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    Joseph Meade updated Mount Si

    about 1 month ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Mount Si Trail

    about 1 month ago

    This is definitely a hard hike. My Garmin GPS tracked this hike at 8.5 miles roundtrip from the trailhead to the top with about 3250 feet of climb. (My thighs were burning at the end.) The trail itself is in good shape overall and is pretty wide by most WA hiking trails standards. There isn't much signage aside from the trailhead, but there are enough people going up and down that you just need to follow the crowds.

    The parking lot of good sized but I'd recommend arriving early to ensure getting a parking spot. You will need a WA Discovery Pass and there are no day passes available at the trailhead (or in the parking lot).

    It was overcast and drizzly the day we did this hike but it made for a comfortable hike up (ie, not too warm).

    Joseph Meade completed Mount Si Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Wailea Oceanfront Boardwalk Trail

    5 months ago

    A great trail that is paved for most if not all of the path. Lots of great views of beaches and the nice hotels in Wailea. There are places to stop for water along the way and there is ample parking.

    Joseph Meade reviewed Honolua Bay Access Trail

    8 months ago

    a very easy walk from the parking lot to Honolulu Bay. it is a great place to go for a stroll...

    we've done this trail several times during our trips to Maui.

    Joseph Meade completed Honolua Bay Access Trail

    8 months ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Chain Lakes Loop Trail

    9 months ago

    My daughter and I hike here over the weekend. It happened to be cloudy, windy, and rainy that particular day, so we didn't need to worry about the heat. We are dressed for the weather so it didn't bother us. We started at Artist Point and went clockwise around the loop. The first two miles were pretty easy overall and the trail was well marked. The trail is a little poorly marked as you make your way back up over the pass. We wandered off course a little but we reacquired the trail quickly.

    My Garmin fenix 5 clocked the trip from Artist Point to Heather Meadows at 5.8 miles and another mile back to Artist Point along the Wild Goose Trail. (The total round trip was about 6.8 miles and a bit.) The last mile and 800 ft of vert was pretty rough after 5.7 miles of hiking in the rain.

    I would def do this hike again on a clear day.

    Joseph Meade completed Chain Lakes Loop Trail

    9 months ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Saratoga Woods Trail

    12 months ago

    Saratoga Woods is a series of loops / trials that total about 5 miles. We did the Meadow Loop yesterday and it clocked in just under a mile. It is pretty easy terrain and the paths were clear when we hiked here. The parking lot was pretty empty when we visited.

    Joseph Meade completed Saratoga Woods Trail

    12 months ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Japanese Gulch Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    This trail is fairly easy (somewhere between easy and moderate) overall. The east side of the loop is much better defined than the west side of the loop. Its much easier to take wrong turn on the west side leading to a muddy dead end resulting in having to loop back.

    My Garmin tracked my trip as 3.7 miles and the climb at around 770 ft. (I know that I took a couple of wrong turns on the west side of the trail.) There are few few signs pointing to the right direction (points off for this shortcoming) but it seems that all roads get you to the destination. On the plus side, you don't have to walk very far along the trails to feel like you are out in the wilderness.

    A good hike to do once, but I wouldn't take the time to do it again.

    Joseph Meade reviewed Picture Lake Path

    almost 2 years ago

    A great easy walk around Picture Lake. Perfect for families or people who aren't up for a full hike in the Mt Baker Wilderness. It is also a nice little warm up if you want to take in the scenery before heading up off the beaten path.

    This is a very nice late afternoon walk.

    Joseph Meade completed Picture Lake Path

    almost 2 years ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Heather Lake Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Heather Lake Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Footwear. Footwear. Footwear. Wear waterproof hiking boots unless you want your feet muddy and soaked before you get far in to this hike. There are lots of loose rocks so boots are really the best footwear for this hike.

    Overall this is a great hike that is not too strenuous. The path is mostly lake / river run off so there is lots of water and mud along the way. It is about 1.9 miles to the lake from the trailhead and another 1.2 miles or so around the lake.

    Parking can be very challenging on the weekends as this hike is very popular with families. I'd recommend going on a weekday if at all possible. We went on a Holiday and it was a bit like a freeway at times with all the pedestrian traffic.

    The lake offers fantastic views all around and it is a great place to sit in the sun and rest / eat before heading back down.

    Joseph Meade completed Heather Lake Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Ebey's Landing Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    This should be easy hike for most anyone. The grade / climb is not difficult and the length makes it very convenient. The views of the sound are great from this trail which runs along the bluff above Ebey's Landing. My GPS said the distance was closer to 3.8 miles (and a bit) than the 3.5 miles advertised. We hiked this trail on a pretty warm day and our dog was a little uncomfortable on the hot sand which covers most of the trail for its entire length. The trail has some spots with steep drops (careful please) and does get narrow (single file only) going down the switchbacks towards the beach.

    Joseph Meade completed Ebey's Landing Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Patterson Mountain Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    This hike is pretty straight forward; simply follow the signs. The trailhead begins just across the road from the public fishing parking lot (a Discover Pass is required). I followed the south loop before heading up to the summit based on a recommendation, then follow the north loop back to the trailhead. The trail is almost entirely in the sunshine with little tree cover, so start early if you plan to hike this trail during the summer. (Summer temps on Sun Mountain can easily exceed 95F by noontime.)

    The only tricky part of the hike is on the north loop when you have to use the wooden ladder to cross over the barbed wire fence to follow the north loop. Make sure you cross over the ladder and do not walk along the barbed wire fence.

    The views of the cascades and Method Valley are wonderful, and you get some good views of Patterson lake along the way. It took me just over 1 hr 30 min to complete the hike with a few water breaks along the way.

    Joseph Meade completed Patterson Mountain Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Big Four Ice Caves Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Great trail. Makes for an easy afternoon stroll. There isn't much elevation gain and the path is in excellent condition overall. The big payoff at the end of the trail is worth the visit.

    I hiked the trail on a very rainy day which made the streams more like rivers as we got closer to the ice cave. If it is or has been raining recently, then prepared to get your feet wet. We saw plenty of people who were soaked from the rain and crossing the various streams that were in play near the ice cave.

    Joseph Meade completed Big Four Ice Caves Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Mt. Pilchuck Lookout Trail

    almost 4 years ago

    Joseph Meade completed Mt. Pilchuck Lookout Trail

    almost 4 years ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Everett: Spencer Island

    almost 4 years ago

    agree with some of the previous reviews. this could be a nice trail but it is over grown with brambles making walking the complete loop very difficult. if you decide to try and walk all the way around then i'd recommend long pants and a long sleeve shirt at a minimum.

    it is a very easy walk with almost no elevation gain and there are some scenic views along the way.

    Joseph Meade completed Everett: Spencer Island

    almost 4 years ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Oyster Dome Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Parking is limited along the narrow stretch of road (Chuckanut Drive) so get an early start if you can. (Before 10 AM seemed to work well for us on a Saturday.)

    The trail is pretty much as described in the reviews. It was not too rocky or muddy relative to other PNW trails, but it has some steep sections which give it a moderate difficulty. It is well traveled so you should expect to see others along the trail as you hike towards the Dome. There is plenty of seating on the sandstone dome to rest / relax and have lunch or a snack before taking pics and heading back down.

    The view is very nice and well worth the trip.

    Joseph Meade completed Oyster Dome Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Angels Landing

    about 4 years ago

    Simply amazing. This is a great hike that ranks along side Half Dome. I did this hike a few years ago with my kids and we had a great time. It can be quite warm during summer months so bring plenty of water and snacks to eat. It is not for the faint of heart if you are afraid of heights; the trail is quite narrow near the end and there is only a chain link rail separating you from the bottom. Wear appropriate footwear. (I saw someone wearing flip-flops. Ugh.)

    Joseph Meade completed Angels Landing Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Japanese Gulch

    about 4 years ago

    A nice short trail that is suitable for an entire family. The Japanese Gulch trail begins adjacent to the road (on the north side) just west of the Boeing railway line (and bridge). It is an easy stroll down the hill which is pretty well maintained and covered with gravel over much of the path. The path leads down to Mukilteo Ln which is not open to through traffic.

    You can park at the dog park but the trail is not obvious from this starting point. There is signage for the Japanese Gulch loop but this trail seems to lead up the hill towards and is on the wrong side of the stream and railway. You can walk from the dog park along the BNSF rail which is abandoned, but is ends just up the road from the actual end of the Japanese Gulch Trail. Either way you end up at the same place.

    Joseph Meade completed Japanese Gulch Loop Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Cascade Pass Trail

    over 4 years ago

    My daughter and I did the hike to Cascade Pass this past weekend and it was fantastic. This was my first visit to the North Cascade National Park and I enjoyed it a lot. It is late enough in the year that the sun goes down behind the peaks by 4 PM and it starts to cool down a lot. The trail was mostly free of snow until we reached the pass. The temp's were about 34F at the parking lot but it warmed up quite a bit as we moved in to the sunshine. Definitely dress in layers when you plan this trip.

    I will plan better next time so I can make it all the way to Sahale Glacier or Doubtful Lake.

    Joseph Meade completed Cascade Pass Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Lake 22 (Twenty-two) Trail

    almost 5 years ago

    My daughter and I hike this trail for the first time recently. It was overcast but still in the low-70's when we hiked. Most of the trail is cover by the tree canopy. The bottom half of the trail is well maintained and easy. The upper half of the trail is a more steep with loose rock in places which makes it the more challenging half of the hike.

    There were a few bugs at the top but they were gnats (and not mosquitoes).

    The big payoff at the top is worth it as the scenery is fantastic. Bring a lunch and enjoy the view from the boardwalk around the lake. The water is very clear and cool, and there were a few people swimming in the lake.

    The parking lot can be crowded so be prepared to park along the road if you don't arrive early enough or get lucky and find a parking spot.

    Joseph Meade completed Lake 22 Trail

    almost 5 years ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Poo Poo Point Trail

    almost 5 years ago

    My daughter and I did this hike on a beautiful sunny day. I recommend parking at the Issaquah HS parking lot near the baseball field. (The gravel lot in the directions is very small and there doesn't seem to be any street parking.)

    This is a moderate level hike overall but there are portions that are a bit steep and strenuous. The overall trail condition is quite good but there were some small portions that we a little overgrown and narrow. The trail is well marked so it is easy to navigate. It takes 2 hrs to reach the peak and an hour plus to descend again plus the time you should spend at the top watching the paragliders.

    The big payoff is Poo Poo Point where you can sit, relax, and watch paragliders launch. There is a terrific view and it is worth enjoying.

    Joseph Meade completed Poo Poo Point Trail

    almost 5 years ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Marymere Falls Trail

    almost 5 years ago

    A fun easy trail that takes you through a rain forest up to Marymere Falls. We parked at the Lake Crescent Lodge and followed the signs up to the falls. Well worth visit to see all of the old growth forest and scenery.

    We hiked while it was raining lightly and still had a lot of fun.

    Joseph Meade completed Marymere Falls Trail

    almost 5 years ago

    Joseph Meade reviewed Snow Lake Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    I have hiked this trail several times now. It is a wonderful hike with great views. I recommend hiking the trail after July so you can make it all the way to Snow Lake without having to trek across snow fields. Bring a lunch and you can eat down near the lake and enjoy the view.

    Joseph Meade reviewed Twin Falls Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    A nice little hike. Very accessible but quite crowded in the middle of the day. Lots of families out for an easy hike with kids. Limited parking near the trailhead, so expect to park along the road if you get a late start. One restroom near the trailhead but the lines appear long most of the time.

    Joseph Meade completed Twin Falls Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    Joseph Meade completed Glacier Point Trail

    almost 6 years ago