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on Hidden Falls Trail

hiking
12 days ago

Great hike to Hidden Falls and trail above. Snowy, sometimes muddy. Definitely manageable (and enjoyable) with Yak Trax.

went yesterday. this is right off the road, just a few steps up the gully. it's mostly frozen over. so glad I had my spikes on. the trail right now goes right up on top of the frozen creek, so be careful on the ice. very pretty! cant wait to go back in the spring!

Pretty waterfall. Super short hike. It took me longer to cross the road at the S curve than actually hike to the falls. I went left after crossing the road and starting into the trail. I followed the footprints in the snow, and they crossed the river to the left hand side , but you can't get too close on that side, and then they went back and crossed to the right hand side and got really close to the falls. It was a little stressful crossing the snow covered stream and hoping the ice is solid underneath, but I kept using my sticks to make sure it was solid and it was pretty hard. I did a 360 degree StreetView trail here, if you want to view it, it is on Google Earth, and my blog https://www.shaunasadventures.com/2019/01/360-adventure-hidden-falls-and-mill-b.html?m=1.
It was nice to pair it with walking up Mill B trail to the picnic area for the river is so pretty and it is right there.
I have to add that even though this was a nice hike, they don't plow the parking lots so parking is stressful along the road. Also, I had to drive about 10-15 minutes up the road to finally find a safe place to turn around when I wanted to go home. I saw people stuck trying to turn around in not safe spots, and I felt so bad for them, but I was terrified of helping and getting stuck myself. Just FYI.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a great little walk. The falls are easy to get to and it is a beautiful area. It is great in the summer and amazing in the winter.

Easy for families, even those with young kids.

Hard and exhausting, but highly rewarding!

Excellent Winter Summit!

Would like to come back with my snowboard, lot's of powder runs calling my name ...

hiking
3 months ago

I went up here with my family this summer. Only a 2-minute walk to a pretty cool waterfall. Super quick and easy, but super fun too!

No snow until you begin moving up Raymond past the saddle. No spikes or yaks needed at this point, but my poles were quite helpful as snow increased with the climb. It was a gorgeous day and the snow was grainy and easy to hike early on. Things did get slippery and spikes are recommended once you get to the ridgeline at least. Pretty deep but the foot path was packed in some areas. Postholing along some parts, so gaiters are recommended too.

Short but falls were hidden so couldn’t view.

trail running
4 months ago

sweet trail, beautiful views.

The start was very rocky and not what I was expecting. Once you make the turn towards the creek, it’s beautiful. The elevation gain was slow and steady. Some parts are over grown do your not sure where exactly the trail leads. Would go again in the spring.

hiking
4 months ago

LOVED this hike. Tough climb to start but then it was a fun, mostly flat trail until a steep descent back to the car. The views of the snowy mountains were phenomenal and the aspens still had some color in places. We added the spur to Dog Lake so clocked about 9 miles. We went counter-clockwise but thought either way would be great. There was snow and ice in spots but it was very manageable. Saw only 2 other people and no moose. The only thing that would improve this hike is to allow dogs!

Nice trail beautiful scenery. Saw some deer. The trail was snowy and slick in some parts, wear good boots. 10/21/18

Amazing views and such a fun loop! All the elevation hits you in the beginning and then you roll along the ridges for a majority.

Fantastic hike in the snow. Few people and amazing views.

Well that was a lesson learned the hard way ..

While amazing and am extremely glad I pushed through it, I made the poor decision of not wearing pants while deciding to summit this mountain...

At any rate, it was an amazing hike through the snow and October weather.

There is a register up there in a container with an odd / amusing assortment of trinkets and whatnot.

:-)

Went yesterday between some rain storms this week. What an amazing hike. Ate lunch on the hip between Raymond and Gobblers in the snow. Including lunch and a stop at the top to change socks, it was 2.5 hours up. I'm not much of a trail runner but I ended up running down most of it so I was back in just shy of 1 hour. This will become an annual fall hike for sure.

trail running
5 months ago

Beautiful.. but as others have mentioned, it becomes overgrown about 3.5 miles in. I ended up turning around as I was running and not trying to push through that amount of brush.
I did see a mountain goat near the beginning and overall enjoy the challenge of this trail.

Great hike

What a great trail. Definitely less traffic than the south side trail and phenomenal views of the South peaks. One of my favorites for sure.

I don't usually post here, but a lot of the reviews for this hike are misleading, so I thought I'd weigh in. This is actually quite a difficult hike. There are many spots where the trail is well-maintained and a gradual incline, but also many that are steep and rocky and/or overgrown. Note that many of the people posting that it's a moderate hike did not make it to the top. The rocky overlook is the halfway point. After that, the trail gets pretty steep and you're pushing through a lot of overgrowth. The terrain isn't quite as difficult as Lake Blanche, but it's comparable in difficulty, especially because of the distance. It is a beautiful trail with some stunning views and well worth doing if you like a challenging hike. But it shouldn't be attempted lightly. Start early and pack plenty of water and snacks if you're planning on doing the whole thing. It'll take a while.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked this trail in January and it was covered in snow. Amazing hike. We accidentally went up a side path and went the wrong way, which was easy enough to figure out when we saw some skiers coming down it. Stay to the left lol
This hike is super easy even in the snow. Had a blast and the little falls that’s at the end was worth the little hike there.

Doesn't waste any time gaining elevation and will stay that way all throughout.

Requires some light scrambling / bouldering, but well worth it!

I attempted this back last Fall, but the snow was too sketchy and did not have any spikes or anything.

My buddy and I ended up navigating down that steep rocky channel as a shortcut.

It was a good challenge and test to overcome fear of heights.

If you go that way be careful and watch your footing.

Rock surfing can be WAY fun … lol … :-)

hiking
6 months ago

Loved the views in the Mill A Basin. Nice loop

Gorgeous hike! We only went up a little past the lookout, which I would agree is not marked at the correct location in this map. We just happened to take the little turnoff when we came to it and the views were very rewarding! The beginning is definitely a little steep, but manageable if you can make tall steps. We hiked mid morning and there was plenty of shade.

hiking
6 months ago

Checked this out after coming down from Mill B - pretty little area and glad we didn’t just head back to the car, but I would hardly call it it’s own hike.

I logged a grand total of 0.25 miles to see the falls. And that’s only cause I didn’t recognize the Hidden Falls trail for what it was. I mistakenly took a right and started hiking the Mill B trail. While this is a short little “hike” it was pretty and a fun, quick after work diversion as the sun was setting.

hiking
6 months ago

It’s barely a hike but it’s worth it. There are two trails at the head. The left goes to the falls and the right goes to the Mill B North trail. The left trail is very short and you have to walk over some rocks in the creek if you want to get close to the falls. There is also an abandoned mine or something nearby. It’s cool to look at.

This trail was great from the start! It’s a bit steep in the beginning but it levels off to a creekside and forest hike. The map shows the trail west of the creek but it’s really east of the creek. Once you get to the fork, go right for the overlook. It’s amazing!

Great view from the pass

Short and sweet. Not much of a waterfall this time of year.

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