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Nice views of Three Finger Jack, easily hike to the lake.

It was quite fun to do towards the end of winter but extremely muddy and slippery which made it that much more challenging.

Not a hike for views, but have done it twice because it's a little challenge and it out there without being too far away. It's a surprising amount of elevation. No top view but a few side views maybe it was just one. But a solid good maintained trail, Last time I hiked it was end of April and there was snow the last 750 feet or so but not much and still hikeable. The whole hardesty area including this hike is a great place for hikes and trail runs. You can also make a triangle 15 mile loop if you want to.

I did this trail the past Sunday 6/18/17. We made it all the way to Scout Lake in Jefferson Park right at the base of Jefferson. Weather was incredible. LOTS of snow still. Most of the trail is snow still. We got lost several times not being able to identify the trail properly. We had microspikes and poles which I'd highly recommend. Sunglasses and sunscreen as well. Views were just incredible the entire way. GPS also recommend. Tough hike in the soft snow, but worth it, and conditions only will get better (but crowds will pour in when they do).

Absolutely stunning today with a lot of mist coming off both falls!

Seriously breath taking. Definitely worth the all uphill hike on the way in.

3 days ago

Did this trail this past Sunday and what a glorious view. The hike was intense and I did get a little sick at the top from the altitude adjustment, but the struggle was worth it. Go on a clear day because you can see everything. Take your time and enjoy the mountain tops. Stop and smell the wildflowers. You will not be disappointed with this hike.

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Trail isn't open as of 6-19. Mosquitoes are killer. Water is wet.

Nice, shady trail for the first hike of the season. it is a little rocky in places with some easy climbs.There are two small detours off the main trail to the lower and higher falls. The lower falls ends in a beautiful pond. Tidy, clean bathroom on site.

Great hike for those looking for a trail less traveled. Beautiful alpine vistas after you climb out of the forest, and then huge views around/at the top. My girlfriend and I tried to take the trail to Heart Lake from the main trail but there was still about 4-6 feet of snow covering the area where the Heart Lake trail should have been (mid-June). Overall, definitely a bit of a hidden gem.

Had a great time, the temperature outside mid morning was perfect timing to go. On the way in traffic through the trail was not bad on the way out close to 1:00 PM traffic was a little heavier but overall had a great time. Would definitely go back and do it again in the near future.

5 days ago

Did this hike yesterday. Lots of bikers (which I was fine with). Lots of mosquitos. The trail is a good workout. It's is pretty up and down and if you go all the way to the summit you will have a steep trip for the last bit. There is nothing really to see at the summit, no views. Would only recommend going that far if you wanted a longer hike (at least 8 miles round trip to summit NOT 7) or you wanted to pitch a tent. Very flat up top. If I went again I would stop at the false summit, good views there. Also a nice view of Diamond peak a little ways in.