This trail is way too narrow to share. I tried to do it with my dog and there was no way to avoid the bat-out-of-hell mountain bikers that were wizzing by. I had to literally stand in the brush to let bikers pass because there was no where else to go. I walked a mile in and then turned back around and left.

Liked this hike. Did it with Travis. Skinny trail and lots of bikers but relatively flat and good views of the lake. In the sun.

Awesome hike and beautiful lots of bikers but very friendly

very pretty but super narrow trail and TICKS. checked my dog a mile in and she had a dozen crawling on her front legs. we won't be back.

walking
8 days ago

Beautiful Trail but can be a bit sketchy. Sharing the trail with bikes is difficult when you have dogs with you.

17 days ago

Great morning hike! Nice scenery. Plan to do again soon.

hiking
19 days ago

What a cool hike. About two miles in, there is a trail down to the river/ lake. (Not sure what it is considered up there) Would be great to break off and swim in warmer weather or let your hound play in the water. The mountain bikers we encountered were very laid back.

hiking
19 days ago

Single person width trail only- not great for groups. Nice views of the lake during the first half of the hike. Better to park at the end near Salmon Falls and avoid the $10 parking fee.
Disappointed there was no “end” place to stop and have lunch- the group is rough with lots of stickers.

hiking
1 month ago

This was an easy hiking trail with a nice view of the river. It was very easy to find, and we bumped into a few bikers and joggers, but no hikers. We went in the afternoon, so it was a little too late to walk the entire trail, but our pup was able to be off-leash and she loved it. The sunset view on the way back was really nice overlooking the river. There were other sprawling areas of land with tons of geese hanging around. Other than that, it wasn't too scenic. We will be returning for sure, as the hubby wants to reach the bottom!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice place!

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous! Not very populated and wonderful for running, hiking, or mountain biking! Most of the trail is shaded and very peaceful.

hiking
2 months ago

Farily scenic for the first 1/2 mile. The rest is more or so forest and dead trees. 5.4 miles back n forth overall. I enjoyed it. Happy trails!

hiking
3 months ago

It surprises me that very few of the tracks posted don't complete full trail.
Once you hit the dirt road the end is only .4 miles further, down hill to the edge of the water.
I can see this trail getting very hot during the summer months. If you hike it Start early!
Lots of bikes on the trail and very few hikers.
Not much to take pictures of.

on Darrington Trail

hiking
4 months ago

Not really too much to see other than Salmon Falls Bridge. You walk on a really narrow trail which you have to share with bicyclists and can be sketchy. Also a really small sketchy parking lot.

hiking
5 months ago

I saw lots of wild life along the trail: deers , ducks , lizzards , toads, Tarantulas spiders.
The taril is mostly for bikers , so you need to pay attention as they come.
You have to pay 10$ for the parking at the trailhead , there's a box with evnelopes for that purpose at the trailhead.
Beyond the great views of the water along the trail , there isnt much to see.

The trail goes on, beyond the point I stopped. I went back after 3 miles, because I started late and it was getting dark

hiking
5 months ago

Most of trail is in the shade in the morning, made it a very comfortable hike in the heat.

on Darrington Trail

hiking
5 months ago

Enjoyed this trail. Looking forward to going back in Spring when everything is in bloom and hopefully the water in the creeks are flowing. A lot of mountain bikers with a pretty narrow trail so just be cautious! :)

hiking
5 months ago

Nice moderate trail. Pros: Creek, frogs, lake access/views, dragonflies, clean toilets w/ paper, not crowded, shaded a good portion of the way. Cons: Lots of poison oak (just watch for it and you will be ok) and parking fee of $10 (but considering the clean restrooms, worth it). You will reach Salmon Falls Road at the turnaround point and there are a few free parking spaces there. Since this is an out and back, starting at either end works.

hiking
6 months ago

Will have to try this trail in the winter, rattlesnakes on the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail for the kiddos to go with. Very clean and well taken care of.

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