hiking

views

wild flowers

walking

nature trips

forest

birding

wildlife

trail running

dogs on leash

lake

dog friendly

kid friendly

mountain biking

snowshoeing

cross country skiing

river

camping

horseback riding

backpacking

skiing

fishing

waterfall

off road driving

fly fishing

rock climbing

snowboarding

no dogs

scenic driving

White River National Forest is the most visited national forest in the nation encompassing 2.3 million acres of opportunities. With 11 ski resorts, eight Wilderness areas, 10 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet and 2,500 miles of trails.

Very easy hike; more of a walk. Beautiful, though! We got there early on a Saturday & there weren’t a lot of people.

Hiked on 10-16-17...first 1/4 of a mile was pretty sloppy with ice, but passable. After that, the scenery was amazing the whole way to the top where the half frozen lake was. Saw some mountain goats along the right mountain ridge on the way to the top. Once you're past the falls and up by the lake, the wind picks up by about 20 mph and it gets cold quick. Very fun hike and would highly recommend it. My GPS showed just under 6 miles we walked from start to finish. That's with me taking several detours for pictures and hiking a bit past the top lake, too.

You will need yaktrax to complete the final ascent. Great weather today, mostly dry trail conditions until the last ascent.

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2 days ago

Great trail to take the family on

Great hike! Was a little busy towards end (12-1) but we had a great time.

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3 days ago

Fabulous trail! We hiked it with our 6 month old puppy on 10/14/17. There were some icy spots right at the beginning and then again at the very top, but passable. The views are incredible! Definitely some challenging steep spots, but well worth it!