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backpacking
11 hours ago

Scenic Hike. Gorgeous views at the top.

Very busy during the summer. Parking can be scarce and you can be waiting in choke point in the trail for a few minutes waiting for people to pass through.

Falls were beautiful and trails well maintained. It was fairly crowded so get there early for both parking reasons and quieter trails.

Great trail! Started hike at about 8am! Great amount of people on trail. About an hour up and hour back. After 9:30am, trail got really busy!

it was a great hike!!!! the trail was pretty busy even on a rainy April day. It was beautiful even on a cloudy rainy day!!!

If you like rush hour traffic on the trail, this is the one for you. Considering what the Pacific Northwest has to offer in this area, the trail itself was rather boring with little to no views the entire way up. The view at the top is pretty great and the color of the lake was neat, but be prepared to shuffle through tourists as well as locals and good luck getting a spot on the cliff to take in the view (which was basically 50+ people taking selfies). You're better off going the extra clip to the very top to get away from the crowds, but even then it was pretty busy. It was good to spend a nice day outside with the great weather, but won't be doing this trail again.

What a gorgeous hike! We encountered multiple waterfalls on our way up along with old growth trees and beautiful vegetation. The lake at the end is truly spectacular and well worth the climb. Loved hiking here today! Lots of people so be prepared to share the trail. More dogs than I have seen anywhere else so make sure your dog is friendly!
If you go hiking within the next few weeks make sure to wear waterproof shoes with crampons. It will make the hike that much better. The snow is melting, but most hikers noted the increased snowpack this year.
Have fun!

hiking
1 day ago

It was a little bit snowy at the top but that is totally to be expected at this time of year! Gorgeous hike and beautiful mountainside when you reach your destination. There is quite a bit of water so make sure to wear water resistant or water proof shoes if you don’t want to get wet! Super easy for dogs to navigate, not too hard on their paws although there is a section that’s mostly shale. Only downfall is it is popular so a lot of stopping and waiting for people. Highly recommend getting there early in the morning if you want to avoid the crowds.

hiking
1 day ago

A bit on the muddy side but by far the best hike I’ve been on.

Great Trail, Great View

was here the morning of 4/15/18, boot pack stopped less then a mile from the lake but with no snowshoes was too much with just poles. Will check it out again soon.

Quick drive from Seattle. The view is fantastic. Expect to see at least another twenty hikers at the lookout.

Be prepared for snow

7 days ago

Great hike lots snow last 10min hike.4/15/2018

hiking
7 days ago

Did this hike on 4-14-18. It rained the whole time, some of the trail was washed out but manageable. Tons of snow at the top which had me wishing I had brought my snowshoes. Overall a super beautiful hike, was surprised how many others braved the weather for it!

As of 4.14 the mountain loop highway was closed 10 miles out from hike.

Went in the rain. Super wet trail. Lots of creeks and rock hopping to cross. Still a lot of snow towards the top which could be a tad slippery with some sink holes. Beautiful hike nonetheless

Amazing! This is a must do. The experience is great. It can be a little rough once you reach the rocks, but the top is so totally worth it. Moderate is a great description of this trail, depending on conditioning, and can be challenging at spots for some. The top is worth it!!

hiking
11 days ago

Amazing views! So many falls! Not super hard or crazy, depending on your conditioning, but definitely worth it!

Not a bad little trail. My first ever Washington hike. Very nice!

Very clean and well kept trail! Lots of runners so be careful going around corners but all hikers and runners were very respectful!! Only went to the lower falls with my grandpa but will be returning to do the full hike!

Absolutely beautiful!

Very crowded. Nice hike.

Great sunrise hike or afternoon hike. Crowded.

Love love

Beautiful views on the way up and at the top. It was a little snowy towards the top and I fell a few times when hiking down but no serious injuries sustained! Lol. I’ll wear hiking boots next time. Easy, fun, beautiful hike.

Amazing view. Truly amazing. Hike was steep, but pretty. The destination is definitely worth going for.

It was sunny today, but there were a lot of people on this trail for a Monday. This is about as difficult as my family can handle for now. Great view at the top.

beautiful trails. quite the push to the upper falls. took the upper service road back down and ran into a black bear. definitely get the early for parking

trail was packed. quite the hike up on a hot day. nice views at the top.

Beautiful park with a lot of opportunity for quieter hiking. Mountain bikers frequent the trail, but are courteous and only hike one way! Quite a few open clearings if you push up towards the summit.

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