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Victoria Peter reviewed Lower Lena Lake Trail
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Great, easy-to-follow trail.

Haley Gray reviewed Tubal Cain Trail
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Hiking

On a Friday started around 11:30 and went to the lake and back (12ish mi). Only ran into a handful of groups hiking but passed lots of occupied camp sites. Very dog friendly and well maintained trail!

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Dallas Howard reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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Rock climbingRockySnow

Did this a few months back. We got lost because the trail was snowed over but eventually found our way to the top. Pretty sweet area, lots of places where you can free climb to other peaks. Once the fog blew over the view was great.

Joshua O'Hara reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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6 mile hike, difficult? Yes! The first part of the climb feels like a run-of-the-mill switchback-fest, but once you leave the forest it turns into a rocky and steep challenge full of breath taking views. Even saw some mountain goats! Very rewarding hike to the top! I did this in August, so the conditions were very forgiving. The service road was very washboard-like and a little loose in places but I managed to get up there with my rear-wheel drive truck with 55k miles on the tires with some fishtailing.

Kelsey Wojtasiak reviewed Lower Lena Lake Trail
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Hiking

Got the the trailhead at 8:30am and already 15+ cars. That being said we passed only 6 people on the way to the lake. On the way back to the lot it was a constant stream of people heading in, and the parking lot had a long line of cars waiting to park. At least 30+ cars. Out by 12pm with a good amount of time spent at the lake. The trail was breathtaking. The absolute perfect mix of elevation gain and length for an easy but satisfying day hike. One of the best hikes I’ve done in a long time! The lake is emerald and beautiful! Wear a mask, put your dog on a leash, take your trash so we can all keep enjoying this trail.

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Hiking

August 6, 2020 There are a few spots with thick undergrowth, but the trail association was out there too. The water is extremely cold.

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Robert Jung reviewed Goat Lake Trail
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HikingBlowdownBugsRocky

Went last Friday and Saturday, lots of people and the TP in the woods is proof. Lots of elevation gain for how many people were there.

Maya Holaday reviewed Mount Rose Trail
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Hiking

Few tips - Warning very steep the entire hike. Bring plenty of water and snacks. It’s a very exhausting hike but the top is worthy! Bring some bug spray! Make sure you have good hiking boots it’s very slippery coming down! Bring poles! Feels longer than 6.7miles. The fork is about half way! The view to the top is breathtaking! Good reward! We only saw 2 people, not a very crowded hike! Don’t workout your legs the day before! I regret it !!!! It’s an overall good leg workout!!!!

Kieran Webb reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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Hiking

Not too crowded in early august on a weekday during the ‘rona.

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Alex V. reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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HikingBugsGreat!No shadeRocky

Summary: Very challenging hike. Incredible views at the top into the Olympics and of Rainer, Adams, St Helens and Seattle. Wildflowers are incredible. Saw a mountain goat family (three adults, two babies)!! Bugs were biting! Parking was bad, but there are spots along the road. Left Seattle late on a Saturday, and was worried about parking. The lot was full, but there was plenty of parking along side the road. On my way down after the hike, there was a Subaru Crosstrek that fell down the side of the road about 10 feet and was caught on a tree. A tow truck passed us hopefully to help that person out. Hope they were alright. I started at the lower trailhead and brought 32lbs of water in my pack as training weight to test out my new pack. This turned out to be kind of a mistake as it took away a bit from my experience on this hike. This hike is steep! Several sections are very challenging and rocky. The bugs were biting even in the forest before I got to the wildflower meadows. On the way up, there are several vantage points where you can look out at Mt Rainier, Mt Adams, and Mt St Helens! At the top on a clear day, you can also see Seattle! One of my favorite parts of this hike is how easily you can point to it and say "I was up there!", given Mt Ellinor's recognizable position as the southern most peak on the eastern front of the Olympics. I can even see this peak from my apartment in downtown Seattle! Once you move through a steep rocky section with several large steps required, you will start to see some flowers. They are out in full force and are beautiful. The trail goes up and up! Don't be fooled by what appear to be the summits! You will know when you reach the top. At the top, there was a mountain goat family passing though. Several of these goats walked even closer to the humans at the top, but I tried to keep my distance. It was cute to see the babies. After the goats left, I spent time looking into the Olympics towards the west. What I believe is Mt Olympus was visible before some clouds moved in. I logged 8.5 total miles, more than WTA says.

Kim Wheeler reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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Rachael Dunn reviewed Lower Lena Lake Trail
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Got to the trailhead around 8:30 on a Wednesday morning and there was plenty of parking. We didn’t see another soul on the trail until about 3 miles in, pretty close to the lake. More folks on the way down, but still not bad at all. We were down by 12:45. Was a little disappointed that not many people were wearing masks when they passed others in close proximity. The composting toilets at the lake are also currently closed.

brittney johnston reviewed Spider Lake Trail
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Sean Apodaca reviewed Lower Lena Lake Trail
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Stephanie Lincoln reviewed Beaver Falls
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the directions to this trailhead are incorrect. brought me to a loading quarry. someone local please correct these directions

kkf NC reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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Hiking

Very lovely hike. FS_24 and FS_2419 roads are good. And the trail is very well maintained and constructed .. A very big thank y'all to all you folks! It was cloudy and cool during my ~6 hours on the Mt Ellinor trail. Best of all no mozzies or biting bugs (probably cos i sprayed on me lots of OFF). Also, i guess i had passed by, or encountered ~100 hikers - individuals, couples, or big family groups during my ~5 hours on the hike. And all were all courteous, friendly and kind.

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Richard Weeden reviewed Lower Lena Lake Trail
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Hiking

Great hike with the kiddos. Water wasn’t too cold. Only sad thing is watch out for glass on the shoreline.

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Samantha George reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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HikingBugsNo shadeRocky

Did part of the upper trail Friday with my 11yr old and the full lower trail on Sunday with my husband. Northwest Forest Pass or America The Beautiful Pass required at upper trailhead only. Lower does not require the pass/fee. If you select directions from this trail listing, it will take you to the lower trailhead. 7 mile (or so) drive on up hill forest roads. Lost cell service a little before the forest road turn. Not hard to find, just a sharp left at the first intersection and then straight up to the trailhead. It’s rocky and washboarded in many areas but no major potholes. 2WD Civic made it up fine, but needs a serious bath now because it’s dusty and dirty! (Mild caution: some people can be less conscientious than others and fly down this road. The speed limit is 25, some of the corners are pretty sharp and tight, and there is a steep drop off, so please be careful and kind) Trail is beautiful and shaded for about 1/3 of the way. Then, it becomes more rock and exposed so, sunscreen is advised right now. STRONG Bug spray is also needed if you go later in the day. Friday night was awful for bugs but Sunday was great and didn’t even need the spray. Trail: First 1/3 Shaded old-growth forest, some roots and rocks, one small downed tree 1/3 Rocky, might need to use you hands if you don’t have poles 1/3 Gravel/loose rock stairs (poles were so helpful going down, kept me from eating it a couple times) Hikers: Almost everyone was kind and courteous and most wore masks or kept their distance to pass. Crowding: Earlier and later are better. Parking at 8:30am was easy, only about 10 cars were already there. When we came down, people had turned it into a one lane road by parking all down the side. Many more people going up as we were coming down. The wildflowers are gorgeous right now and on a clear day, you can see for miles on about 2/3 of the hike. Wow. Just wow. Sadly, didn’t see any mountain goats. But it was beautiful and well worth the trip up! Saw Rainer in her glory, MSH and Hood way off in the distance. Always have: 10 Essentials Recommended: - Poles - KT tape if you have knee issues - Good Trail Shoes / Hiking boots (tennis shoes will probably get you injured) - Lots of water (it’s hot and exposed) - Some good snacks / lunch for the top (wish we’d brought a beer!) - Sunscreen / Lip Balm - Bug Spray - A pen/marker for the register (it’s in a small Grey supply box)

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