd.

hiking
15 days ago

access is not the same as shown on this map the entrance off the road has been moved due to private land owner complaints. You have to take the road all the way up to the Gate and Switch trail and enter in that way or there is the Last Call to Dog Patch trail which should not add too much length as long as you know you have to go this way ahead of time.

16 days ago

short good hike. I like to start from Oxford st rather than Shaughnessy st.

hiking
20 days ago

Beautiful Hike on a beautiful island!

Started this hike at the base, Excellent hike to get ready for my three months of wandering around the PNW. Great hike with two spectacular views of the Sammish Bay. There is little to no water in the trail so be prepared. Lots of switchbacks and footling changing going on in the upper part of the trail. Moderate is a good rating because of the elevation gains from the start and intermittently in the trail. There was logging going on in the area so it wasn’t always quiet on this hike. Enjoyed this trail either way.

walking
23 days ago

Nice river access for dogs. A little muddy. Easily accessible. Can be crowded on a weekend.

hiking
23 days ago

Perfect year-round hike on a well maintained trail!

Not bad, but super steep. Not recommend for small kids or elderly.

pretty good incline for first 1.5 miles. beautiful overlook and pretty lakes to walk around.

Road not open yet to cars past upper parking lot, (about last 3 miles) lake Ann trailhead still had decent amount of snow.
Bagley Lakes starting to become visible.

walking
29 days ago

Beautiful falls, only takes about 45 minutes to walk there (at a decent pace). Super easy, more of a walk than a hike.
Perfect outing for young families too, if you want to get out and enjoy nature without going overboard and having to carry your child half the way.
We went yesterday when it was quite hot out so it was perfect to cool off in the water once we reached the falls.

This is an absolutely beautiful, short, family friendly hike. The trail is unmarked and fairly small at the opening, but it is quite clear and was easy to find the correct path to the waterfall. The area is also use for lots of mountain biking so there are multiple other trail options though from the sound of rushing water it was clear which direction we needed to go. As you reach the top of the Falls area there's a trail that leads down below that would be rated as moderate. It is fairly steep with sliding sand, but completely manageable. The Falls were absolutely gorgeous and very much worth the short hike in!! At the bottom of the large falls there is quite a large pool and it turns into a smaller flow below that is easily cross to the other side. lots of places to cool down if the spray from the waterfall isn't enough!

Directions: Highways 542 and 9 in Deming. Proceed another 2.3 miles east on Highway 542 to Mosquito Lake Road and turn right. In just under a mile, after crossing the Nooksack River, turn left on North Fork Road. Drive this route for 4 1/4 miles to the bridge over Racehorse Creek. Continue another half mile to the top of the hill and park where the road bends to the left. Find the unmarked but obvious trail here. (directions from waterfallsnorthwest.com)

1 month ago

Pretty nice and easy trail. Encountered a black bear about halfway through the way back and it seemed used to being on the trail.

Great hike! Starting from the day use area, you have the option to connect to the Cascade Falls trail, which offers a couple waterfalls and adds a little bit more distance. Lots of great views throughout.

Not just a view of the lake, but lots of trees and wildlife. I did the lake loop and the lagoon together. It took about 1 1/2 hours

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked from the Sammish Overlook at 11:30 the Sunday before Memorial Day. Parking of course was crowded but was blessed with a center parking spot. The trail was in excellent condition and praises to all the canine owners (a lot of dogs) the trail was spotless and I loved seeing all the different types.
AWESOME trail, AWESOME people, AWESOME view!!!

1 month ago

It’s nice and easy walk. It’s hard to believe this pristine water fall is located just backyard of residential area. I live in the area for over 25 years and lately it became too popular and seemed it has lost its tranquility.

on Oyster Dome Trail

1 month ago

hard but it's worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Extremely great marine views on top . . Trail is in great shape. Moderate trail . .500 ft per mile . . Great for kids, etc. Fun family outing . . Great for out of town guests . . Hard to beat the view on a clear day.

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