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hiking
20 hours 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.

hiking
6 days 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

hiking
9 days 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.

hiking
17 days 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!

The fall colors really made this hike so lovely. Trail is easy to find and well maintained. Beautiful views of Leavenworth as you climb. Very enjoyable hike.

hiking
20 days ago

A bit challenging for me (but I’m out of shape!) beautiful views up top. Fall colors made it special. I would like to do this hike again next year when I’m back in town.

Close in town, but in an hour or two of walking, you are surrounded by beautiful views in the feel of the wilderness. Loved it.

I am reading the reviews and kinda shocked that people think this is easy or boring! We did this hike in the rain today with two five year olds, two eleven year olds and three adults! I did 20 pound in my backpack and wore new boots (perfect hike to test them out)! The start of the trail is quite but starts gaining gradually and once you hit the switch back it’s a good climb! Lots of rocks to move over, streams, stairs (lots) and an awesome reward up at the end! We sat and enjoyed lunch at the falls and after made it down rather quickly! We intend to go back and make it up to the lake! I suggest this hike as it’s at the top of my list now but kids need more assistance with the larger rocks we had to climb! Over all I loved this hike & a great workout!!

hiking
23 days ago

the only reason I don't give this 5 stars is because you must pass through someone's backyard in order to start the trail, that makes it a little bit confusing but the trail is absolutely amazing. a little bit difficult for those who might not be used to hiking on a regular basis but the views are spectacular as stated in many of the reviews.

birding
23 days ago

Interesting terrain that changes elevation regularly. A lot of burned trees, some young trees. Beautiful fall colors. But, many unnecessary switchbacks, felt like a goat trail. Good news...Pretty streams along much of the way, and not crowded at all on a Friday. Definitely moderate hiking but not as satisfying at the end as Stuart Lake— construction on the dam wrecks the view. Probably not on my list to do again.

Beautiful!

walking
26 days ago

We wanted a fairly easy trail with a lot of beauty and this was perfect. Many bridges, water, etc... To see. We brought sandwiches and sat on rocks right by the river and enjoyed lunch. Great hike for people of all ages.

hiking
29 days ago

Very nice trail. Nice walk after breakfast not to many bugs.

hiking
30 days ago

Easy hike, beautiful views of the water along the trip! Definitely recommend.

trail running
30 days ago

Beautiful views throughout. This loop is slightly less than 4 miles. Not sure how they're measuring 4.5. Trail is in awesome shape.

You should do Colchuck Lake first because its much steeper (and much prettier) than Stuart Lake. Also, the actual distance of covering both lakes is at least 12 miles.

This loop is beautiful! We got some many great fall pictures! It’s a really easy hike but the river and trees surround you are great! Worth the time! Follow all our adventures on Instagram @themicrotourists.

It does not have a stunning scenery but it was very peaceful easy walking along the pathway and sitting on the big rocks and looking down the lake from it and it was the most peaceful moment ever and also so good for meditation :) It’s the best part of this hiking! It’s probably good for fall and easy hiking!

trail running
1 month ago

Nice clean and well kept trail. Great views

Great view at the end because before you are surrounded by trees.

It’s okay, trail is pretty boring but steady until the last bit of climb. Falls are lovely.

Fantastic family hike. We loved that it was a loop trail instead of the typical out and back that most hikes are. We recommend that you take the trail clockwise, especially if you are taking kids. Clockwise seems to have more upfront things to look at, while counterclockwise starts out with about a mile of forest views that are serene, but not as engaging as the falls and rapids you get going clockwise. Overall a truly enjoyable outing for our whole family.

hiking
1 month ago

This has to be one of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever done! We did Stuart and colchuck in the same day. It was 12.5 miles total. Took about 8 hours with an hour stop to enjoy the views

Challenging but did not think the view was worth it. A lot of the locals around Leavenworth use this trail as a quick workout.

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