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    Vijay Narasimhan saved Lawson Peak Trail

    about 10 hours ago

    Vijay Narasimhan reviewed Maple Pass Trail

    11 days ago

    One of the top hikes I've ever done! In late September, the fall colors were mesmerizing and there was no ice on the trail. We took a counterclockwise loop and were treated to amazing views almost the whole way! On the advice of a ranger, we did not go to Lake Anne because the views are more enclosed. We did take the side trip to Rainy Lake to have lunch on a bench just before heading back to the car and it was beautiful. The total hike (8.4 mi) took us about 3:40.

    Vijay Narasimhan reviewed Skyline, Glacier Vista, Upper Skyline and Golden Gate Loop

    11 days ago

    Amazing fall colors in late September! The colors right near the visitor center were some of the most photogenic. As you ascend the trail, it's a good idea to turn around from time to time to see stellar views down to the river and across to the Tatoosh Range and Mount Adams on a clear day! We'd recommend taking the Skyline Loop clockwise with a detour to Glacier Vista. The hike up is pretty straightforward with good views of the mountain head on. Near the top, we saw a mountain goat next to a snowfield! The views from the trail beat out the views from Panorama Point, in my opinion. The footing starts out rocky on the descent before you hit the treeline but it's fine afterwards. We saw a couple of marmots on the way down. The second half of the trail also has some of the best photo opportunities with the mountain rising over a forest of bright colors. Be sure to stay on trail even if it gets crowded! Just take a pause to admire the view. :) We finished our loop in about 3:15 including lots of time for pictures. Check out nearby Reflection Lakes and Narada Falls on your drive out for more amazing scenery!

    Vijay Narasimhan completed Maple Pass Trail

    11 days ago

    Vijay Narasimhan added Anza Borrego

    about 1 month ago

    Vijay Narasimhan saved Maple Pass Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Vijay Narasimhan reviewed Potato Harbor Trail

    5 months ago

    Potato Harbor was amazing at sunset! We were camping in the upper loop and left for Potato Harbor about an hour before sundown. We took the coastal trail instead of the harbor road in both directions, and there was breathtaking scenery throughout! Be sure to stay after sunset to catch the best colors. You can read more about our trip on my blog: https://tellmeabootit.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/santa-cruz-island-channel-islands-national-park/

    Vijay Narasimhan followed Cassie Mecham

    5 months ago

    Vijay Narasimhan followed Megan Tolbert

    5 months ago

    Vijay Narasimhan completed El Montanon Trail

    5 months ago

    Vijay Narasimhan completed Potato Harbor Trail

    5 months ago

    Vijay Narasimhan added El Montanon

    5 months ago

    Vijay Narasimhan reviewed Castle Rock and Goat Rock Trail

    10 months ago

    Can get a little chilly in the winter months, but offers beautiful views of the forest and valley as well as lush green vegetation. Most parts of the trail are easy, but there are a few rock scrambles, especially around Goat Rock.

    Vijay Narasimhan reviewed Russian Gulch Trail

    10 months ago

    All in all, this was a delightful and relatively flat stroll. To correct an earlier poster, the trail to the waterfall is still *open*, although the campgrounds at Russian Gulch have closed for the season. Some of the bathrooms have also closed, but there is at least one with a flush toilet that is still open. The forest was incredibly green and lush, and the waterfall itself is delicate and beautiful now because there hasn't been much rain this season. Be careful on the wooden bridges and if you are playing around near the waterfall - the wetness in the forest can make the ground very slick!

    Vijay Narasimhan completed North Trail

    10 months ago

    Vijay Narasimhan added Lost Palms

    12 months ago