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hiking
2 hours ago

Very steep hike so I recommend using poles. The view at the top is great. If you don’t like climbing hills I would not recommend (definitely going to feel this one the next few days!). The view at the top is amazing. Back down we mostly ran with a few falls here and there, but it was very fun.

I went two days ago with some friends. The hike was great! It was a little muddy, but nothing too bad.

took my cousin and daughter here a couple years back during a pretty nasty storm, excellent climb up, exhilarating summit!

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blowdown
muddy
washed out
1 day ago

great trail lots of water crossings, some fairly deep full height hiking boots, but some great views and sounds of the river rushing by.

hiking
rocky
1 day ago

Started with light rain. Trail has many spots that could use water bars. Lots of water on the trail. Bring your waterproof boots. No snow from TH to Lower Lena. Light traffic. Bring oxygen mask and TP if you use the TH bathrooms. Ugh!

Unreal. Easy access, fun hike. Feels like summer in mid January.

Nice hike in mostly flat terrain except for the beginning and the end. The river is gorgeous and there are some down trees but you can get around them.

hiking
4 days ago

Awesome view. Definitely worth the steep climb and ropes to get to the top.

lovely hike. no snow yet. lots of little waterfalls. the most gorgeous section is right after the Notch Pass junction. the path comes down beside the river.

hiking
7 days ago

Fairly steep route (1,000 feet gain/mile) but the trail's in good shape and well-groomed. A couple of trees down that little ones will need help getting over.

Crowded with fitness hikers, families and folks w/ dogs.

Met one hardy soul who was starting his third lap of the day(!).

hiking
7 days ago

great hike. beautiful day. clear views from the top. reccomend hiking poles at least for the trip down.

No snow, no ice. it almost felt like spring. some water on the trail, but nothing anyone can't manage.

Follow the written directions to the trailhead. The directions using coordinates on app take you to the wrong place. Great hike, fairly easy. It’d be a great hike on a hot day since most of trail was in shade. The drive up wasn’t too bad, some potholes with partial paved road.

Attempted upper lena today. The snow line started around the first creek crossing and we were postholing for a while and decided to turn around.

I’ve hiked this trail several times throughout the year. The trail is in good condition and easy to follow. There are a few inches of snow at the top but it’s still safe to scramble the shoulder for the view.

Avoid the upper goat path. I is thick enough to be a hazard but to thin to work with just under 1/4”. Fall protection gear is highly recommended. For above the continuation.

Hiked January 8, 2019

Nice variety of terrain, from tall covered forests to ledges and open crossings. Peak has great 360 views of Lake Chushman and Sound.

hiking
10 days ago

trail is in good condition, took the dog for our daily 10 mile hike

Incredible all around

This is a beautiful trail, however we only made it 3 miles round trip since our 3-year-old prefers to hike himself, so it was slow going. We knew going into this we wouldn’t complete it, but we were hoping to reach the bridge, but we did not. This trail is marked as kid friendly, but I’m not sure I 100% agree. Maybe for older kids ages 6+. It’s a longer hike for kids, plus the trail has some steep hills on the side.

Overall, it looks like a great hike, I will update my review when I do it without the kids.

Nice hike. Good if you want something that’s not too difficult. Winter so it wasn’t to busy but even still on our way back down we saw many people on their way up. Beautiful views of waterfalls and the lake is lovely. Only specs of snow at the moment.

Loved this hike. It tested not only my physical strength but also mental strength. beautiful views and worth the rope climb to the top!

took the dog on a rainy day hike, trail was as reviewed moderate but mostly easy except for the rain made some spots tricky even with trekking poles.

walking
17 days ago

Be prepared to get wet if you go in the winter! The falls were incredible. It was a very easy hike and took us about an hour to get there, take in the falls and relax a bit, and get back to our car. Some tourists in running shoes and umbrellas managed it just fine, too!

hiking
18 days ago

What a gorgeous hike. I hiked this on December 24th and you begin in a lush forest even during winter, there is a lot of green and a lot of huge trees. I didn’t encounter any snow but there was snow present on slopes further up past the trail. It definitely deserves the hard rating if hiked all the way to the top. If stopping at the first viewpoint it may be a moderate. There is a lot of elevation gain quick. The last part after the end of the maintained trail is a little sketchy, some ropes are there to help up but I wouldn’t place all your weight on them. The view from the top is definitely worth it.

Downed trees on the Sand Point leg of the trail, about half mile from the trailhead. Tall foliage makes it difficult to locate trail again once you go around if you’re short. Bear tracks on beach nearest the Sand Point trail leg/beach junction.

hiking
19 days ago

Its a nice trail but nothing special. Very well maintained. Be prepared for lots of stairs and hills. Would be very pretty at sunrise.

I loved it! I was just going to do Gold Creek, but since I had already done the upward trek and still felt good, I opted to keep going for the full loop.

It's important to note that you turn off Wildcat Trail onto a logging road, and Davis trail isn't immediately marked at the bottom of the hill. But I only walked a little further than I should have, and easily found my way back.

Damn I loved this hike. One of my top 3 for 2018, along with Angel’s Landing in Zion and Old Rag in Shenandoah. If you feel confident in your balance and climbing skills, you need to go all the way to the top. If not, I wouldn’t risk it. Once you go past the end-of-maintained-trail sign, things get pretty hairy ... and fun. The ropes are fine for balance, but I wouldn’t trust them with full body weight. Another reviewer said one snapped. Take a pair of heavy gloves, even if it’s hot, for navigating the rocks at the top, and especially on the way down from the peak. I took a couple long breaks and several short ones on the way up. It’s a great workout. This is a bucket list hike for me.

nature trips
20 days ago

my 2 year old loved this adventure! the wooded trails were beautiful. The waterfront was all rocks but had tons of shells she loved to pile up and point out all the colors. AWESOME trail for kids.

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