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no dogs

22 hours ago

Great hike, moderate with steep decline, do not recommend for kids. Narrow ledge at times. Views of waterfalls.

Temporarily closed due to washout.

1 day ago

2 days ago

Views were amazing, pretty easy hike, easy for dogs too. Road going up is very bad, last 2 miles have a high clearance 4wd or awd car. We had a lifted jeep and had fun going up. Road is a logging road so very compact gravel which is very rough

stopped by on our way out of the ape cave. 6 year old grandson love the short little stroll along with the chance to crawl through another lava tube

if you are complaining about not getting good views, you didn't go far enough. The best shots can be taken on the steep and more difficult trail, I would not recommend it for kids.

amazing views and fairly easy trail to maneuver

We expected some great hiking and views but were quite disappointed after doing this hike.

A beautifull hike without any shade so remember to bring enough water and protection with you. Combined it with coldwater peak because we missen the turnoff but because of that we had an amazing view of lake St Helens and the Crater. Definitely can recommend it.

4 days ago

mountain biking
4 days ago

5 days ago

Got there early to avoid the crowds- totally nailed that. The hike is confusing at first, not much signage for directions when you cross the suspension bridge. We decided to take the "most difficult" trail to the right and had no idea where we were going. We ended asking others. My advice is to hike down that steep path, go down the cool steep ladder then cross the little bridge then turn back. The rest of the hike is washed out. If you are scared of heights, this may not be the trail you want to take. Take your time if you're out of shape and you'll have a good time, it's super steep and navigating up rocks.

on Thomas Lake Trail

5 days ago

If you come across a road closed sign, it just turned out to me a minor wash out. Any 4WD vehicle should have no problem getting through.

The hike itself is nice and easy, lots of lakes and minimal elevation gain. We were a little early for huckleberries this year. Bugs were out but not in force.
(Early Aug 2017)

Honestly one of the best hikes you can do. I've hiked all over the PNW and this is one of my favorites. The road to get to the trailhead is worse then Abiqua Falls if that puts it in perspective. Need a high clearance 4x4

6 days ago

Did a day hike to Snowgrass Flats and almost to Goat Lake before having to return. The road is in good shape except for some washboard areas. Trail in good condition, but a fair amount of traffic for a Wednesday. Wildflowers are in full bloom.

6 days ago

A great small trail, especially for beginners. I took my family who doesn't hike!