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The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington is a National Forest extending more than 140 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Range from the Canada–US border to the northern boundary of Mount Rainier National Park.

One of my favorite hikes in this area. Done it multiples times.

Our first attempt to reach the trailhead was via Corral Pass Rd. Unfortunately, the gate is still closed. We turned around and tried the other access point and were successful. We hiked in through Dalles Ridge, and about a mile into our hike, snow took over heavily shaded parts of the trail. Without proper spikes, the melting snow was quite slippery (with a drop off on one side), so we decided to turn around. The drive up to the trailhead was still enjoyable and mostly dry. This trail may need another week or two before the snow isn't such a hazard. The trail is still doable if you are brave and have proper spikes!

13 hours ago

Great view at the top. Very isolated from society.

1 day ago

BEAUTIFUL falls, and you can stand right next to it! The last 1/2 mile is rather challenging when compared to the rest coming up. The view is so worth it though! Bring a jacket, because you will get wet.

Great hike with gorgeous views the whole way to the lake. Maybe bring bug spray to use at the lake :)

1 day ago

This was the perfect initial hike for the season for me, and on the first day of summer!!! I got here early, thank goodness because I must have seen 40 people and 20 dogs on my way down.

Fun quick early evening hike.

1 day ago

1 day ago

We had a great hike up to the lake. The trail is well maintained and the rating is accurate. A little snow right at the top but easily passable with sneakers. All the falls on the way up were beautiful and the small stream crossings along the way were a piece of cake. Lots of wildflowers in bloom. There's a small flower guide behind the info board at the trail head.

Great hike! At times the trail is obscure but that makes it adventurous. Variety of trail terrain--- from soft pine needle covered to muddy to extreme rocky as well as crossing rocky water ways.
Glad to have our gps with us as we took a wrong turn near the end of the loop but quickly figured it out and finished strong!

Beautiful trail in a beautiful part of our state. Super easy to traverse regardless of skill level. A must do!

Love this hike! I really recommend it!

2 days ago

This is the easiest trail around. No excuse not to hike. It's family friendly, dog friendly and senior friendly. Once you arrive at Franklin Falls you'll see something so beautiful and so amazing! Once you're done with Franklin falls you can do the Denny Creek Melakwa Lake trail. That trail is more advanced. Be prepared for a little snow. I ended up turning around but will come back later in the summer.