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Road in wasn't bad, and could handle my tiny Hyundai Accent perfectly. I assume it isn't always that way, but there wasn't any snow and pot holes were easy to navigate. As for the trail, not slippery or icy for my trip. Some downed trees, but a hop over, and you're hiking again.The falls were well worth it, as well as the view you got of everything else at the top.

Awesome family trail. Have hiked it several times. Beautiful views of mountains and river. Mosquitoes are a pain when in season.

Trail was in good winter condition. A little muddy in some spots, but nothing that couldn't easily be navigated. It was fairly icy for the last 1/3rd of a mile or so, especially on the steps and wooden walkways.

This was the hardest hike I have ever done (hiking around a year only 2nd trail ever in Cascades). extremely steep. the rocks you have to climb were covered in and ice making it super difficult. the waterfall was amazing to see and the tree was very cool. the stairs were also very icy. Be advised you basically climb up the waterfall/streams lots of rocks!

it is definitely worth the effort especially in the winter time. The snow is beautiful

Great little hike. Yak tracks advised towards the top.

It's a Moderate hike I'd say. the out houses were locked when we got there so that was kinda cruddy. Hike wasn't the most beautiful, in my opinion. Although, the closer you get to the falls, the more scenic the trail becomes and the waterfall itself was pretty stellar. Trail is a little narrow in some areas. Pretty rocky towards the top, so just be careful during the winter or simply when its wet.

Really lovely stroll/walk. Recommend to head to the right at the trail head. You approach the veiws from a better angle.

Nice hike. Snow/slush on trail. Gorgeous views of snow covered trees.

I’ve done this hike so many times now. It will probably always be my favorite! It’s great for those who are new to hiking, or haven’t in a long while getting back into it. It had a nice steady incline until you reach the last stretch of stairs. The views are amazing!

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2 months ago

Easy to get into, road was a little rocky getting to the trail head but not terrible. Great views begin about an hour into the hike. Gradual incline on a pretty smooth dirt path for the most part, which was really nice, but definitely gives you a good workout. Took us about 2 hours to make it to the top where we had a great sunrise view of Wenatchee, Mt. Rainier, Cashmere, and the cascades. We did a sunrise hike so it was a little chilly but once we got moving we started to remove layers. The walk down took us an hour to get down. My phone said we walked about 6.6 miles, but it could've been wrong.

Nice quick day hike. Go early to avoid crowds.

Close to town. Good views and easy parking.

11/3/18

Great trail, packed dirt most of the way. Steep enough to get a workout, but not too much. Beautiful Ponderosa pines!

Perfect and easy little hike!

Exactly what we expected, easy hike. Our favorite parts were the lower river crossing and Cedar Swamp.

Great hike. The trail had a good amount of people when I went and was in good condition. Pretty easy to follow. There is definitely some good gain most of the way, so you'll get a nice thigh/butt work out! I enjoyed walking on the ridge at the top to the opening at the end and being able to see the town and mountains all around you. You could definitely see the falls colors in the mountains scattered here and there.

Great hike. Views are spectacular

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2 months ago

Beautiful autumn foliage along the trail. The trail is in good shape. Signs of the previous fire everywhere. Nice view of Leavenworth on the top.
It's still quite hot in the afternoon when the sun is hitting directly. Not much shade.

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2 months ago

Great Hike, beware of ticks, we hiked with our two dogs and we had several ticks on us and pulled 9 of them off of our dogs. Great hike with some pretty steep parts, may be a little bit harder than moderate for some, but worth it.

Easy trail, obviously scenic, waterfall is beautiful ... just wish I had more time to spend here. So amazing ... and it’s close to the city.

I've been on a lot of hikes in the area and have always seen the falls from a far, so beautiful close up, totally worth it. i do recommend continuing the hike to the lake, but maybe not with small kids. I'd say the falls is a great hike with kids.

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3 months ago

This hike should have an easy rating. It's pretty flat but what scenery! We took the right fork in the trail and hiked to the waterfall and back. We then took the left fork and made our way down to the river. This hike was a great change of pace from what we see in the mountains. I'd like to try it again in the spring when the grass and flowers are out.

Did this hike in a full day in the middle of October. The fall colors made the landscape even more breathtaking. We went first to Colchuck Lake and it seemed the best way to go for this trek. We started the hike at 8:50 and came back to the car at 18hs (given that we spent about one whole hour just enjoying the view at Colchuck Lake). If you like to take pictures, I would advise to check the time the sun sets behind the mountains so you ensure your great shots at both lakes.

Beautiful fall day and a great trail. It was easy to see why earlier reviews said there was a lot of overgrowth but because of this time of year it was really easy going. We hiked a little over 7 miles and had a wonderful day. This will be a great trail to snowshoe into.

Great hike! I clocked in 8 miles with 2400 ft in gain. Great views at iron peak, will do again sometime!
Went on a beautiful October Saturday, only ran into three groups, 2 groups of 2 & a group of 7. It never felt crowded though. Road was fine for an vehicle. Lots of washboard made for a bumpy ride! My sedan made it up NO problem.

Wonderful meandering walk I would call it. It was well worn and had some nice views. Saw a lot of nice people out for a stroll. I had packed a lunch for my little buddy and I so we stopped at the concrete wall viewpoint and enjoyed the views with a glass of wine

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3 months ago

The trailhead had a sign saying the trail is closed from Oct. 14 to Mar. 21. Great trail with awesome views. Logging was taking place between Glacier Peak and Sauer's summit, so just a tad of bush whacking was needed to go around that. Would love to do it again and go farther North to the other peaks beyond Sauer.

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3 months ago

Beautiful day, nicely marked trail. Pretty Fall colors. Fabulous rock carvings from icicle creek. WTA directions lead us right to the trail. Took me just under 2 hours. 4.5miles. Then back to Leavenworth for cider and brats!

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