Maybe 2 or 3 good spots to sit and enjoy the river over a 5 mile hike. Can follow side trails to get closer. The many creek crossings were cool. There is nothing at the end of this 10.1m out/back besides the last view. Was a decent hike, probably not worth the forest service road drive from 101 when the Lake Cushman hikes are just up the road.

Nice hike with only a few minor blow downs. There were multiple small stream crossings and little mud today. I went to Camp Comfort then took the trail that takes you to the forest road, eventually passed LeBar Horse Camp and back to the car to make a nice 10 mile loop. Trailhead closed so just park on the other side of the bridge. Multiple spots.

hiking
13 days ago

We hiked this trail three days ago going clockwise up the steep shorter route to the top and then took the side trail .1 miles each way to Muller Peak and on the way down stopped at the Fouts rock house which was a pretty spectacular grouping of colossal boulders and worth the very short side trip. The trail was well-maintained And going up clockwise allows hikers to make a decision whether to turn back early or complete the entire loop because a lot of the really good views are early in the hike Although we found plenty of fairly spectacular views farther along the Ridgeline. There were only minor areas of snow that we didn’t bother putting shoe spikes on to traverse. Down low on the flat part of the loop there was plenty of muddy trail. One option down low is to take the Olympic discovery Trail which crosses 101 but comes out close to the parking area that you need to use for this hike since the road to the trail head is gated. This would’ve illuminated the muddy part of the trail and would’ve been a shorter route back to where we parked.

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blowdown
scramble
13 days ago

We biked in and camped at Dosewallips campground. The next day we hid our bikes and started up towards the lake on the steep part. It’s easy to loose the trail in the first 10 minutes. It’s almost impossible if you get off the trail however we found it again and got to the lake in 2 1/2 hours. The lake was partially thawed and very beautiful. No snow until you hit the lake. No gear required for this hike but you should be in shape and accustomed to a primitive trail.

hiking
15 days ago

We did the loop & ended with 14 miles with all our side trips. Trail is snow free. We went up to the left of the loop (shorter to the peak). Great views of Olympus among the way. The peak itself is tree covered so couldn’t see anything. Just before the peak has good views so we can back and had lunch there. We took the long way down (7.4) and honestly if I had to do it again I would go up the way we did and go back down the divide trail which is a shorter trail in the middle. The long way was through the forest and pretty boring. Felt like it took Forever. Great views. Flowers are out. Great views of lake crescent , Baker, Glacier peak, the sound and Olympus!

hiking
blowdown
1 month ago

This is a great time to hike this trail. The ranger station advised that the trailheads are closed however you can still use the trails. No bugs, the trail was dry, a few easy stream crossings, wildflowers blooming, and I encountered just one other hiker all day. There were a few blowdowns near the upper end however they were easy enough to get over or under.

Trail was in good condition. Only scattered spots of mud. A couple of the creek crossings were about middle of my shin deep (I’m 6’3”) so we had to jump from stone to stone or clear the gap to keep our feet dry. 10.51 miles round trip on my watch. Only a few trees down across the trail but easily crossed or ducked under.

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over grown
1 month ago

Great day.. a few points where we were climbing thru downed logs and branches. Decided to walk on a road a couple times instead of the “trail”

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blowdown
bridge out
closed
muddy
1 month ago

Did an out-and-back along the west side of Lake Wynoochee from Camp Coho to Maidenhair Falls. It's a long, rolling hike (16 miles round trip) with views of the lake along the way. There are a few EXTREMELY slippery log bridges with missing handrails that we had to inch our way across. One sits about 15 feet above the ground. Fall here, and you're guaranteed some broken bones! Exercise caution! Also, 1.5 miles in, at Scatter Creek, there is no bridge. The creek is only about 10 feet wide and not very deep, but Instead of fording it, we backtracked a little ways to a fallen tree that we climbed over to get across. We then had to scramble up a not-too-steep bluff (maybe 20 feet high) to get back to the trail. Other than that, the trail is in relatively good condition. The falls aren't spectacular, but it was just nice to get out in nature.

on Mount Muller Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Would’ve been a nice hike, but the snow at the top made things difficult and slow. We also weren’t able to get any views as it was totally overcast. Would recommend waiting until summer (we went in the end of March) before you do this one

Great sunny afternoon! Trail was in good condition. Probably 25-30 cars parked in and around the parking area. Occasionally came across people but not too bad.

This was a fun hike for a sunny day in the midst of our recent "physical distancing" mandate due to the Covid-19 virus. There were not many people on the trail and it was a pretty easy hike for us. Everyone we came across was clearly attempting to keep a 6 foot distance in order to avoid virus issues. The trail was in good shape with only a few muddy spots. It is a very easy hike with only about 800 feet of elevation gain.

hiking
2 months ago

The 4-mile stretch of this trail along Lake Crescent (including Devil’s Punchbowl) is closed as of March 9 due to construction. Planned re-opening in fall 2020.

I enjoyed this trail I ran into one problem and that was when the main trail hits the side one which is when you would go almost all vertical, the trail had been covered in fallen trees which made getting all the way up difficult and a lot of the time I had to bush wookie it. Once it’s cleared though it’s gonna be nice and difficult. Recommend for those who like more vertical then horizontal hiking.

Easy, pretty, peaceful.

Love this trail! I took my hybrid (road) bike on it and it definitely pushed the limits of that bike. My husband took his mountain bike and it handled fine. Two large tunnels so bring a flashlight. The punch bowl is fun!

Walked the whole trail yesterday (2/16) with my mother and 5 year old. It's an alright walk...kinda boring really. Especially after the bridge and tunnel. It is pretty though. This was my second time here. The first was back in 2011 or 12 so the tunnel was new to me, which caused me to miss the bridge on the way. The bridge is down the trail to the left of the tunnel I found it on the way back lol If I ever go back, I'm not wasting my time on the whole thing. *There's remnants of the old tunnel a little ways further down, but after that...nothing more to see.

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muddy
washed out
3 months ago

Awesome trail, especially for dogs!

Did this Hike on Wed, 01/29. Very flat and easy hike. Most exciting part of the hike was traveling through the railroad tunnel. Though the lake and trees are beautiful, i would strongly recommend that instead of doing this hike, spend most of your time on the other side of the lakes where the beauty and trails far exceed this one.

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blowdown
bridge out
closed
flooded
muddy
off trail
washed out
3 months ago

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