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fee
over grown
1 day ago

I've done this trail multiple ti.es going both routes. It's a good trail for dogs but make sure you bring them food and water of their own. My lab and I made a 2 hour 20 minute round trip but we only stopped for water and I fed him at the bottom. The down hill is good for a trail run if your up to it after the ascension.

A brutal beast of a hike! Long and winding and gradual for many miles and then the heartbreak ridge to thw summit which truly lived up to the name. We were pretty much exhausted by making the summit and the steep loose rock on the way down was not fun. Amazing views and lovely forests much of the time. 10 hours from start to finish. Very sore and bug bitten the next day but have a great sense of accomplishment.

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blowdown
bugs
no shade
over grown
rocky
4 days ago

No longer closed. First time doing this trail for me, and everything lived up to its expectations. It was long --17-18 miles and my quarantine legs are no more now. Heartbreak ridge lived up to its name on the way up, but was honestly less steep and exposed than west way. I couldn't enjoy the exposed views of Westway on the way down because it was steep loose gravel and with every step I was actively trying to not fall over/die. If I ever did this hike again, I'd probably take heartbreak both directions. There's a beautiful lake to dip in (about 2.5 miles in) on the way out. Also, the trail is definitely overgrown in a few spots (not enough to lose the trail), and I got some kind of bumps all over my bare legs from stinging nettle or poison ivy. So, maybe wear pants? Also don't do what I did and ever leave the PCT between mile marker 0.5 and 6.0ish -- I accidentally took a wrong turn on what seemed like a wider trail and added a mile to my overall count.

Beautiful views and lots of areas to stop and enjoy them. Steady incline all the way up.

Still closed due to COVID 19. Back when we were there it was an easy out and back. Relatively short and little elevation gain. Bonus is you can swim in the lake, which frankly is more of a pond.

heavy. but it's so beautiful. My first time I felt I was dying but it was worth the effort

hiking
closed
rocky
18 days ago

Despite the barricade and closure, we drove down about 1.5 miles and parked off-road and then hiked to the trailhead. This made it a bit more than 5 miles round trip. We had perfect weather! This is a fairy easy hike with a well taken care of trail. A few sturdy bridges to cross, 3-4 switchbacks, and great waterfall at the end.

Loved this trail up the mountain. First time up I lost my breath but felt so accomplished once I reached the top falls!

closed
24 days ago

closed as of May 9th

This trail was inaccessible today due to Covid-19.

trail and trailhead closed due to COVID signs from Police threaten arrest for hiking

trail and trailhead closed due to COVID signs from Police threaten arrest for hiking

trail and trailhead closed due to COVID signs from Police threaten arrest for hiking

ALL TRAILS FROM THIS TRAILHEAD ARE CLOSED DUE TO COVID. signs say those who hike anyway are subject to arrest (which is overkill if you ask me, but whatever)

hiking
1 month ago

Saw a black bear, it was epic!

This is closed for quarantine!!

Beautiful, quick hike. We went early so only ran into a few people. One of the most beautiful waterfall hikes in the area though for sure.

Had a wonderful hike today. It is definitely a friendly hike.

Honestly, this was one of our favorite day hike loops. It’s easy and the waterfalls are worth it. Be carefully for drop off on the trail at the top of the falls.

hiking
2 months ago

Stunning views of the Cascade peaks.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy trail. Just be warned bathrooms are locked due to Coronavirus. Perhaps find a stop before you get on trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail that wasn’t ridiculously crowded due to COVID-19. People said it was more crowded than normal but I felt like we were able to maintain social distance. My dog loved swimming in the lake.

hiking
2 months ago

Word of advice is go early! I arrived around 9:30 in time to find parking. A few people on the trail but not crowded yet. Pretty easy hike, not a lot of room at the waterfall to enjoy it for long but it was gorgeous! More foot traffic coming down. Parking lot was completely full, people had to park on the side of the road.

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