dogs on leash
Janay C. on Lewis River Falls Trail
The road is closed about a mile from the trail head, coming from Cougar. Parts of the trail are blocked by trees and fallen rock but still able to hike the whole stretch. Beautiful hike!
Great walk! Beautiful views. Stars with nice wide gravel path, crosses really nice bridge with pretty views of water falls, then in to smaller dirt path (still very nice). Well kept, Dog friendly. Only two things, bring water or I would go early if it's going to be a hot day, not much cover on a much of the walk. It could get very warm out there. And watch out for tics!!! Dog was covered. Before I went back a second time I made sure she had tic begone! :-)
Tracy P. on Siouxon Trail
Such a beautiful day. bit muddy but all in all awesome hike.
I hiked this on sunday (4-16-17) When you pull onto wind mountain road and it says you've arrived at your destination you have to walk a couple hundred feet down the gravel road until you see a sign on your right and that is where the trailhead begins. It was a beautiful hike and we were one of the only few people up there most of the morning. It isn't called wind mountain for nothing. Be prepared for the wind it gets quite cold and almost pushes you over when you reach the top. It might be a little slippery on the way down if it has rained at all.
2nd time I've done this trail. The waterfall is amazing! Easy trail along a river. Still lots of snow, NF road is closed, had to walk 2 miles through a good deal of snow to get to the trail head. TONS
of fallen trees. Be prepared for a work out if going soon!!
From Bonneville trail head to PCT is still very muddy, otherwise the entire trek is in good condition. The blue sparkle of Gillette Lake is such a mesmerizing experience. This was well worth the easy hike. Incline variation was easily managed even with my arthritis. The logging destruction is a sad sight, but the lake isn't far past and is sure to brighten your spirit.
Fabulous hike. Very well cared for trail. Thank you, please keep it up. A great cardio for this out of shape gal and a wonderful view to make the climb beyond worth it. Despite the clouds I was able to make out the lower half of Mount St Helen. The sacred sites are breathtakingly powerful and simple. I'd do this one again and again. 50 minutes up, 30 minutes down.