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Amazing views! Crampons and poles are a must as it was pretty icy still.

A good shoulder season hike. Icers were helpful for the descent. Mud will be an issue if and when the weather warms up.

Some icy spots, some muddy spots, some dry spots. Overall enjoyable hike with intervals between steep and level trail. Took 2 hours to casually stroll and stop to enjoy views.

Very nice hike. Johnson canyon is a bit crowded and annoying, but still worth doing. If you hike a lot, consider that just a "end of the day" bonus. The ink spot is relaxing with mountain surrounding. Great for pictures.

We just went there today. I know its snowy today yet it wasn’t that cold. It was icy, going down was hard. We had spike shoes on and poles but ice and mud and falling snow wasn’t helping. We are going back again on summer!

We went up April 7th! It was a grunt getting up and muddy by the main road but the skies were clear (despite the snowfall warning) and we were lucky enough to not get hit by the wind at the top so enjoyed our lunch up there! Slid the steep parts on the way down (we forgot our poles). Fantastic hike and a beautiful day! Microspikes are a must (we both slid with ours) and poles would have been nice.

I really love this Trail the beginning is a bit steep but once you get to to the lake the rest is pretty flat easily one of my favorite hikes

Climb was more intense than prepared for . Muddy at first then snow. steep all the way would recommend poles and spiked shoes . Grueling climb brilliant slide back down. The top was worth the suffering

trail running
16 days ago

April 4
Snow packed trails are in good condition. Short muddy sections are getting a little greasy/slippery.

Very nice trail. The only problem that the last part of the road to the trail was unpaved. However, it was an easy one and once you reach the lake, you can enjoy the view. We went on the fall so we could not enjoy the flowers so that I hope I can go again in the summer

snowshoeing
22 days ago

Had a lovely hike snowshoeing, this took 3 hours with a few breaks and a short break for lunch.
Beautiful views 360.

March 27
• ~4hrs to complete. With the snow getting quite slushy I took a little longer than I think I would've been if it had been summer
• The recorded Trail on here is a little deceiving. On the way back instead of continuing to follow Telephone [South], it loops you back up through a connecting trail. I followed that one, which was good as I don't think there would've been any views continuing Telephone
• Bring LOTS of water, even for the winter. I wasn't thinking and only brought 25oz. Come summer I'd probably bring 50oz plus the bladder considering there are several unshaded points.
• Would've been nicer with company. A few points felt a bit long. Would not do again during the winter.

Up and down yesterday. Trail is in great condition, and is very beautiful! Should have brought poles and running spikes.

hiking
26 days ago

March 25/18
• We didn't power through this, lunch included it only took us 2HRS
• We went counterclockwise, which we would do that way again as the incline is a little more gradual and you get the views on the way back
• Still plenty of snow, a little icy but completely doable with winter boots

Hiked this trail today with my 11mo in a back pack.
Wore good hiking boots and had poles because I anticipated some icy spots (which there were but nothing too concerning). There has been some fresh snow lately so that provided good grip.
Happy Hiking

Good trail. Great view. Hard uphill battle there, but well travelled and safe. Microspikes a must in the winter. Poles would have been a good idea.

hiking
27 days ago

A very nice trail , it has step sections but is very manageable, also very. yay as the weather was nice. The view at the trail end is breath taking !

Beautiful! I had my snowshoes, but didn’t need them last weekend. It was quite easy (I’m out of shape ;) with beautiful views on the drive there & back, but also at the lake. Beautiful!!!

Very steep at the beginning but very easy after about the first 2/3. The snow covered lake is in a beautiful bowl of peaks! Can’t wait to get back in summer!

This was a beautiful trail!! The trail offers some outstanding views once making it past the steep inclines. Most of the hike is in tree covering, but once you make it to the opening it is a worthy hike!! Our snowshoes worked out great and we wore minimal layers as we heated up quickly during climbing. I’d advise bringing additional layers for the opening as the winds tend to pick up past the tree line.
- great trail signage
- moderate/medium level difficulty during winter
- spectacular views
- easy access in and out of trail

Nice hike with 2 waterfalls and hiking along a river to the ink pots. Very crowded however. Get there really early to get a parking spot. At the ink pots, eat a lunch along the river. Mountains in background are very scenic.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail was compacted well enough for us all to hike with just good quality boots.
While there are more challenging hikes around. This is a very enjoyable trail with a beautiful clearing as you reach the lake.
It was perfect during the day we went.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike with beautiful views!

This is a gorgeous fun trail. Make sure you go early to avoid crowds. We did this in September and not many people went to the Ink Pots, so much less crowded, but coming back was very crowded around the falls. The ink pots are very neat. Love this trail.

Did this trail today, when it's still snow from the parking lot all the way to the ink pots. It was just above freezing. Really lovely. Sheltered from the wind, and the sun was warm enough that I was able to get down to just basic insulators. Spikes are a must, though, and poles recommended!

snowshoeing
1 month ago

We did most of this trail - stopped early to head home - but definitely worth doing. Steep at the beginning but flat and easy going for the rest of the way. Good for snowshoeing but the hikers we had with us had a bit of trouble on the hill. Great snow and good views!

Great trail. Definitely push yourself to the top of the lake

snowshoeing
1 month ago

We did a partial snowshoe/hike of this one today with some friends. Great views and lots of snow. A bit steep at the beginning without snowshoes and for longer than we thought; but very flat and enjoyable later on.

Beautiful in winter, slippery on uphills but fine with good winter boots and warm clothing. The upper falls are beautiful when frozen.

Easy, and pretty.

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