the trails are all overgrown. I was stalked by a mountain lion, watch out for the Rocky Cliff out croppings because there's rattlesnakes that will rattle at you. I had two encounters with the mountain lion and rattlesnakes in one hike, also there's lots of tics up there and leeches in the river be careful. very dangerous hike stay on your toes because that is the widlelifs domain.

hiking
snow
2 days ago

The trailhead is now easily accessible from the Evanston, WY end of the Mirror Lake Highway. Easy hike with excellent scenery although still snow covered in some spots and muddy in others.

No snow until right before the Wildcat Ridge fork at the upper meadow.

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
2 days ago

One of my favorites so far! My first time hiking up and I took poles plus wore spikes and they were much needed! It’s beautiful, majestic, and windy! Mud and snow along the way. Warm, but the wind would pick up and die down regularly. I was fine wearing a tank but added a long sleeved top at the top when I cooled off for a bit. Took it back off when I got to the lower part of the trail because it was very warm. Temperatures are great for May! If you don’t like hiking in snow, I would wait a couple of weeks to go up. I didn’t go to the peak because of the slushy snow and warm weather.

We were there the last day of May 2020. The trail is really hard. The length is only 2,6 miles, but mostly there is very steepy, so you are double tired. Besides there is a lot of bush on the trail, and path is very narrow. You can loss the trail very easily if you don’t know where to go in important points. I recommend you full charge cellphone with map of this trail. Trail isn’t one simple way. If you want to see waterfalls, you have to stray from the main road a little bit every time.

hiking
scramble
snow
2 days ago

Great trail! We started at Granite Flats camp ground. Campground is closed but there is parking just outside the gate. We had hoped to make it to the peak but there is still quite a bit of snow up top. Slippery and steep. Took us a bit to get across some rock fields. Flat areas were okay to walk on the snow. We made it about 5 miles and couldn’t go any more and had to turn around at the top of the saddle by the terraces. At this point the trail was not safe and still blocked off. Hope to attempt it again in about a month.

hiking
2 days ago

It Actually came out to be 9.1 miles from the Grove Creek trailhead, for the loop.

Nicely shaded at 10am and not too busy. Took my 3 year old and she was able to hike the trail easily. Creek is really high so the hike is scenic and cool.

hiking
bridge out
closed
2 days ago

Part of the trail is closed. I started at the Spring Hollow Campground and went up on that side. When I got down to the part of the trail near the Guinavah-Malibu Campground, where you're supposed to take the Riverside Trail back, there was a sign saying the trail was closed ahead. There is a boardwalk section over the water that's closed. I didn't want go all the way back up the trail and redo the section I had just done to get back to my starting point, so I ended up walking along the road for a mile. (If there was a way around this closed section, I wasn't aware of it). It would have been nice to know that I wouldn't be able to complete the loop before starting. Putting this aside, the trail is gorgeous and I enjoyed it. It seems steeper going up the Guinavah-Malibu side than the Spring Hollow side. I don't when the boardwalk will be fixed or if there is a way around the closed part, but if you do this trail anytime soon, be prepared to do it as an out and back or have to walk along the road.

When you hit the dog lake area there is still a ton of snow. We got to create our own trail, but it sure was beautiful.

hiking
bugs
scramble
2 days ago

Absolutely loved the refreshing spring !

hiking
over grown
scramble
washed out
2 days ago

I had the closest encounter I’ve ever had with a rattle snake on this trail so be careful!! Lots of shade. The description is very accurate in that the farther you go, the harder it is to follow the trail. I wore chacos and was glad because that was way easier than trying to balance on the logs that crossed the water. Lots of water crossings. Loved the shade!

Great trail, pretty busy on a Saturday. It was well shaded and followed a nice stream. I wore chacos in case I got wet but it was very easy to stay dry.

Hiked with two year old on foot. Need waterproof shoes for sure, pants preferable.

hiking
muddy
snow
washed out
2 days ago

We didn’t make it to the lake cause we ran out of time, but its doable. There’s a lot of runoff coming down on the trail. The last 1-1.5 miles is muddy, and still patches of snow to climb through.

hiking
2 days ago

Awesome trail. First time hiking this. Went all the way past the peak to the camping area where the boiler is. The boiler is clearly visible and not covered by brush and sits right by the stream. By far my favorite hike in the area, but it is tough and not for beginners. One stretch of continuous uphill hiking that’s gnarly, but take breaks as needed and you’ll make it to the peak with some truly incredible views.

hiking
muddy
snow
3 days ago

Hike up the ski hill (mostly melted) but then snowy the rest of the way. After reading the reviews, I decided to bring my snowshoes. I saw about 30 hikers today and I was the only with snowshoes. However, I was glad I brought them and I got many comments that I was the only smart one on the trail! I don’t think they are mandatory (Yak trax or waterproof hiking boots would also be ok) and I did still slip going down the slush. Especially in the afternoon when the slush was melting even more. I was grateful to have my snow shoes on. I actually ended up at Dog Lake and was underwhelmed. Once I was pointed in the right direction, I made it up to Lake Mary and it was very worth it. (Had to take snow shoes off on rocky areas). For the best views, keep hiking to the left of the lake as if you are going to Lake Martha. And if you are headed to Lake Martha or Lake Catherine, I wouldn’t go without snow shoes! Can’t wait to go again in a few weeks and see how it’s changing!

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