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rocky
1 day ago

Great trail! Mud on trail, but not too bad. Early start = less people. Tons of gorgeous views. Great craftsmanship on all bridges. Very little wildlife.

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
washed out
2 days ago

Hiked Siouxon Creek for the first time 10/8/19, it is a magical place and a must see! 9.10 miles with 1318ft elevation gain in 6hrs 10 mins total time, 5hrs 26mins moving time and 46mins stopped time. I hiked from Siouxon Creek Trailhead parking to Chinook Falls out and back. The drive in (watch out for fallen trees) isn't too bad till the last 4 miles, but I think with care in driving any car can make it to the TH. There are big potholes and paved/ dirt patches. Great for small children at the lower elevation, but there is a Creek washout on the trail before Chinook Falls. Not handicap friendly. 1 other vehicle in the lot when I arrived at 6:08am, saw 5 people and 3 dogs after 11am. With 3 other cars in the lot when I left. Parking area is gravel and fits 20+ cars. No bathrooms at this TH. Great camping spots on trail with beautiful views and some even have picnic tables. Trail is pretty spacious till the second big waterfall, then turns to single file.Hiked Siouxon Creek for the first time 10/8/19, it is a magical place and a must see! 9.10 miles with 1318ft elevation gain in 6hrs 10 mins total time, 5hrs 26mins moving time and 46mins stopped time. I hiked from Siouxon Creek Trailhead parking to Chinook Falls out and back.

hiking
off trail
rocky
snow
2 days ago

Great hike in the woods with my dog. I would rate this on the easy side of moderate. I did scamper down to the large falls about 3 tenths from the end (see recording) it was a little to sketch for me and I wish I had tied my dog up at the top. I did do the loop which adds a flat mile, again a nice walk in the woods nothing more. Super well maintained.

Lush & green throughout!

Being from the Midwest we were blown away by Panther Creek Falls itself. The hike down to the lower wasn't really a long hike perse but it had a fair amount of elevation loss/gain for us casual hikers. All in all, we will be back. Loved it!

Hiked Sunday the 6th and what a gorgeous day to have chosen. Road in is in good shape. A few drainage areas that would make it tough for a car but doable. Trail is in good shape other than a few sections that the motorcycles have tore up or dug deep ruts. A couple riders made no effort to slow down or let you find a safe spot along the trail, otherwise most were courteous. Lots of mountain bikers. Trail is steep from get go and definitely a good workout. From the top you can see Mount Rainier, Adams and St. Helens. Definitely a hike I’d do again.

Great place to hike! I drove a couple hours to hike here and I was not disappointed. Dog friendly trails and it wasn't overly busy for the weekend, which was nice. I'm not an avid hiker and the trails were fairly easy to get through. Definitely recommend.

hiking
8 days ago

Nice views at the top. Good workout. Took about an hour and a half, including about 15 minutes at the top. Started at 10:30am on a Sunday, saw a few people but not many.

hiking
blowdown
over grown
8 days ago

hiking
muddy
8 days ago

Fall colors are peak perfect!!!

hiking
9 days ago

Easier hike than expected. A few patches of mud and puddles but overall the trail was in great shape. The lake is absolutely beautiful. We had a nice picnic.

hiking
9 days ago

Hiked the afternoon of 4 October during a break in the rain. Good hike if you are short on time or taking kids. Road up to trailhead is narrow but very good as you can see the forest service has done some recent repairs. Could use a few more direction signs. Not a lot of parking and another hiker had parked in the only spot to easily turn around (sign stating not to do so above his truck lol). Trail was a little muddy but expected with the rain. Falls are a mile in. Not many Mountain View’s but still worth the hike.

Really nice trail following the creek. Pleasant and the falls are stunning. Road coming in kind of rough.

backpacking
muddy
rocky
snow
12 days ago

Snowed 1-2 inches overnight great trail highly recommend.

hiking
no shade
rocky
12 days ago

Started at old hwy 8, so I think I lost some milage there, but overall great hike. The corg and I did it counterclockwise which was nice, there was some shade doing it that way but not much and absolutely none after you start the traverse up. It stayed nice and clear for us the whole time. Beautiful views all the way up.

hiking
muddy
snow
13 days ago

Road to trail head is no longer closed. All trails can be deceiving, so do your research. Pictures of this trail have a view of mount rainier and Adams, you will not visualize them on goat creek. Goat creek trail ends at a cross roads, to get the views, continue straight up goat mountain. Follow the sign that says “goat mountain 1.5 miles.” Round trip for me was 13.9 miles. Very cold and windy at the top, my feet were cold in the waterproof shoes because the ground was frozen solid. Consider bringing wool socks, gloves, hand warmers, warm hat, and several layers. Not an overpopulated trail at all, I do my hiking on weekdays to avoid crowds anyways, but I was out there for 9 hours and didn’t see a single other hiker.

Loose rocks, no trail signs along the way. Not impressed.

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