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    Nyla Helgason saved Tony Grove Nature Trail

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    Nyla Helgason reviewed Courthouse Butte Loop Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Easily accessible, very scenic hike, suitable for most.

    Nyla Helgason completed Courthouse Butte Loop Trail

    almost 2 years ago

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    about 2 years ago

    Nyla Helgason completed Midway Geyser Basin Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Nyla Helgason saved Purple Mountain Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Nyla Helgason completed Lewis and Clark Caverns

    about 2 years ago

    Nyla Helgason completed Lewis River Channel Loop

    about 2 years ago

    Nyla Helgason completed Purple Mountain Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Nyla Helgason completed Coffin Lakes Trail

    about 2 years ago

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    Nyla Helgason saved Pine Creek Lake

    about 2 years ago

    Nyla Helgason reviewed Naches Peak Loop Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Sadly, it was overcast when we arrived, so did not have the opportunity to enjoy the views that everyone has been raving about. Highly recommend checking out the Rainier webcams before heading out - lesson learned. http://www.skimountaineer.com/MtnWebCams/Rainier-MtnWebCams.html?size=med
    Otherwise, a nice easy loop and quite pretty nonetheless.

    Nyla Helgason completed Naches Peak Loop Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Nyla Helgason reviewed Goat Lake Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Nice, easy family day hike, backpack or trail run. It was nice to follow and get occasional glimpses of the creek along Lower Elliot; there are also cairns to help guide along the way, which can be helpful where there is a patch of fallen trees and a dried out (sadly) creek bed to cross. The waterfall right before the lake is quite lovely. The leaves are just starting to turn so they made extra little colorful splashes of oranges and red around the lake so it was very pretty with the view of small (again, sad) patches of snow on the peaks behind. There is a trail that seems to go quite a ways around the lake but has become seriously overgrown so not easily doable with little ones.
    Lower Elliot is definitely a little more entertaining as others have mentioned; Upper Elliot is much longer but easy enough to run on the way back if you are so inclined. Nice casual hike and not too busy if you get an early start!

    Nyla Helgason completed Goat Lake Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Nyla Helgason reviewed Smith Rock State Park; Bend, Oregon

    about 3 years ago

    Just an amazing, must do hike. So scenic. Easy enough for most levels of ability. Beautiful.

    Nyla Helgason reviewed Tunnel Creek Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Lovely hike on a well maintained trail that initially follows along the creek at a fairly easy level. As others have indicated, once you get past the shelter (approx. 2 mi) and then cross the little bridge, be prepared for some extra work and a little bit of a scramble on a lesser used trail to reach the top, but you will find the challenge well worth the effort once you catch your breath and soak in the view. Blueberries galore to feast on and a view of Harrison Lake along the way!

    Nyla Helgason completed Tunnel Creek Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Nyla Helgason reviewed Melakwa Lake Trail

    about 3 years ago

    I really enjoyed this hike! As others have said, great variety, nice views and the lakes themselves are lovely! Very refreshing after a dusty, hot hike! Go early because parking is pretty jammed up from the Denny Creek campground and can be tight at the TH.
    It's a pretty quick jaunt down the trail to the 'water slide' are where families like to picnic. Just before you get there, you will see a sign on a tree that warns that the crossing may be impassable during high water; go down the trail stairs and cross the creek, looking directly across for a tree with a small wooden sign on it that says Main Trail. From here you will eventually leave the noise of the families enjoying the creek and the I90 traffic.
    The trail goes on through a nice wooded area, becomes more rocky and scenic, rockier, then dips back down for a little bit to the lakes. I met a few backpackers headed back down and 3 other day hikers up and down, but otherwise a very peaceful, pleasant hike. I pretty much had Little Melakwa all to myself so took advantage of the privacy for a refreshing dip before heading back down.

    Nyla Helgason reviewed Spray Park Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Beautiful, fragrant hike with views that go on and on and on,,,

    Nyla Helgason completed Spray Park Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Nyla Helgason reviewed Shi Shi Beach Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Other than having to negotiate a fairly steep section, easy 2+ miler from the private parking lot to the beach. You have to hike up the beach about a mile to get to a water source coming out to the beach from a lake source. Half of our group camped right on the beach, the other half in one of the established wooded camp spots just a bit in from the beach. Except for a few day hikers, pretty much had the beach to ourselves Wednesday night and Thursday. Scored amazingly beautiful weather for beach combing, and some stunningly magical tide pools at low tide.