Amazing hike! I did this yesterday with my dog. The lower falls parking area is closed so I parked at the upper falls (just an extra 5-10 min down the road) and did the whole loop (about 6 miles). Only saw 3 other groups of people so easy to social distance (I was there from about 9 am to 12 pm). Most of the hike is shady and you can access the water from multiple areas, so it was a great for a hot day.

hiking
closed
1 day ago

We decided to take a drive and see what Lewis River Falls was about. Lower part is closed but middle and high part is open. You could still walk about 2 miles to get from middle fall to the lower fall. We decided to just take the middle fall trail. The trail is nice but a little dangerous for the little ones. Gotta make sure they dont slip. The middle fall was beautiful but cant get in the water from that area since it will drag you. We did ask around and a family did mention that the walk to the lower fall wasnt bad. I will have to drive back once the Lower part is open and check the river fall.

I don’t want to lower the stars because this place is truly so beautiful but it is closed for the remainder of summer if anyone didn’t know. Once all this shit stops, definitely a place to go see. Maybe even jump off a cliff if you’re feeling adventurous

hiking
no shade
snow
2 days ago

Beautiful day. Warmed up fairly early. Snow was soft. Witnesed a few less than experienced climbers postholing. I typically don’t have this problem and did not with my trip today. The experience i have gained with my more than 40 summits, i can read the snow to plan each and every step. Glissading down was especially terrific today. Glissaded from the summit clear into the tree line. Dodged around a few trees till the snow ran dry. Trash bags are all i use. Climb in and let er rip. Then after you are done you can use the bags to pick up trash on the rest of your descent. One thing i found frustrating was the observation of people still hauling water to consume. There is plenty of water on this mountain. Snow is your number 1 source. Knock off that top layer of dirty snow and enjoy nature’s cool treat. Hope this review was helpful.

hiking
2 days ago

Great day to be out on the trail. Saw a handful of people both on the way in and out. There are trees down over the trail but nothing difficult at all. Honestly, USFS should leave them to keep people out. I can see this place being a madhouse in the summer and that would be anything but fun.

hiking
muddy
rocky
2 days ago

The hike was really beautiful, only downside was the fallen trees over the path. You can access the lake through bike or ATV (through the lower trail) or hike on the upper trail.

Can you still go in the water and hang out at that gorgeous looking waterfall?

Can you still go in the water and hang out at that gorgeous looking waterfall?

a great easy hike to some amazing waterfalls. it looks like something from deep jungle central america...but, its NOT! it's our PNW.

hiking
muddy
4 days ago

Great trail. Lots of fallen trees and a bit muddy today due to rain yesterday. But, only 10 cars in lot and the trail was not super busy. Beautiful trek and a Great Lake view. Lake is about 4.2 miles away, so can be an 8.4 mile RT hike.

backpacking
muddy
off trail
4 days ago

Great trip! Busier than I'd ever seen it. The big lot was full, cars parked way down the road when I left. Luckily I go farther than most people, and didnt see anyone once I reached my lakeside spot Thursday. Fish were active!

Went 5.24.20 and couldn’t make it b/c snow on road ~2 miles before trail head. I saw some raised jeeps make their way into the snow but if you don’t have a raised car it’s not accessible right now

5/25/20- Conditions were not good and prevented a summit unfortunately. The snow is staring to get really slushy even in the early morning before sunrise. It was still a great experience and we were able to glissade from the weather station down.

The trail entry from Grouse vista to Indian Pits is completely covered in snow. Recommend GPS in order to stay on trail. Spikes also came in handy on the snow. Grouse vista to silver star portion very crowded but once onto Indian Pits the crowds thinned out. Recommend face mask when passing people on narrow trail.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
6 days ago

hiking
muddy
6 days ago

Great trail! not for a beginner though for sure! Bring a sweater it gets pretty cold.

hiking
muddy
6 days ago

This was a great trail. Make sure to wear proper shoes because you run into a lot of mud along the way, there are quite a few fallen trees to climb over as well (not difficult though.) It was definitely a moderate trail so if you're a beginner or this is your first hike, I wouldn't start here. The lake was absolutely beautiful. It was really crowded however. The trail is narrow so you find your self stepping aside a lot to let people pass. Go as early as possible to beat the crowd. I showed up yesterday around 1:30 so not the best time to start the hike.

hiking
fee
icy
no shade
rocky
snow
6 days ago

Started from the Lower Falls Recreation area, so i enjoyed long stretches without any crowding. Water is crystal clear beautiful, filled my bottle & drank it with my Lifestraw, just refreshing. Would love to trail run or xc bike here someday. Good elevation changes & scenery to keep things interesting. Can't wait to come back!

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