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hiking
snow
14 hours ago

My friends and I attempted hiking this last week but were unable to complete it due to about 1-2 feet of snow still on the ground. We had to park .6 mi away from the parking lot and walk that as well, and weren’t able to hike past the parking lot. We’ll definitely try this again in July!

Incredible falls view

Great trail for any level of hiker. 2 waterfalls for the price of one

hiking
bugs
off trail
rocky
1 day ago

Hiked this trail 3 times (Spring, Summer, and Fall) in 2018, each time was very rewarding. With a good pair of waterproof boots, one could stand right in the streambed for some amazing photos. For the adventurous, the scramble to the base of Proxy is even more rewarding. Lots of logs and water to navigate, but it's easier to clear them if you make a sharp right at the bottom of the use trail and walk up the relatively shallow (during late Summer) streambed. Go early in the season on a weekday and chances are you'll have the place to yourself.

Treat your clothes with premethrin early in the season. Ticks like to hang out on the beargrass that lines the trail.

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
2 days ago

We did this trail today with our two medium dogs. It is veryyyy muddy! Not so bad that you can’t press on but don’t expect to bring back a less than filthy dog. Luckily the lake at the trailhead allowed us to bathe them before leaving. Also, There are many trees down and signs saying they won’t be cut until mid May. However if you’re willing to climb over trees and smart enough to pick up the trail again in spots where the down trees cover it, it is doable until the waterfall. We couldn’t pass the river beyond that. Overall it was a nice short but still active hike. The dogs loves swimming in the river. If you’re thinking about going and do it now until heavy rains come again!

A bit difficult to find Boca Cave but worth the time it took. Beautiful view of Mt. Jefferson.

About 4 miles away from the trail head the road is blocked with trees down from the storm. Could not reach the trail 3-30-19

on Proxy Falls Loop Trail

hiking
8 days ago

Great little hike to a beautiful waterfall

hiking
muddy
15 days ago

This was SUCH a beautiful trail. I attempted to do Eagles Rest first, however road was inaccessible due to a ton of fallen trees. Goodman Trail goes to Eagles Rest however, so apparently it's possible to get there, just with an extra 6 miles. I supposedly made it to Eagle's Rest trailhead, but there was no sign of it. The trail itself was really bad from fallen trees and brush. Goodman Trail was still pretty devastated as well, and is not runnable. I was able to hike the whole thing though.

18 days ago

can't really give this a rating but wanted to let people know that about a half mile into the forest road, it was closed. there really wasn't a place to park so we will try this later in the season. the road was nicely plowed though.

We tried to hike this on 3/30/19 but the road leading up to the trail is closed and we were at least 20 minutes away. Womp Womp.

hiking
19 days ago

Late season snow is making it difficult to see much right now. The machinery is covered as is the trail across the bridge. If I'd packed my snowshoes, I would have given it a try. The gravel road is mostly bare pavement, with occasional snow patches to negotiate. When we got back to the car, we learned that three cars, whose occupants had spent the night at Jawbone Flats, were broken into. Two cars had their windows smashed, and one poor family had all their gas siphoned, and were stranded.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
19 days ago

Beautiful views, but there are still trees down across the trail. We lost track of the trail about 1.5 miles up. We ended up going off trail and hiking up along the creek.

Gorgeous!!! Still snowy, pretty slippery, overall an easy hike lots to see

blowdown
muddy
scramble
snow
washed out
19 days ago

I just hiked about a 1/4 of this trail on an overnight (3/29/19-3/30/19) with my eight year old. It was not an easy hike like it's supposed to be. This trail was recently blasted by a massive storm, wreaking havoc with high winds and deep snow. There are now hundreds of large and small trees over the trail, and some deep snow banks. This makes the trail exhausting and a little dangerous right now.

Without the downed trees this is a beautiful hike with an easy trail. Unfortunately your are between the river and the road for a good portion of this hike, so there is some traffic noise at different times, this is why I would rate it a 4 and not a 5.

We just did an overnight and covered only about 12 miles of trail out and back, 6 miles one way.

The first few miles are very comfortable and technically very basic. The park staff and volunteers have cleared the few miles either side of the ranger station.

Paradise Campground was quite nice, there was still packed snow on the ground and a few trees down but it was easy to navigate and decent place to set up camp with a young hiker in tow.

The next few miles heading to Belknap Hotsprings gets progressively more difficult. Initially you'll find trees down every few hundred yards or so, with a few tough and slippery scrambles.

As you get close to the bridge to Belknap there are two massive trees that have collapsed into the river. It's an amazing sight, they took the trail with them, but the are blocking the river creating a natural dam, it's quite a sight. Here you can choose to traverse the muddy root wells, but it is slick and steep and you'll need to be very careful, otherwise back track and walk the ridge.

The trail continues to get more dense and littered with downed trees. There is still deep patches of snow that are crunchy and collapse easily, you could break a trekking pole or worse.

We left a day earlier than planned, we were exhausted and a little bruised from climbing and stumbling over trail debris and washouts.

I'm looking forward to hitting this trail again when it's clean and cleared.

Lovely, shaded trail that’s within stone’s throw of the beautiful river. It was minimally muddy and only washed out in a few places. Technically it’s shared with mountain bikes but I only encountered one. Bring a picnic to enjoy back at the park at Office Bridge!

hiking
muddy
snow
20 days ago

Still a lot of snow on parts of the trail. Went in just hiking boots but wish I had micro spikes, especially on the way down. Views at the top are incredible with a nice spot to enjoy lunch.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
rocky
washed out
21 days ago

3/26/19–still super snowy! Very slick! Be prepared.

Parking is very limited today due to the snow. We were able to carefully walk on the snow-packed trail to see the waterfall. Gorgeous with tons of water flowing. Picture perfect. We can’t wait to come back after the snow melts to take advantage of the full hike.

hiking
muddy
snow
25 days ago

Hiked 03-24-2019. Very snowy 95% off trail. Some collapsing of the snow with steps, but mostly just mild slipping. We had regular hiking shoes. I'm not sure that snow shoes would have made a significant difference in ease of hiking, but probably much less water in the shoes. We each fully saturated our shoes. Changing socks helped briefly. The viewpoint was beautiful. Definitely amazing, but I would have preferred to hike without snow. I'd anticipate the trail will be clear in a month or so.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
washed out
26 days ago

First time on this trail. I’m sure under normal conditions this is a great hike. Unfortunately right now several portions are basically a mud bog, and there are lots of trees still across the trail. About a mile or so out, just after crossing the creek, the trail is so obstructed it’s impossible to know where the trail actually is, and it’s basically impassable. We enjoyed being out there and the weather was great, but if you’re looking for a longer hike or don’t want to be negotiating many obstacles, I’d suggest holding off for a while.

hiking
muddy
snow
26 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Hiked part of this trail on a nice Sunday morning. It would be a great trail for active kids and pets if there weren’t down trees every 50 feet. I was hiking with a baby in a backpack and could not make it under the trees without taking the pack off every time.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
snow
26 days ago

Breathtaking views, beautiful falls!

hiking
blowdown
muddy
washed out
28 days ago

Spiritual. Go early in morning because this is a very popular trail.

Can't comment for the trail. We tried it today 3/18/19 and it's not passable. We made it as far as possible before the downed trees completely blocked the trail and we couldn't find it anymore.

did this on 3/16. just wanted to post that we still needed snowshoes and there were a few downed trees that made it difficult. if you plan to go be prepared!

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