hiking
muddy
14 hours ago

Nice trail, and open! Beautiful views. The road is horrible to get there- two miles of potholes.

A great place to adventure, not too crowded and seriously gorgeous.

hiking
1 day ago

Ends of trail are moderate in the sense that they are steepish, the middle of the hike is very much easy and flat. I would recommend starting counterclockwise if you want to avoid a steep incline. I went clockwise and the beginning was a gradual decline with a sharp incline at the end. I would have gone the opposite way had I known.

Lower falls parking closed. I parked at Middle Falls and hiked down to lower falls. This was the most calming and relaxing hike. The trail was so well kept and perfectly situated next to the river. I would love to come back to the campground and hike the entire trail!

My new favorite trail! Could see helens, Adams, Rainier, Hood, Jefferson and the Sisters from the top! The last few miles are on a forest service road and an SUV // 4WD would be helpful. You can’t pay for the discovery pass ahead of time so make sure to pay online beforehand!

6/2. Great day for the summit. Mostly clear with just enough haze to keep the sun at bay. Started at 3am based on other reviews i read about the snow getting slushy by 10am. Dry trails all the way until the last 2 miles or so. No snow shoes needed but crampons were necessary. I reached the summit at 8:30 and had great views of the crater and all the surrounding mountains. Could even see Jefferson in Oregon and another unidentifiable peak even further. I despise getting up that early but glad i did cause the clouds were starting to roll in as I descended. The glissading was perfect. Fast and soft.

The best trail I’ve done in Western OR/WA!

Beautiful, easy hike. Easy to drive to and close to Hood River. A little rocky and some of the trail is hard to follow on the way down. It’s a great go to hike if you’re bringing friends out from out of town and don’t have a ton of time.

Didn’t always know where the trail was but made it work anyway. Almost stepped on a rattle snake coming off a big step, that was scary.

Beautiful view! Great hike! Made it up in 1.5hrs and down in 45 min but spent 1.5hrs at the top and could have stayed longer! A little rocky but all the snow is melted, no extra gear needed

hiking
rocky
snow
2 days ago

It was a beautiful day. The hiking was very very hard. It started out gentle enough in the forest. After a while it transitioned to boulder fields with loose gravel and sand. The hardest part for me was the snow field, literally one tiny step at a time. Parts of the snow field were steep enough. I was fortunate to bump into a few other hikers who graciously let me join them upon my request (we kept our distance from each other). Following their footsteps in the snow made it less slippery for me but no less challenging. My legs were exhausted. My arms were even more tired. My stomach was growling even though I had food throughout the hike. Just too tired. The descent was fun fun fun. We glissaded down. One of the hikers, who worked for REI, led us through various chutes and we got down on our garbage bags all the to elevation under 5,000 feet. But we had to switch to different chutes in order to go down the right or not to knock into rocks. The rest of the descent was relaxed. My hike took about nine and a half hours in total. Crampons were very helpful. Micro spikes tend to slip at places. The snow seemed to soften in the afternoon so try to make it up in the morning. It was bright enough early in the morning after 4 am. At the beginning of the hike, signs are very clear so starting the hike before the sun is total out would not make you lost. It is helpful to be able to see clearly when hiking the boulder fields. I had some layers with a down jacket, which was adequate for June 1st. The sun was very intense so make sure to apply sunscreen diligently and wear sunglasses and hat. I referred to the website of Mount St Helens and talked to a staff as part of preparing for this hike. Highly recommend. Fellow hikers seemed nice.

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike, family friendly and well shaded. Is a perfect hot day hike

hiking
2 days ago

It was a great trail even with having to walk a little to the trailhead. Not a lot of people, beautiful view of the mountain & a little bit of snow. Highly recommend with kids!!! You can walk around the lake thru a "path" & walk behind the waterfall! Around 5ish miles from Marble sno-park (gate closed for cars but you can walk, about a mile to the tail head from marble snow park)

This is a short walk down a well maintained path with numerous steps to a larger viewing area of the falls. There are quite a few blown down trees right in front of the falls, but they do not block the view much. Park on a small gravel area on the left hand side of the road, and you will see the path that leads down to the falls. No signage visible.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
2 days ago

Trail is pretty well maintained. It has a small stream that runs onto the trail for a bit, but not impassable. The trail was muddy as to be expected since it's spring. There are two blown down trees on the trail, one you can easily climb over and a second you can go under. The falls are GORGEOUS. Numerous small falls that cross over the trail. Nothing impassable. Highly recommend.

Great hike. Clocked in at only 4.1 to the lake. Option to go a bit more, but we just decided to stop and eat after crossing the bridge after the old ranger station. Simple hike, easy to follow the trail. Some fallen trees added for some obstacles, but nothing really obstructing access along the way. Some muddy spots from rains the day before. Definitely will return during warmer times for a quick dip before heading back.

hiking
blowdown
bridge out
muddy
off trail
scramble
2 days ago

Very confusing trail to follow but was still an adventure and lots of fun. Around 4.5 miles of you do angel Falls loop FYI, which is what is tracked on this trail.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
2 days ago

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